Building Local
Barichara, Colombia

June 15 2012 – June 25 2012

is a 10-day design-build workshop that will explore the aesthetic, assembly and tectonic qualities of local materials: earth, stone, fique, bamboo and wood. The design-build studio will engage students in a series of workshops culminating in the design and construction of an efficient and innovative farmhouse.
will take place between the dates of June 15 and June 25, 2012, in Barichara, a colonial town located in the North Western region of Colombia. This design-build studio is open to graduate, upper-level undergraduate students (juniors and seniors) and professionals who are interested in engaging in the explorations of these techniques and their use in contemporary architecture. For more information please refer to Building Local’s website, or contact us at