My interest in mobile architecture took me to have an intense experience on this field. After deep studies and projects on this subject (specially studying Prouvé work) I had the possibility to work from early 1998 till end 2002 as project manager for a company specialized on mobile architecture in Argentina, Arcat S.A.
Arcat builds portable, demountable, and relocatable structures (modules) and prefab systems for different uses: housing, offices, accommodation, schools, sanitary modules, shelters for telephonic companies and other specific use, combining standard technology with client’s special requirement. This work permitted me to get me deeper in mobility subject and to incorporate to my ‘artistic view’ the practical-technical vision that Arcat work required, getting wide experience on structures, material behaviour, work systematisation, and other topics related with mobility.
Next to this, within this work experience I develop myself as a very effective project & program construction manager. Learning how to manage complex projects under strict quality norms and requirements, working within an interdisciplinary team and closely together with clients from idea to delivery and follow-up assistance.
The project shown in the photo is a cottage house that consists of a combination of a transportable sanitary module with prefab systems modules finished on site with local materials. Project made in collaboration with Estudio Faivre–Roman and Daniel Low. Buenos Aires 2000.
During that period we worked for several international companies.
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