This project is located in Tarapoto, Peru and re-imagines the parts typically used in the making of local architecture. Each has a specific language, when merged they create a new site specific system. Just like in Jazz, each player improvises over a specifically framed parameter. In this project, typical local parts have been used as the generators of language. These are: Site, Perimeter Walls, Stick Framing, Wind Funneling and Water Collection.
The indigenous architecture is made from found objects. These shelters are typically stick framed with round logs. Recently local residents have begun to use modern found objects such as wood slats and corrugated metal. In this project round logs and wood are used as the framing system for the glazing throughout the home. Wooden slats are also spaced apart to provide partial privacy while still maintaining ventilation. Large curved walls are used to funnel the wind and maximize passive cooling. Large overhangs create large exterior shaded areas and give protection to the glazing system. The roof is shaped as a large bowl to collect rainfall and use it as gray water throughout the home.