Friday, July 27, 2007

a Fort in Chilchota

greethings again from Chilchota, Michoacan. The fort is now underway, and nearing completion. With the help of Neto, a new friend from Chilchota, my idea of a creating a collaborative project has been coming to realization. We worked together most of the afternoon yesterday and into the night, collecting materials from a junk yard of sorts in the town and using local construction methods to put together the fort´s structure. The building techniques and structure of the fort are based on what Neto and other Chilchotans call casas de campo. This refers to a shack built out of locally available building materials, like corrugated plastic and metal, wood and plastic tarps called lonas. More to come soon! Enjoy the images>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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