Puerto Rican director Rubén Abruña’s La casa ausente [The Absent House] is now officially included in the online catalogue of the DOCM Media Library 2014 of the Visions Du Reel FIlm Festival, in Nyon Switzerland. [Also see previous posts New Film: Rubén Abruña’s “La casa ausente” and Film Project: Rubén Abruña “La casa ausente/The Absent House”.]
Description: 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, 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.
To see catalogue of the Visions Du Reel FIlm Festival, follow this link: http://www.visionsdureel.ch/docm/catalogue/film/f/the-absent-house/