Casa Vero, Earth Construction; Barichara, Colombia

Category: Architecture

Year: 2019 - 2020

Client: Private

Status: Completed 

Location: Barichara, Colombia

A 220 m2 rammed earth and stone house located on a sloped site. The project was conceived to be built using the available materials that the site offered including the stone, wild cane and the dirt. The wall finish (plaster) is made out of a natural mix of materials including cactus mucilage, horse manure and local soil. The architectural detailing explored the use of contemporary materials like concrete in specific elements like door and window thresholds and lintels. 

 

 

KEY WORDS: #Housing #AlternativeMaterials #Sustainability #WaterManagement #PassiveDesign #Sustainability