National Building Museum

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital: The Absent House

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Puerto Rican architect Fernando Abruña Charneco pioneered green architecture thirty years ago, and today he confronts climate change with sustainable constructions, including a house without a roof that is completely independent of power and water utilities. In times of climate change and the doomsday consequences it entails, The Absent House (Icarus Films, 2014, 55 minutes, in Spanish with English subtitles) delivers a hopeful, proactive message that we can live sustainably while preserving the planet for future generations. This program complements the exhibition House & Home, which is open to attendees before the film.

1.0 LU HSW (AIA)

$10 Members; $10 Students; $12 Non-members. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

Environmental Film Festival In The Nation's Capital Logo Presented as part of the D.C. Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. For more information, visit

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

The Museum's award-winning Shop and Firehook Café are open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.

Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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