Tire Vault + Loft


Area: 67 square meters (725 square feet)

Primary Building Materials: Tire walls, ferro-cement vaulted roof, adobe and lime finishes

Description:  This design this is a low-cost and easy to construct family home.  The sala or living room is large and open to the kitchen, with abundant natural light entering through the windows and glass bottle bricks.  The outdoor patio can be used for cooking or as an outdoor living area.  This dwelling is buried on east and west sides, and buttressed to the north and south, making it extremely resistant to earthquakes as well as thermally self-regulating.  The proportions and floor plan were designed to match the the Fibonacci sequence blocks.