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We are creating an independent living environment in an economy of means to address social, economic, political and environmental concerns in Cochabamba, Bolivia through applying phytoremediation as an architectural device to address the needs of a disadvantaged community.

DESIGN THESIS

COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN, UC BERKELEY ADVISOR: PAZ GUTIERREZ

Nicole Walter Lauren Valdez

In the poorest country in South America, where people with disabilities do not have the access and rights that they do in the US, we can use the built form to give them the opportunity to live a more self-determined lifestyle. We are working with the non-profit CAPEDIS (Centro de acojida de discapacitados, San Martin de Porres), which is a small, local organization that has been working for the last 10 years to support people with physical and mental disabilities.


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