Two Mexican Housing Units developed by the Social Security Institute

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  • Juan Pablo Rodríguez Méndez Campus Estado de México Tecnológico de Monterrey

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52200/51.A.MMTWGCU6

Keywords:

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing

Abstract

In the mid–20th century in Mexico there was a close link between collective housing production and the most important welfare state in the country. IMSS commenced its brief but active program of housing provision with its 1956 complex of almost 500 apartments, followed by its emblematic projects: the Santa Fe Unit (1957) and the Independence Unit (1960), with around 2,200 dwellings, each one placed among gardens. The agency’s apogee was ruled by a social justice mandate that contributed to having high quality living standards in its complexes.

How to Cite

Méndez, J. P. R. (2014). Two Mexican Housing Units developed by the Social Security Institute. Docomomo Journal, (51), 85–88. https://doi.org/10.52200/51.A.MMTWGCU6

Published

2014-11-01

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Documentation Issues

Author Biography

Juan Pablo Rodríguez Méndez, Campus Estado de México Tecnológico de Monterrey

(b. Mexico City, 1984). MA in Architecture, National Autonomous University of Mexico. Professor at Campus Estado de México Tecnológico de Monterrey. Coordinates the project named Housing Units Revisited involving the photographic, historical and anecdotal documentation of collective housing in México (https://www.facebook.com/unidadeshabitacionales. revisitadas).