As we walked and walked through the coastal desert of Camarones, we encountered the various holes in the sand, an intricate network of tunnels burrowed by the crabs to stay cool and safe during the days. The tunnels protect them from the harsh sun and predators.
Our work at Casa Indigena in Palomino was to build a gallinero, a shelter for the 15 hens that Antonia and her family fed and took care of. The material and tools were provided by a foundation helping the Casa Indigena. Due to lack of material and time, we were not able to finish the... Continue Reading →
My grandmothers house in Delhi was the only in the city at that time, where relatives from near and far came and stayed whenever they had some important work in the city or their children had holidays in school. In summers, the house had cousins from all aunts and uncles, something that all children (including... Continue Reading →
Viviana calls her 2 year old house at Sol de Minca, MoMa-Montaña Mágica. She hosted us at MoMa for 2 weeks and allowed us to play with the house to make it more functional. Before / After Details
Es un cactus alto y firme que crece de forma salvaje entre la liviana arena del desierto Colombiano, su nombre científico es Stenocereus griseus. Después de 3 años de vida el cactus se seca y se convierte en la madera perfecta; pequeñas piezas alargadas, versátiles y resistentes al agua y al sol, siempre ha sido conocido... Continue Reading →
The skin of the structure is as important as the structure itself. It can allow or prevent the flow of air and moisture between inside and outside (pretty much like our skin), making huge perceptible and imperceptible differences in the interiors. The space between the horizontal wood sticks in the varchee frames were filled with... Continue Reading →
The structure of the cowshed is made of red gum eucalyptus wood cut in year 2015 from the forest above the farmhouse. Most of the wood used is about 15-20 years old and has been seasoned for 6 months or more after cutting. All the wood being used was painted with Neem oil and diesel (in ratio... Continue Reading →
When we arrived in Kodaikanal last year, there were 3 cows and a new born calf at the farm. They had been living in an old shed put together using iron sheets. As new calves were born and the cowshed was no longer sufficient to house all the cows and even keep the rain and... Continue Reading →