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ISEAMI House by Robles Arquitectos

ISEAMI House by Robles Arquitectos | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

This 5209 square foot residence graces the hills of the Peninsula de Osa in Costa Rica. Built by Robles Arquitectos as the first phase for the Institute of sustainability, ecology, art, mind, and investigation(ISEAMI), this house will serve as a multifunctional space for the institution on the first level and a residence for the director on the second.

The home is based on a prefab module that is constructed out of 100 percent recyclable material and is 100 percent self sufficient. The project produces its own power from a solar power plant on the roof, fresh water from an on-site concession, and the home is bathed in passive design strategies.

Due to common mold and mildew issues in this region the home was designed to eliminate any airspace within the walls or floor and painting the residence white has made it possible to achieve an SRI rating of 100. Overall the structure is a great self sufficient and passive design model.

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Sustainable Home in Costa Rica Making the Most of Its Scenic Landscape

Sustainable Home in Costa Rica Making the Most of Its Scenic Landscape | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Casa Mecano was designed by Arquitectos Costa Rica and is located in Península de Osa, Costa Rica. The residence was especially developed to take in the surrounding landscape:

“Casa Mecano functions as an organism that adapts to its environment. The project maximizes the use of passive design strategies through bio-climatic architecture in order to achieve the thermal comfort levels, adequate for the tropical environment.”

The rooftop was projected as a sail and a manual system was designed, allowing the client to change its inclination, with the goal of controlling the direct sunlight projected inside the house. The interior design of this sustainable residence is highly modern, with a generous living and dining space acting as the core of the project...

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