The purpose of this study was to analyze the characteristics and social contribution of Alejandro Aravena's social housing project with the viewpoint of Epiphyte Architecture. To solve the Chile's urban housing problem, Aravena presented his social housing strategy, 'Half of a good house', which applied residents' self-building lifestyle and indicates Epiphyte Architectural design method. Aravena's social housing strategy displays the characteristics of Epiphyte Architecture; utilization of existing built environments as an epiphytic object; coexistence of individual architectural elements; and cultivative architecture with complement. Moreover, he suggests the new role of an architect: lessening one's aesthetic desire, encouraging users' participation, and providing proper method as professional. Lastly, his social housing shows the social symbiosis effect of architecture; it helps residents to make their own asset by themselves, and shows possibility to solve the world-wide housing problem by its high adaptability.
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