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INSTA/BUNKER


PROJECT: ATELIER CARACAS
TYPE: ARCHITECTURE
LEAD DESIGNER: CORINA MONTERO

TEAM: CHRISTIAN MAIER, JUANCHO MESA

FABRICATION: ALFREDO MENDOZA

PHOTOGRAPHY: OUTER VISION



IN THE LAST DECADES THE LEVELS OF SOCIAL DISTRESS AND CONCOMINANT INSECURITY REGISTERED IN VENEZUELA HAVE FORCED URBAN RESIDENTIAL COMUNITIES (KNOW AS “URBANIZACIONES” IN CARACAS) TO LIMIT, AND IN MANY CASES SEVERELY  RESTRICT ACCESS TO THEIR URBANIZED AREAS AND PROPERTIES. AS A RESULT, ENTRANCE GUARD POSTS TO THE NOW GATED COMMUNITIES HAVE BECOME OBIQUITOUS, THE SECURITY MODULES COUNTING GENERALLY WITH REDUCED WORKING/LIVING SPACE FOR ONE OR TWO GUARDS, INCLUDING (SOMETIMES) A SMALL BATHROOM. SPATIALLY THE GUARD POST TEND TO BE EXCEEDENLY SIMPLE, GENERALLY WITH LITTLE REGARD PLACED ON ERGONOMICS AND EVEN LESS ON AESTHETICS, CONSIDERING THE FACT THE THE GUARDPERSONS WILL SPEND LONG SHIFTS WORKING AND MONITORING INSIDED THE CRAMPED SPACES. IT WOULD SEEM THAT THE ACCEPTED AND GENERALIZED SOLUTION IS BARELY UTILITARIAN, HAVING A SPACE JUST LARGE ENOUGH TO FIT ONE OR TWO PERSONS, WITH A WINDOW FOR THEM TO PEER OUT FROM. 






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