Architect Fernando Abruña 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 “less is more” technique – 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 Rubén Abruña.


The Absent House

2014 US 55 min
Festival Year: 2015
Types: Documentary
Topic: Global Perspectives, Latin American Program, Sustainable Living