Architect Fernando AbruГ±a Charneco prioritizes nature in his ingenious designs, including a self-sufficient house, a parachute house, and a solar electric car. In the 1970s, critics scoffed at his вЂњless is moreвЂќ technique вЂ“ inspired by mentor R. Buckminster Fuller. Now, however, his innovations exemplify the green architecture movement. Amidst the doomsday discussions of the consequences of climate change discussions, The Absent House offers a hopeful and proactive message that we can live sustainably while preserving the planet for future generations. Directed and produced by RubГ©n AbruГ±a.
Introduced by a representative from the National Building Museum.
Thursday, March 19, 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $12, Non-members; $10, Members and Students. Prepaid registration required atВ http://go.nbm.org/site/Calendar/622691576?view=Detail&id=118941.
Walk-in registration based on availability.
National Building Museum, 401 F St., NW (Metro: Judiciary Square)