Less is More
This home redefines spatial borders and transitional spaces. “In order to have a better house, which has environmental, economic and political impact, we have to build less. This means to think differently about how one lives in the house and all the experiences one can have inside, reducing the constructed area, eliminating corridors or transitional spaces, and also providing a wooden floor that makes every corner of the house a possibly liveable space. This house not only has less built area, but also less materials, dispensing with elements such as interior divisions, insulation and interior veneer in facades, floor and roof,” add the architects.
Open to All
An additional unique aspect of Casa Tejida is that it features an open source design, which is accessible by anyone on the internet. The architects hope that this design can help people build similar homes in other rural areas of Colombia. “The way in which Casa Tejida is designed and built, is inspired from digital manufacturing and open source systems, makes it understandable by all. The growth of the structure has made itself a learning process for the community, but not only that, the form of open and replicable design was understandable by everyone, from the clients to the architects as well as designers of the team themselves, who have been able to participate in its assembly. These simple and visible assembling details made the architecture of Casa Tejida comprehensible, adaptable and replicable in any other place by anyone,” conclude Santiago and Zuloark.