Calling for Power of Design in Action

Competition Details


by Jorge Pedraza Gress

This space is designed for about 30 people, which has a sleeping area (8 bedrooms each for 4 people), a bathing area for women (4 bathrooms) and one for men (4 bathrooms), an area of kitchen / dining room with a wine cellar.

The goal is to become a refuge for people in that place and can start working to earn money and that has an area for this.

 The material used for this construction is bamboo, which we know is very light, flexible, low cost, the training required for labor is traditional, the seismic resistance is good, and its appropriateness is in hot climate and humid.

The flexibility and high tensile strength make the bamboo wall is highly resistant to earthquakes, and in case of collapse, its light weight causes less damage, and the reconstruction is quick and easy.

The water treatment will be through a septic tank that the most economical method available to treat residential wastewater, since it is a closed airtight container where they accumulate sewage and where they are given a primary treatment, separating solids sewage. Removes the solids to accumulate in sewage tank in and allow some solids, settle to the bottom of the tank while the solids float to rise to the top.

For the generation of light is by means of photocells which convert solar energy into electricity, the most common form of solar cells based on the photovoltaic effect in which light incident on a two-layer semiconductor device produces a discrepancy of photovoltage or potential between the layers. This voltage is capable of driving a current through an external circuit so as to produce useful work.
Silicon solar cells are made using plates (wafers) monocrystalline, polycrystalline or thin plates.
For all these characteristics, this space is very easy to build as well as being very sustainable, and know that you can build in any other emergency.