Copper Gardens

Private Competition for a new build house

Anapoima, Colombia

Type: Invited Competition
Client: Private
Contract Value:undefined
Status:The Client decided not to build
Collaboration:Bernardo Saavedra

This was a competition entry for a bachelor to build his dream home in the tropical climate of Anapoima. Accustomed to living on his own, the house was to become a meeting point for his extended family. The design strategy focused on a 50m lap pool discretely tucked away behind a concrete wall so the client could dive straight from his bedroom deck and swim in privacy. All of the bathrooms were built around copper pods that would naturally corrode in the heat of Anapoima and corrode as the garden grew around them.