Fideicomiso! Putting Architecture at the Heart of Housing


April 23 2013 • 6.30pm
to 7.30pm
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Venice Takeaway
International Exchange #4

In Argentina, 'Fideicomiso' enables the development of housing by encouraging groups of people to work together as clients direct with architects.

It has been adopted as a business model for developing urban housing, enabling designers to work with multiple investors - often future occupiers of entire residential blocks.

So how does Fideicomiso work and could it be applied in the UK? Might it be the best way to create new and original housing, while improving design quality?

Discussion chaired by Alastair Donald - British Council with:

  • Elias Redstone - Independent Curator
  • Sebastian Adamo - Adamo Faiden architects, Buenos Aires
  • Dickon Robinson - Chair, Building Futures
  • David Kohn - Kohn Architects, London

Part of Spring Season:
'Ideas to Change British Architecture'


£9/£6.50 (Members and students)

Housing Futures Double Bill - book 'Internationale Bauausstellung' with this event at the special price of £14/£10 (Members and students) by calling 0207 307 3699 or emailing

Advance booking essential.






Supported by the Argentinian Embassy




An architectural adventure 

© Elias Redstone, Marcia Mihotich & British Council