TAPH TAPH ASSOCIATION
ABOUT TAPH TAPH
We are a non profit organization, which aims are to promote habitat and shelter construction through horizontal, participative and healthy methodologies. We promote assembly culture, gender equality, consensus decision and open pedagogy. A holistic approach to improve our societies.
Taph Taph research and scientist studies are mainly about architecture, construction and landscape. We are linked to university bodies in order to share knowledge in a local, regional and international context.
As a basis of Taph Taph, dissemination of bioconstruction and holistic landscape are in the centre of our foundations. We organize dissemination activities for professionals, amateurs, students, universities, social and environmental entities.
We provide social facilitation, architecture and sustainable communities design, building site organization, technology, natural and local material consultancy and heritage studies.
Focused on professional and amateurs training, we use an open theoretical and hands-on methodology, encouraging participants to get involved.
Rehabilitation and new construction projects for people wishing to do by themselves or collaborating with other people and professionals. their own house or work site. Advice on administrative, technical, financial, safety and security procedures in order to facilitate a nice “do it yourself” pathway.
VOLUNTEERING AND COLLABORATIVE BUILDING SITES
Building site volunteering and planning professional management for a social support for people in need and volunteers wanting to help and learn. Volunteering provides the opportunity to know about local natural construction materials and techniques together with a healthy and relaxing atmosphere.
Understand bioconstruction as a whole of philosophies and construction techniques and topics which are focused on health and social equity of habitats and shelter creation. Avoiding harmful toxicities coming from systems and materials, improving Earth´s fertility.
A way to explain buildings like shelters, indoor and outdoor places charged by a great vitality and energy, make us understand territory and architecture not only like a container. Natural and local architecture balances the exchanges with the surrounding territory. As well as the involvement of designers, builders and inhabitants is a key point of social wellness.
Territory as a whole of holistic systems. As a wider complexity going further than the sum of the parts. As a consequence, territory is something more than roads, crops, population or climate. In a context of ecological and social crisis, we may support technologies based on nature fertility, low-impact and social involvement.
Through practice and expertise, using the scientific methodology, we create models and use knowledge for life. Taph Taph aims to disseminate the sciences of architecture, bioconstruction and landscape for citizens and sharing with other professionals.
Habitat and biology, concerning landscape, architecture and construction, as well as natural systems exchanges, are in the core of Taph Taph. As a result, multidisciplinary approach makes us build links with other scientists.
Taph Taph encourages unanimous support for habitat improvement, fostering social links, supporting groups by means of technical support and reflection for people and entities sharing our values and principles.
Arturo Jiménez Viera
Architect by the University of Seville, specialised in the field of earth building and bathing natural water treatment, Phd student about soil selection for adobe and rammed earth construction. Works on bioconstruction building design, scientific research and training, particularly about earth construction. Taph Taph founding member.
Lena García Huber
Architect from the University of Seville and Bioconstruction Master degree by the Baubilogie Spanish Institute. education on the study of traditional construction techniques, works on bioconstruction and bio-habitability, specially on enery efficiency. She is currently focused on architecture design and bioconstruction assesment.
TOGETHER WITH OUR
La Mari Muriel
Painter, stage designer and Illustrator
José Daniel Rodríguez Mariscal
Expert Engineer in earth as construction material and international cooperation
Juan Carlos Velasco Muñoz
Natural renders and plasters mason
María Medina Valdivieso
Psychologist and team facilitator
AND FORMER SHAREHOLDERS
Jorge Moya Muñoz, Architect, Taph Taph founding member.
Juan Javier Usero Fernández, Architect, Taph Taph founding member.