Season 1, Episode 2 • Documentary, 28-Nov-2022
"You don’t understand the kind of scarcity there is in Mexico and many other countries." - Javier Garciadiego, developer
Scarcity. Population density. Disaster recovery. Mexican architects are facing all of these challenges in ways that will surprise and inspire you.
Episode two of MEXITY looks at the importance of small-scale innovation and access to low-cost housing solutions.
Vernacular architecture, collaboration and education are key factors helping architects to provide sensitive solutions for thousands of families in the city.
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