"Las cajitas de fosforo: The Solanda Housing Project | 40 years later, a longitudinal field evaluation of social housing"
SIGUS researchers carried out a field evaluation using mixed-methods approach and drone footage to understand the development of one of the largest affordable housing project in Ecuador history: Solanda. The research aims to illustrate the evolution of core house typologies, the impact of socio-economic factors in physical changes and the government policies that can support or defer a safe and sustainable house expansions. This case study was selected for publication and presentation at the Low Cost Housing Conference hosted by ETH University in Switzerland in July, 2016. The project has also been approved for exhibition during the Habitat III conference in Quito during October of 2016.