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Machil Tochtli Diagram

Zero Waste Tequila Distillery, 2011,
together with:
i.c.w. Doepel Strijkers

Flow diagram
Based on the traditional hacienda typology, the Macuil Tochtli project combines the use of local materials and vernacular building methods. The complex is conceived as a ‘wasteless’ building. Waste streams from the tequila making process are utilised in secondary production chains resulting in textiles made from fibres, agave honey, perfume, inulin for high-energy snacks, and biogas. Besides reducing consumption through bioclimatic design and reusing waste streams, the building makes optimal use of the local water and solar resources.