project takes advantage of sunlight, promotes rain water harvesting, saving drinking water, a correct water management and implements a waste plan. It also provides thermiccomfort conditions at urban and architectural scales by promoting crossed ventilation and thermic management through the carefully selection of materials. Some of the technologies used in will be developed departing from on-going research on both universities and taking into consideration the national regulations and building codes. This proposal took into consideration the social needs of people from the Colombian Pacific coast and of people with reduced mobility (PMR) in order to offer them an energy efficient system using solar energy. This fact challenged us since we had to first understand the culture of people in this area in order to design an extremely energy efficient home. This required highly efficient solar cells and thermal modules, LEDs for the lighting system, and modern low-consuming appliances ´s structural proposal was created as an evolution of the MIHOUSE project, which consisted on self-supporting prefabricated modular rings that resist and transmit vertical loads to the ground. These rings also stiffen the building to sustain the seismic loads of our region, and on the other hand, they architecturally define the spatiality of the dwelling, generating part of the facades and allowing the functional flexibility in its interior. The reinforced concrete material allows the TUHOUSE project to contribute decisively to sustainability since this material can be prepared by recycling construction waste or using ashes from industrial processes that improve concrete’s resistance, which otherwise, will result polluting the environment. Additionally the secondary construction materials
En el proyecto TUHOUSE se desarrollaron huertos, que se componen de productos que se pueden utilizar para el consumo, así como para la venta de algunas especies y alimentos.