Construcción espontánea en la Cd. de México
...the mass phenomenon of spontaneous building illustrates that even in megacities the tradition of buildings one´s house with one´s own hands had not disappeared by any means, and instead, is experiencing a huge renaissance.
The loomin concrete columns everywere of unfinished self-built houses have become a symbol of spontaeous building worldwide. At the same time, chaotic hut settlementes have long sice made way for routinized self-help urbanism, which approaches the housing problem informally, yet well organized and on a large scale.
This one may speak of an improvised or “informal modernism” that people have created everywhare, where formal modernism has either failed or gotten stuck midway...