La Casa Ausente (The Absent House)
Runtime: 1 x 54' HD
A designer from the Caribbean pioneered green architecture 30 years ago, and today he confronts climate change with sustainable constructions such as a house without a roof that is completely independent of the power and water utilities, a micro-eco-house on wheels, a pre-designed sustainable house, a parachute-house and a solar-electric car, among others. When architect Fernando Abruña Charneco, FAIA, began designing in the 1970‘s many dubbed him as “crazy” for putting nature first before erecting a building, a practice which later would be labeled as sustainable green architecture. He inherited the design mantra of “doing more with less” from his mentor R. Buckminster Fuller, the inventor of the Geodesic Dome and the Dymaxion car, with whom he worked as an apprentice. In times of climate change and the doomsday consequences it entails, La Casa Ausente delivers a much-needed, hopeful, pro-active message that we can live sustainably while preserving the Planet for future generations.