Abarca-Sandí, Elena Sofía
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Ju kri means big house in Ngäbe, dialect of one of the largest native groups that still inhabit the Central American territory. This conceptual project aims to give one of the most marginal populations in the country that feeling of protection and asylum typical of a home, a house, his ranch. Specifically, the project consists of a set of temporary housing and care space for the Ngäbe and Buglé workers and their families within a coffee farm in the Pittier area of Coto Brus. The project was approached under a premise of cultural relevance, to work with a migrant indigenous population it was necessary to investigate in depth the cultural realities of this town, for this I used tools of anthropology allowing to identify the specific way in which these users supply their basic needs. As a result of this analysis, design parameters were formulated where the cultural characteristics and spatial needs of indigenous families were synthesized. Finally, a last variable was added, associated with the need to give constructive viability to the project through the development of complementary activities. It is understood that there is the possibility of taking advantage of the spaces during the months in which they are not occupied by the workers, since the harvest of coffee occurs only between the months of October to January. That is why the possibility of developing tourism activities is raised, thus generating a source of extra income for the farmer and making it posible to invest in the construction of this new infrastructure.
Proyecto de graduación (Licenciatura en Arquitectura y Urbanismo) Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, 2018.