Casa De Agua, Santa Fe, New Mexico is the third experimental dwelling project undertaken by ARTetal Studio.
Here, adaptive re-use of a vernacular midcentury pueblo style Santa Fe, known locally as a “Stamm” house is focused on water conservation for a live-work space in the high desert of New Mexico.
The project Includes an experimental xeric laboratory garden, a butterfly roof for rainwater capture with visible conveyance and cistern, whole house greywater reuse, and an edible landscape. A small project space housed in a galvanized water tank aims to "galvanize" thought as we grow fruit, native plants and ideas in the "think tank".
The site is under construction and expected completion in summer 2022.
The project is a collaboration with Santa Fe architect, Mark Mortier, and artist Jim Elniski.