AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture Art and Design


Online-Issn No :
2532-683X
Print-Issn No :
2464-9309
Language :
English
Publisher :
Palermo University Press

Indexed - 2019 : IPI Value (1.92)


Living with emergency. Design for an adaptive settlement in Belén, Iquitos


Article PDF :

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Article type :

Original article

Author :

Belen Desmaison,Linda Buondonno,Giulia Viola,Andrea Giachetta

Volume :

6

Issue :

1

Abstract :

This paper presents a design for a district of the city of Iquitos, developed based on research by the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and supported by the Centro Interuniveristario de Desarollo Academico exchange programme. The case study’s interest is in the conditions of environmental stress to which the district is subject due to seasonal variations in the water level of the river that runs through it. Under these circumstances, the inhabitants have spontaneously developed resilient settlement strategies which, however, are not sufficient to deal with the serious health and sanitary problems that exist there. The paper demonstrates how, in such situations, it is possible to propose adaptive design solutions which are in keeping with local practices and therefore easily reproducible.

Keyword :

environmental stress, adaptability, appropriate technologies, flood-prone areas, self-sustainability

Doi :

https://doi.org/10.19229/2464-9309/6132019

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