TUHOUSE is one of 13 groups selected to participate in the Solar Decathlon again for Latin America and the Caribbean 2019. A competition that will reward the best self-sustainable housing prototype adaptable to the conditions of the Colombian Pacific.
The TUHOUSE project is a unit housing project, which can replicate in a neighborhood scale in order to accommodate a community. It is flexible, which means that the family can modify it according to their own needs without investing a lot of money. This project will be environmentally friendly and will work with solar energy. It will also be affordable and will feature innovative technology and infrastructure facilities accessible for people with reduced mobility (PRM).
It will contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, Such as poverty, zero hunger, good health and wellness, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, sustainable cities and communities; and climate action. The urban proposal is composed of elements of different sizes: blocks, groups and building complexes that bind to enable the ‘interspaces’. Both occupied spaces and empty, are regulated by a modular system that produces order in every part of the project.
It is possible to say that the proposal is designed from smaller pieces that can be copied and assembled. This allows it to become a project adaptable to different contexts within the Colombian Pacific region and territories with similar tropical conditions. This innovative social housing project is intended to be used to relocate and improve conditions for displaced people living in vulnerable areas suffering the effects of climate change: risks of floods, drafts and especially those living in an area called “Jarillon” to the side of the river Cauca in Cali.