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    Design Charrette Landscape Office RS Collaborators: Agapito Diaz. Mariano Trana Calero. Junior Jose Medrano Berroteran. Haby Mauricio Cortez. M… Read More
    Design Charrette Landscape Office RS Collaborators: Agapito Diaz. Mariano Trana Calero. Junior Jose Medrano Berroteran. Haby Mauricio Cortez. Manuel Obando. Victor Cruz Castillo. Luis Carlos Gazo. Byron Enrique Bonilla Quedo. Supervision: Eng. Freddy Tijerino. Eng. Janier Jacomo. Landscape Arch. Ali Maitland. Support: Patrick Kearney. Gray Gardner. Photography: Silvio Balladares Special Thanks: Austin & Michelle Drill. Casa de Tierra. Design: MA.Arch. Iker Luna. Read Less
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Collaborators:
Agapito Diaz.
Mariano Trana Calero.
Junior Jose Medrano Berroteran.
Haby Mauricio Cortez.
Manuel Obando.
Victor Cruz Castillo.
Luis Carlos Gazo.
Byron Enrique Bonilla Quedo.
Supervision:
Eng. Freddy Tijerino.
Eng. Janier Jacomo.
Landscape Arch. Ali Maitland.
Support:
Patrick Kearney.
Gray Gardner.
Photography:
Silvio Balladares
Special Thanks:
Austin & Michelle Drill. Casa de Tierra.
Design:
MA.Arch. Iker Luna.
The Landscape office project is located in Tola, Nicaragua. In a touristic developed call Rancho Santana. The aim of this design charrette was to create an environmental responsive architecture based on natural building techniques and contemporary construction practice. This hybrid structure was finished within 3 months thanks to the technical support of CASADETIERRA, SAM supervision and the Landscaping team. 
 
The purpose was to use earthbags on the south and west walls to increase the insulation value and moderate the internal temperature.  The East wall was built with a technique called ‘waddle and daub’ using adobe as the primary material.  It has large windows to allow for natural ventiliation from the predominant winds.  The North wall was made using recycled wine bottles which allow light to pass through and create an attractive focal point.