Building without a project ?

This community, very organized and enterprising, is planning to build a kindergarten for the children of the area, an informal neighborhood in Guatire. They have a tiny but very adequate plot, on the main road and with access from one of the minor ones. They would be addressing a genuine need, due to the lack…

Do we all fit?

When we were called, the contractor was already at site, and had an outline of what they were going to build.  It was clearly a case of more than one level construction. Fearing  the first level made would make the next impossible, they decided to consult. A very quick response was mandatory, so as not to stop the…

From far away

It is important that architects visit the places where we work. It is not always possible, however. Is it essential? Nowadays we have the technology to communicate and to “travel” without leaving the office. Applying these mechanisms can work for those who are far away, or for whom, being close do not have the time…

Self-built development

A community of neighbors living in Petare,  informal sector  on  Caracas East border,  decided to invest in a  Cooperative  Development to be built in nearby town Guatire. Its promoters gathered more than 200 clients in need of dwellings. A legal trick almost cost them the land.  Their legal quest to protect their rights went on for years. In this lapse they managed to fend off invaders…

Mastering a Plan

This Foundation captivates every one who gets to know it. It’s a shelter for 26 homeless boys. Many private and public institutions offer donations. Sometimes local and foreign companies need to donate in a hurry to comply with legal obligations. This frequent situation made it difficult to achieve  important improvements in infrastructure which require an investment plan.…

Expanding With Furniture

A space can “grow” even remaining the same size. Increasing  production or hiring more work help , doesn’t  require moving, or complex modifications and wall tearing. This was the case of a company that needed to include sale attendants for customers to a new project development within the same office  area. Although it seems complex, the use of…