A structure made of bamboo poles grafted onto a concrete podium that raises it from the ground supports a large double pitch sloping roof.
Two closed rooms sheltered under the cover and used as bedroom and a bathroom, serve as a floor for the upper level.
Thanks to a clear structural and compositional scheme solved with craftsmanship, the prototype house for the municipality of Xochitepec in the state of Morelos – designed by the Architectural Firm Rozana Montiel that recently won the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2019 – acquires quality and significance.
By raising and bending the roof, the house is equipped with a higher level than the local type of home and with large semi-open spaces, flexible in their use, that surrounded by fruit trees and vegetation become the focus of the social life of the community.
The large roof that protects the house from the sun and rain, is made of recycled poly-aluminium sheets that do not absorb heat, while the rooms are walled up with bamboo panels plastered on the outside and with doors and windows made of woven bamboo wood.
- From Territory to Dweller
- House prototype
- Xochitepec, State of Morelos, Mexico
- Rozana Montiel estudio de Arquitectura
- Design team:
- Ombeline De Laage, Amaury Villegas, Cristobal Pliego
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