Brittlebush was developed as a design-build experience for Simón De Agüero, graduate student, designer, and project manager. The design is an experimental desert dwelling for winter residents at Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Simón envisioned the design to be an open-air living space with protective roof and walls for the sleeping area.
Approximately 90% of the steel in the project was salvaged from the school scrap yard; 100% of the rammed earth for the walls was from the school property; 100% of the wood used for the formwork was salvaged from onsite renovation waste.
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The Tidal Resonance Chamber, designed by Robert Horner is an experiment between human perception and nature; it also serves as conduit for the development of sustainable construction techniques. The Tidal Resonance Chamber provides a harbor for the contemplation and reflection on the manner in which human beings have utilized and manipulated the natural environment.
Architect: al bordE / Pascual Gangotena
Location: Machachi, Ecuador
Client: Iñigo Salvador
Technical Advisor: Bolívar Romero, Rammed Earth Specialist
Builder: al bordE, Pascual Gangotena & Miguel Ramos
Infographics: al bordE, David Barragán & Esteban Benavides
Constructed Area: 61.95 sqm
Design Year: 2006
Building Year: 2007
Photographs: Pascual Gangotena & Iñigo Salvador
Architect: Byoungsoo Cho
Location: Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea
Project Team: Hongjoon Yang, Woohyun Kang, Taehyun Nam, Nicholas Locke, Yongjun Cho
Rammed Earth Consultant: Keunsik Shin
Geothermal: REHAU AG +Co.
Contractor: CPLUS International Co. Ltd.
Site area: 660.00 sqm
Gross floor area: 32.49 sqm
Total floor area: 32.49 sqm
Project Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Wooseop Hwang, Yong Gwan Kim
Architects: Anna Heringer & Eike Roswag
Location: Rudrapur, Dinajpur district, Bangladesh
Structural Engineering: Ziegert Roswag Seiler Architekten Ingenieure Bürogemeinschaft
Construction: Dipshikha / METI (Modern Education and Trainig Institute) with local labourers and own training workshop
Footprint Area: 275 sqm
Floor Area: 325 sqm
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Kurt Hoerbst
Architects: al bordE – David Barragán y Pascual Gangotena
Location: Tumbaco, Quito, Ecuador
Client: Sra. Carla Flor
Technical Advisor: Arq. Bolívar Romero, Rammed Earth specialist
Contractor: Sr. Miguel Ramos
Site area: 5.000 sqm
Constructed area: 180 sqm
Project year: 2007
Construction year: 2007–2008
Photographs: Raed Gindeya, Pascual Gangotena, David Barragán