CINVA Housing Studies


Governments had the resources to sponsor large-scale developments like Quiroga. CINVA, on the other hand, focused on research, development, and technical assistance for self-help projects, often in rural areas.

Rural Colombia

Plan of an existing rural house, Colombia. Drawing by CINVA student ca. 1954

People in rural Latin America traditionally built their own houses and took pride in them. CINVA developed economical methods to enable homeowners to build their houses with a