The structure consists of a main frame and an adaptable
substructure, both using pine wood from Valldaura. The waffle
system links the rational interior with the organic envelope,
providing a buffer zone where the equipment is placed.
The skin is characterized by the use of shingles. That technique
provides the design the freedom to acquire different forms
with one same component. Through parametric design this
ancient element acquires a more advanced approach.
The house contains the basic functions for living freeing the
main space by positioning the functions in the boundary.
The metabolic system incorporates water, energy and
information into one whole integrated system that feeds into
the overall design.
The project takes a conventional design
and flips it so that the house grows from
PROJECT BY Pilar Aguirre + Giulia Astrachan + Jesús Carlos Bueno + Julianna Carmona +
Vincent Charlebois + Yu-Wen Chen + Yu-Ching Chiang + Pablo Corroto + Nour El Kamali + Elisabet Fàbrega R.Roda + Kevin Matar + Jorge Luis Morales
+ Sinead Nicholson + Lian Qiao + Michael Salka + Yuanpei Tian + Zhipeng Yu + Jie Zhang + Heran Zu /DEVELOPED AT IaaC (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia),
Valldaura Labs /COURSE MAEB (Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings) 2018-2019 /PROGRAM Prototype for a Tiny Ecohouse
/LEAD BY Vicente Guallart + Daniel Ibáñez + Marziah Zad