6th Holcim Awards 2020/21

136 By reinterpreting Colombian vernacular pitched roof structures, this design proposal suggests a residence for farmers living at high altitudes above 3000m above sea level that combines housing and agriculture by optimizing space and material selections. The building consists of two parts: an inner wooden volume that constitutes the main habitable area, and an additional translucent shell that functions as a second skin for the house while creating a contiguous greenhouse. The polycarbonate envelope not only enhances the thermal performance of the house but also enables a variety of produce to be grown despite the low Holcim Awards Gold 2014 North America Vernacular Greenhouse Energy-efficient housing for farmers Bogotá, Colombia Br nze 2020 La in A erica Global Holcim Awards finalist update page 162