Guatemala City, Fall 2015

The first edition of the Jewel Box Project was constructed in Guatemala City on a 1,400 sqft rooftop. Clear Studios designed and built this project during a three month residency. Living on the project site, they built this entire structure with a small team of local craftsmen. The goal of Jewel Box Project was to create harmonious living spaces for the emerging generation of creators. The project explored the concept of what a home can provide: beyond simply giving shelter, Jewel Box brought the offerings of the environment to the inhabitant through earth (vertical gardens), water (rainwater catchment), air (operable windows for cross-ventilation) , and fire/sun (electricity through solar panels).