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Mechthild Kaiser, Mauricio Mendez, FAUTAPO, MISEREOR, Uajms

Kaiser Architecture Studio

Gilberto Silvetty Street, San Lorenzo, Bolivia
Mechthild Kaiser, born in Germany, graduated as an architect in that country, currently residing in Bolivia, is a teacher at the UAJMS. Mauricio Mendez, born in Bolivia, graduated from the Bolivian Catholic University, the Kaiser study intervenes in several disciplines regarding architecture, where the projects are linked to the local identity, the revaluation of communities, and the production of these with manual materials.

Local Identity in Social Community


Community practices reconsidering the use and local techniques

Local Identity in Social Community


Community practices reconsidering the use and local techniques
Compilation of architectural data, works of the trade of construction, applied in projects of social order
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The architecture in historical compilation, with the local identity of these forgotten communities, in South America the authorities with the term of subsidizing social housing to people who do not have access, are dedicated to breaking with productive social structures, destroying communities and even building techniques and trade of the people who manipulate the material.

The specific problem that frames its growth in cities is the demand for housing, the loss of identity, and the overvaluation of urban land by the private market. What is the speculation of the urban plots, from the batching, what causes is the exit of the cities, and come to deconstruct the nearby communities and absorbed by the urban general.

In this way, these rural spaces are inhabited, from a process of self-construction, where the local identity is respected, beginning with a sense of belonging through the planning processes, as well as the execution of the dwelling.


Participatory workshop with the land use community

Application of bahareque wall

The project is still under construction in the community of Palca Grande

Local Identity in Social Community


Community practices reconsidering the use and local techniques

Local Identity in Social Community


Community practices reconsidering the use and local techniques
Compilation of architectural data, works of the trade of construction, applied in projects of social order
File under

The architecture in historical compilation, with the local identity of these forgotten communities, in South America the authorities with the term of subsidizing social housing to people who do not have access, are dedicated to breaking with productive social structures, destroying communities and even building techniques and trade of the people who manipulate the material.

The specific problem that frames its growth in cities is the demand for housing, the loss of identity, and the overvaluation of urban land by the private market. What is the speculation of the urban plots, from the batching, what causes is the exit of the cities, and come to deconstruct the nearby communities and absorbed by the urban general.

In this way, these rural spaces are inhabited, from a process of self-construction, where the local identity is respected, beginning with a sense of belonging through the planning processes, as well as the execution of the dwelling.


Participatory workshop with the land use community

Application of bahareque wall

The project is still under construction in the community of Palca Grande


Idea by

Mechthild Kaiser, Mauricio Mendez, FAUTAPO, MISEREOR, Uajms
Kaiser Architecture Studio
Gilberto Silvetty Street
San Lorenzo
Bolivia
Mechthild Kaiser, born in Germany, graduated as an architect in that country, currently residing in Bolivia, is a teacher at the UAJMS. Mauricio Mendez, born in Bolivia, graduated from the Bolivian Catholic University, the Kaiser study intervenes in several disciplines regarding architecture, where the projects are linked to the local identity, the revaluation of communities, and the production of these with manual materials.