Temporary Adaptable Permaculture is a design intervention that will empower the residents of The Tower of David by suggesting a feasible and sustainable solution to the lack of basic amenities in the building, leading to poor sanitation, safety issues and provisional issues.
A design intervention for the Tower of David in Caracas, Venezuela that preserves the vernacular methods of the people inhabiting the abandoned structure. Currently there is a Rube Goldbergian system for distribution of water, the exterior walls do not let enough light in and food is not affordable. Our aim is to solve pressing issues the residents of the Tower are currently suffering from. We hope to plant the seeds for self-sustained living and adaptation of decrepit buildings worldwide. Though ambitious in its goals, the design itself will consist of a modular system which can easily be adapted to individual needs and grow infinitely to desired sizes. To achieve this, an analysis of the building and its inhabitants has been in process for the past six months.
The project is currently entering the design and prototype stage. The goal will be to implement the strategy on site in the summer of 2014.