Schmidt Architekten, based near Freiburg im Bresigau, Germany.
The POONAM project is the beginning of SUNCO Ecovillage. Poonam is a draft that I designed as a university subject for the Vicenç Ferrer foundation in India. Then SUNCO (a renewable energy company based in Barcelona) hired me to set up this project and many more in Asia. Nowadays I am redesigning and improving the project in terms of energy efficiency in order to create a selfsufficient village.
A housing project based on the first personal object that we will bring to our new home. In my case, I choose a 20 years old filmaker folding chair, wich belonged to my brother. Is resistant, practical, logical and when we do not use it, it can disappear!! The project is based on this concept. The walls that we need to live every day, but when we do not need them we can hide them and obtain more free space for other activities. See here the model presentation.
This is a project, that will improve the live condition of farmers that comes from africa, to southern Europe. Our first goal, was to set up a housing project with a good thermal behaviour under the sun, with a low cost solar protection system. We considered to recycle the advertisement canvas, that we can find all over the façades of the big cities like Barcelona. Laura Gómez, Belén Callejas, Nadal Bennassar & me, were the creators of that easy, cheap and effective solution, to protect the containers. That type of canvas, is a microperforated surface, that will allow people from the interior be able to see the landscape, but do not allow to see what is inside to the outsiders.