USF/DF The Secret life of Santa Fe Housing Unit

Onnis Luque

2009 - 2012

This project draws light on everyday tactics of appropriation elaborated by the inhabitants while living in - and living with - one of Mexico City’s most outstanding modernist heritage sites: the 1957 Unidad Habitacional Santa Fé by Architect Mario Pani.

I´ve tried to present the creative tensions between architecture and improvisation, space and time, project and everyday life. Providing a deep insight into the multiple functions, forms and facets of the lively transformation process this social housing estate is undertaking day by day.

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