Vivienda Social Rural FNH

Mauricio Lama Kuncar (Architect) and Waldo Bustamante (Engineer)

Social housing typology for rural areas in Chile.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Vivienda Social Rural FNH is a social housing model for rural areas in Chile. The basic model of the house is 50 m² and was designed for between 3-5 people. The program of the house includes up to 3 bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a combined living and dining area.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Central region in Chile

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

This product was designed by a team lead by Mauricio Lama Kuncar (architect) and Waldo Bustamante (engineer) and formed by different collaborators (Pierre Lavigne, Alejandro Armstrong, Matias Bucci, Pablo Peñalosa, and Luis Codoceo). The product was implemented by the Chilean NGO Fundacion Nuestros Hijos.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

In 2010, the market price of the house per unit was established at ~8776 USD (7,000,000 Chilean pesos)Converted on August 2020

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Primary competitors in Chile include social housing projects designed by Elemental, Habitat for Humanity in Chile, and Un techo para Chile

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Low-income families that were part of the Fundacion Nuestros Hijos Foundation and lost their houses in the 2010 earthquake in Chile

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