Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928375/vmd-prefabricated-house-taller-escape-plus-studioroca Clipboard 2019 Area: 30 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Project gallerySee allShow lessHouse H / Plasma studioSelected ProjectsWAL(L)TZ Installation / T SAKHI ArchitectsSelected Projects Share VMD Prefabricated House / Taller Escape + Studioroca Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928375/vmd-prefabricated-house-taller-escape-plus-studioroca Clipboard Save this picture!© Helioz Studio+ 18Curated by Clara Ott Share Photographs: Helioz Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Lead Architects: Year: Projects “COPY” VMD Prefabricated House / Taller Escape + StudiorocaSave this projectSaveVMD Prefabricated House / Taller Escape + Studioroca CopyHouses, Sustainability•Mexico City, Mexico Mexico Carlos Acosta, Rodrigo Alegre Design Team:Taller Escape, StudiorocaCollaborators:Raúl García, Olaf Alfaro, Xavier Lorand, Adriana Alvarez, Marco PeraltaCity:Mexico CityCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Helioz StudioRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE Luce¿What would you do with less? Innovative prefabricated housing presents an eco-conscious retreat from city life. -VMD is a newly launched prefabricated housing system that presents a luxurious alternative for living away from the city while minimizing the environmental impact of a new build. In a timespan of just 99 days, this one- or two-bedroom home, made from environmentally responsible materials, can be ready for permanent immersion in a location of choice, with minimal interference to the landscape. It opens up the opportunities for people looking to invest in a weekend residence without the construction, time, hassle and costs associated with building and maintaining an abode. Save this picture!© Helioz StudioReady to order and customize online, -VMD is the brainchild of leading architects Rodrigo Alegre and Carlos Acosta (founders of renowned Mexico City studio STUDIOROCA, the design firm responsible for -VMD’s stylish interior furnishing). The idea came from the duo undertaking a more conscious approach to its general practise in recent years, with a move toward sustainability and a focus on reducing its ecological footprint.Save this picture!Ground floor plan‘It got us asking, “what would you do with less?”,’ Acosta explains of the concept behind -VMD, and the idea of retreating from noisy, polluted, stressful urban centers in order to appreciate Mexico’s unrivalled natural beauty from a prefabricated house that necessitates minimal effort and attention.Save this picture!© Helioz Studio‘Homes usually require maintenance and involve a lot of expenses,’ says Acosta, pointing to -VMD’s easy lock-up-and-go design. ‘This is what an “escape” is all about – being free of all those hassles of maintaining a second home but still having a weekend getaway where you really can enjoy your time.’ ‘It has all the basic things you need to live comfortably,’ explains Alegre, ‘with luxurious finishes and fittings, all from eco-conscious suppliers.’ The units are technologically driven, with an interior lighting system and video surveillance that can be controlled remotely. Adding to the upmarket appeal is STUDIOROCA’s curation of furniture – all by Mexican designers – including furniture by: Studioroca, Dorica taller, Taller Luum, Casa Quieta, Futon Tanoshi, José Bermúdez Studio, Mughal, Bandido Studio, Mar Villa y UNION-; el arte es por Diego Hernández (DHB). Alegre states that the greatest luxury, however, is the free time such an abode presents. ‘Time to be in nature, write, read, practice sport, meditate… More time for you.’Save this picture!Sections-VMD upholds a visionary ethos of sustainability. Utilizing only the space and materials necessary, it celebrates and respects the environment. Prefabricated in a factory, these housing units, made from robust shipping containers, reduce the amount of resources used and waste produced, while eliminating the ecological impact of a construction site. Eco-conscious products were an integral consideration.Because manufacturing is done by a group of skilled craftsmen in Mexico, houses are constructed with the highest quality standards, taking just over three months from order to delivery, with a week needed for installation on site. The strength and durability of the shipping-container structure allows the units to be placed on any terrain that can provide access to a large trailer and crane, and, as no complex foundations are necessary, minimal building permissions are required, thus eliminating time-consuming construction challenges. “COPY” Architects: Studioroca, Taller Escape Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Bolon, InSinkErator, Porcelanosa Grupo, Saint-Gobain, Viroc, Arauco, Cappa, Emozioni, Helvex, Novelio Saint Gobain, Plaka Saint-Gobain, StiebelEltron, TriStone, Trimble Navigation CopyAbout this officeTaller EscapeOfficeFollowStudiorocaOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityMexico CityMexicoPublished on November 18, 2019Cite: “VMD Prefabricated House / Taller Escape + Studioroca” [VMD – Vivienda Mínima de Descanso / Taller Escape + Studioroca] 17 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says News Police blocks access to journalists near Moria Camp (photo: AFP/Louisa Gouliamaki). News Help by sharing this information GreeceGermanyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia June 8, 2021 Find out more September 17, 2020 – Updated on September 18, 2020 Greek police uses brutal violence and arbitrary bans to obstruct reporting on the refugee crisis RSF_en Organisation “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News to go further GreeceGermanyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence News June 7, 2021 Find out more When Iason Athanasiadis, the correspondent of the German daily Die Welt, was leaving a refugee settlement in Lesbos on September 11 after an earlier solidarity march, he suddenly saw the police aggressively apprehending several Greeks. He identified himself as a journalist and started talking to one of the arrested men. However, he became himself a target of police violence. Claiming that he did not respect a police order, the officers decided to handcuff him. Three or four of them threw him to the ground and pressed on his body with their knees so hard that he shouted in pain. He was released only after an hour-long detention.Iason Athanasiadis was one of the reporters covering the humanitarian crisis caused by the fire in the Moria Refugee Camp which left more than 11,000 people without a shelter on the morning September 9. Ever since, the Greek police have alternated between permits and bans for media professionals wishing to enter the Moria Camp or a nearby temporary refugee site. The restrictions have been experienced for example by Isabel Schayani of the German public television ARD, freelance journalist Franziska Grillmeier, Maria Malagardis of the French daily Libération, Mortaza Behboudi of the Franco-German television ARTE, Marina Rafenberg, the correspondent of several French media and Katy Fallon working for English-language media. While on some occasions the officers reasoned by the COVID-19, a military operation or just orders, on others they were requesting special accreditations as RSF has learned. “The strategy of the Greek authorities is clear: discourage journalists from reporting on how they manage the refugee crisis on Lesbos, even at the cost of police violence. They not only violate press freedom, but also deny the right to information to the local and international public as it discusses helping Greece. The authorities must immediately allow journalists to access the refugee sites,” said Pavol Szalai, Head of RSF’s EU/Balkans Desk. The arbitrariness and uncertain working conditions of journalists in Lesbos have been condemned by an open letter to the Greek authorities signed on September 16 by seven press freedom organisations including RSF. Since 2017 at least, the Greek police has complicated media reporting from Lesbos, prosecuted some journalists and failed to protect others against attacks by anti-immigrant residents.Greece is ranked 65th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. June 4, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts In order to avoid their contacts with asylum seekers, the police has limited the movement of journalists on Lesbos, going as far as to very violently apprehend the correspondent of the German daily Die Welt. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a strategic restriction of press freedom and right to information, which must be lifted immediately.