Programmatic Needs

Programmatic Needs:

The family’s property is located in the ‘Vereda el Caucho’, between the towns of Barichara and Villanueva.  It is a 1.8 acre lot where they cultivate yuca, beans abd fruits  and raise  chickens,  one cow and  ‘camuros’ (from the sheep family).

  • Sleep: 1 Master bedroom, 2 bed rooms for the children (boys/girls)
  • Cook+ Eat
  • Work
  • Laundry
  • WC
  • Live+ Study
  • Grow + Harvest
  • Nurture + Care: space for raising and maintaining animals (chickens and ‘camuros’)

Material Exploration:


  • Rammed earth,
  • Mud Brick
  • Compressed Earth Block
  • Bahareque,
  • Recycled materials,
  • Fique fibers,
  • Wood
  •  Bamboo.

Sustainable technologies to develop+explore:

  • Water Collection
  • Water Filtration
  • Water Reuse
  • Landscape Water Management and Drainage
  • Landscape Recuperation
  • Energy Production

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