No Footprint House – Another Architecture Podcast

In this episode George talks to Oliver Schütte, co-founder of the Costa Rica based architectural firm A-01.  They talk about his recently completed project, No Footprint House, which is located in Ojochal, Costa Rica.

The house has received international recognition andnumerous awards, including being publicly voted as the best rural house at this year’s Dezeen awards. next year, A-01 will be presenting the project at the Venice Bienalle.

It is a prefabricated house, created as a zero carbon home prototype. The form is very distinctive and sculptural, like a minimalist pavilion but with slanted sides and opening louvred wall panels.

In the interview, George finds out about designing for a tropical climate and how to create a home with a minimal carbon footprint that can be prefabricated and transported as flat pack on the back of a truck.

At the end of the episode, he asks Oliver the three questions he asks all his podcast guests;
– what really annoys him about his home?
– what house has he visited that has really inspired him?
– and, if he could choose anyone to design him a new house, who would he choose?

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