HCTC - Greenhouse

Mae Pa, Thailand

HCTC is offering a hospitality program to underprivileged children of the Thai-Myanmar border. As part of their studies, students are required to master basic cooking and service techniques.


This small greenhouse was built as a protected space for plants and aromatic herbs, grown by the students to use in their cooking classes. The main concern of building a greenhouse in a tropical weather is the heat-excess. To avoid it, the sun must be partially blocked with a translucent ceiling and soft fabric blinds to control the amount of sun hitting the plants.

 

Steel mesh was used on the vertical facets to protect the space from potentially harmful insects. The skeleton is built with steel profiles, welded on-site, it supports the roof and the timber frames that hold the mesh enclosure. 

Year

2016

Type

Industrial

Area

21 m²

 

Budget

1000€/Building + 180€ Tables

Funded by

HCTC

Design Team

Juan Cuevas

Yago Cuevas​

Photography

Juan Cuevas

Alejandro Sanchez