In Perù, informal settlements emerge from the construction of straw houses in the desert under poverty and precarious conditions. Straw is the main material that enables communities to settle in the territory. Straw houses, apart from offering shelter, have become a strategy for city making.
Housing is either a workshop or a store, and changes its functions according to the needs of dwellers. Housing expands as the neighborhood densifies.
Typologies of straw and concrete houses encountered at the human settlement VIÑA DEL MAR, near the southern peruvian city of Tacna, few miles before the border with Chile.