1. ACADEMY X REALITY:
What if architecture students, in collaboration with professionals, could think of solutions to real problems and demands and make those solutions a reality? This project proposes that the academy surpasses the theoretical and speculative limits and puts those ideas into practice. The undergraduate project developed here is a response to a demand from a real client, allowing the bridge between academia and reality. A project studio with the responsibility of creating a solution that will be feasible.
2. HOUSING AND GENDER:
The house activities have always been seen and delegated under the care of women, especially in rural areas. However, planning and construction were delegated to men. What if women, who are the homemakers, developed their own homes? The creation of Jajja’s house was developed in collaboration with the user, Jajja, and the research was done from a gender perspective. The feasibility of the project and the constructive process, questioned gender roles through construction.
3. ARCHITECTURE PRODUCT X ARCHITECTURE PROCESS:
The House is seen as a product that can benefit a family, but what if the home and the entire design process was addressed as a process? The design and the technologies were chosen after an immersion in the place, understanding the possibilities of natural and human resources in order to respect the culture and the environment, as well as sharing innovation. The house will be a training school under construction for women, benefiting other people during the process.
4. SUSTAINABILITY AND REPLICABILITY:
The first prototype is Jajja’s house, however, the construction system allows for flexibility and can be replicated in other rural areas of the world in similar climate zones. The project also aims at sustainability and replicability, so that the women involved can continue to generate a cooperative and make the process profitable.