lily riefkohl

lily riefkohl

San Juan, PR, US



Designed by The Sustainable Design Workshop of the School of Architecture, led by renowned University of Puerto Rico, Architect Fernando Abruña.  Ecoqui is a minimal, sustainable and transportable house.  The project proposes independence of infrastructure services in that it has a photo-voltaic system that will generate electricity with energy from the sun and a composting toilet that uses no water and requires connection to a sanitary system. The roof has been designed to be able to harvest rainwater and feed the needs of the bathroom and the kitchen.  The layout of the house, although of limited size, fit bathroom facilities, kitchen, living room and bedroom.

The design seeks to keep construction costs low enough to make the house accessible to the general population. At the same time, the project aims to introduce the concept of sustainable housing to people who are not familiar with this new perspective to address the housing needs, without negatively affecting the environment.

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Status: Built
My Role: designer
Additional Credits: Architect Fernando Abruña
studio class 3.1 of Architecture School of University of Puerto Rico