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With the double purpose of testing the constructive practices proposed in the Manual for Nuevo Alberdi Social Housing and fullfilling the BBQing needs of a Material Politics member, the proportions of the Infrastructure Tower were adapted and a 1:1 model was materialised. 


Examine the slideshow on the left to discover how material practices travel and adapt from Nuevo Alberdi, Rosario, to Whalley Range, Manchester. Explore chapter 2 of the Manual (below, right) to see if you can spot the changes made when adapting the design!



  • Reclaimed bricks

  • Concrete

  • Mortar

  • 9mm steel lintels

  • 2mm steel mesh

  • Corrugated steel plate

  • Reclaimed timber for formwork

  • Reinforcement rods for formwork

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