PROJECTS I ARCHITECTURE
Developer: Suelo Vivo
Architect: Maite Sainz de la Maza Benet. Fetdeterra
Engineering geologist: Macari de Torres. Fetdeterra
EarthBox is a concept of sustainable minimum, healthy and affordable construction that adapts to different uses: housing, work and leisure. A simple module offers 27 m2 of living space and 35 m2 of built space.
For the construction of the EarthBox, only two earth and wood materials are used. Using earth provides positive qualities to the indoor environment, regulating humidity and temperature, as well as being a material that transpires, isolates electromagnetic waves and unwanted external noises.
We study the lifespan of the materials that we are going to use, from their extraction to reuse or recycling. The earth incorporates recycled aggregates from previous constructions. Untreated pine wood strips of 450 x 20 x 5 cm are used for the formwork of the earth walls. They are reused within the work itself, for the floor, pavement, carpentry and furniture.