Michael Reynolds, a well-known proponent of sustainable building and the creator of the Earthship house, will construct a self-sufficient public school in Jaureguiberry, Uruguay, reports local newspaper El País.
Reynolds’ design contemplates a 270-square-meter building with solar panels and a water-collection system that will supply water for the bathrooms and kitchens. In the architect’s usual style, recycled materials such as tires and bottles will be used for construction.
Learn more about the project after the break.
Location: Punta Ballena, grutas y ruta panorámica, Camino a la Ballena, Uruguay
Project Architects: Pablo Héctor Ferreiro, Saturnino Armendares, Joaquín Ignacio Leunda, Andrés Gomez Muñoz, Roberto Félix Dufrechou
Project Area: 1500.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Federico Kulekdjian
Architects: Marcelo Daglio Arquitectos
Location: Maldonado, Uruguay
Collaborators: Pablo Jaime, Ariel Sosa
Constructor: Pedro Baubeta
Landscaper: Roberto Mulieri
Area: 514.0 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Marcelo Daglio Arquitectos, Carli Angenscheidt
Panavision, the Uruguay exhibit for the 13th Venice Biennale, features the works of the new generation of Uruguayan architects, using their Pavilions as a common ground, a place rather than an exhibit, where the focuses, approaches, tools, worries, emphasis and strategies of these practices converge. More details from the curators after the break: