Habitable Station

Assembly drawing
Assembly drawing
Front view
Front view
Perspective
Perspective
Rear view
Rear view
Dependent elements of the incinerator
Dependent elements of the incinerator
Elements adition
Elements adition
Ground floor
Ground floor
Facade
Facade

Our prototype houses the furnaces for solid-waste combustion in 17 Mexican national ports and airports. The unique design, product of our research, experiments with a new kind of folded concrete that is durable, malleable and requires nearly no maintenance.

 We sought out the most functional form and construction material: a circular plan.

This enclosing spatial arrangement efficiently deployed the operator’s program around the incinerating machine. Besides making tasks orderly, it radically transformed the way these facilities used to operate.

Although a ready-made, the prototype built in 4 weeks was flexible enough to become adjusted and improved depending on site-specific conditions. The station guarantees a safe, functional, comfortable, modular, iconic and exportable space.

 The station becomes an inhabitable machine that, in its round arrangement, not only houses an agreeable work-space but creates a meaningful relationship between the operator and his work.

 

Project: Rozana Montiel

Collaborators: Ombeline De Laage, Max Garcia, Alin V. Wallach

Supplier: Basaltex

Location: 17 mexican ports and airports

Photos:  Sandra Pereznieto