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Eco-Resort Pedras Salgadas by Diogo Aguiar and Luís Rebelo de Andrade

Eco-Resort Pedras Salgadas by Diogo Aguiar and Luís Rebelo de Andrade | Art and Spaces | Scoop.it
The new eco-resort of Parque de Pedras Salgadas, Portugal, consists of a set of seven small houses in perfect harmony with the surrounding outstanding nature.

Designed in a modular prefabrication system but flexible to adapt to the specific places within the park, these houses result in several different combinations of the same three modules (entrance/bathing – living – sleeping) creating different morphologies and different dialogues with the surrounding nature, wisely occupying the empty spaces between the trunks of large trees and, at the same time, allowing each home to be unique, special and worth visiting.
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Low Cost House by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Low Cost House by Vo Trong Nghia Architects | Art and Spaces | Scoop.it
Vo Trong Nghia Architects address the housing crisis in Vietnam by introducing modular homes that are cheap and easy to assemble.

 

Vietnamese studio Vo Trong Nghia Architects plans to address the housing crisis in Vietnam by introducing modular homes that use cheap local materials and are easy to assemble.

 

Housing areas in the country have been expanding at a rapid pace over the last ten years but according to the architects many families still live in houses that have less than ten square metres in floor area.

 

The architects came up with a concept for a house with a lightweight steel structure, before building full-size prototypes of a house and office with layered walls of corrugated polycarbonate and bamboo.

 

“If we make the house with concrete and bricks, which is the most typical structure in south-east Asia, it can be very dangerous even though the house itself is strong, just because of the soft and weak condition of the ground,” said Iwamoto. “So we decided to design a lightweight structure within a squeezed budget.

 

On the assumption that bathroom and kitchen facilities will be located outside, the buildings are designed as single rooms where living, sleeping and dining areas are divisible through changes in the floor level or by drawing curtains.


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Casa El Pangue tiered house by Elton + Léniz

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Panoramic Pacific views can be enjoyed from terraces created by the tiered levels of this hillside house in Chile by architects Elton + Léniz.

 

The house is developed towards a central vertical circulation, connecting the 4 levels and 3 terraces in which the house is organized, in order to get as much of the view of the pacific ocean as possible, taking advantage of the height offered by the natural slop of the site.

 

The constructive system is generated upon sustaining concrete walls that terraces the site in three levels. The fourth level was designed in lightweight structure with wood siding.

 

The living room level appears as a great terrace surrounded by planters which replaces the railings.


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archYable's comment, November 29, 2012 7:31 AM
thanks to you
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Même: Experimental House by Kengo Kuma & Associates

Même: Experimental House by Kengo Kuma & Associates | Art and Spaces | Scoop.it

Situated within Même Meadows, Même is an experimental house for cold climates designed by architect Kengo Kuma with technical support from the Tomonari Yashiro Laboratory at the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Industrial Science. The house takes for its motif the traditional homes of Hokkaido, but incorporates advanced concepts from both Kuma and Yashiro, including a geothermal floor heating and heat storage system and a translucent white double skin that covers the walls and ceiling and provides excellent insulation. The experimental house also allows for the long-term monitoring of changes in the thermal environment as well as collection of earthquake-related data.

 

Japan Architects asked Kengo Kuma about the project.


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Ecobuilding: Cooper Point House by Mickey Muennig

Ecobuilding: Cooper Point House by Mickey Muennig | Art and Spaces | Scoop.it

74-year-old green architect mickey muennig is featured in this month’s wall street journal magazine. muennig was been building green-roof architecture for over 30 years in big sur, california. one of his latest eco-buildings is this one on cooper point, covered in a roof of wild grasses. while he has been a long-time eco-architecture practitioner, muennig remains an unsung hero of the green movement. the cooper point house is built into the landscape and features concrete walls on two side and all-glass walls in between. the green roof above is a continuation of the landscape that feature thick covering which helps make the house more fireproof and provides insulation. the home is ultra-efficient and runs off the grid thanks to a bank of solar panels. inside the home prominently features douglas fir beams that support the home with a large skylight to let in the natural light. the home covers 2,745 sq. feet with its 3 bedrooms. the profile of the home and muennig in this month’s wall street journal magazine is written by alastair gordon with photographs by simon watson.


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Angeles's comment, December 3, 2012 4:19 PM
Nice!!!!!!
archYable's comment, December 3, 2012 5:03 PM
Yes, it´s really interesting! Thanks
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A Modular System for Sustainable Housing by Cso Arquitectura

A Modular System for Sustainable Housing by Cso Arquitectura | Art and Spaces | Scoop.it

SAMVS is a system of generation of industrialized open modular housing- the user can adapt it to his or her needs, and the product can be realized in a very short time with a fixed price and with the utilization of all kinds of sustainable systems.

Learn more about this efficient and innovative approach to green building at the link...


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Elisabeth Avalos's curator insight, October 18, 2013 11:55 AM

Vivienda sustentable