Silvio Pennesi

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Image: Modular Adaptability

Para una Ciudad Autoconstruida

This project tries to establish a dialogue between different types of reflections and intentions. ‘Le fil rouge’ that keeps everything together is a renovated idea of ownership for la Perseverancia, a working class neighbourhood located in the area of central Bogotà (Colombia). The typological transformations I imagined to introduce in this area are informed by the idea of trading private space for collective economic purposes. The interventions should be carried out by the local population through a modular construction system that represent the real outcome of this architectural exploration. An architectural tool that, being highly adaptable, can be used to create small production spaces within this dense urban environment. In this way two resources already present in the area (local culture and self-construction practices) can be unlocked together. I attempted to activate a radical transformation in this area translating in an architectural strategy a reality that already exists but only in the form of potential.

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Master thesis (Repository)