Angular Casa Casi Cubo in Chile plays with light, wind and shadow

February 20, 2018 by  
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Casa Casi Cubo in Chile uses geometry and patterns to provide shelter from the strong local winds — letting in tons of light. LAND Arquitectos designed the house as a pavilion -like structure that plays around with different shapes to create a balance between protection from the elements and exposing its occupants to expansive views of the sea. The designer deconstructed the shape of a parallelepiped and used pine wood to generate a series of bends that demarcate the edges of the roof and the facades of the building. Instead of trying to stand up to strong winds, the design breaks them up and channels them along the exterior. Related: Chile’s rustic Casa Pollo is made from recycled zinc plates and reclaimed wood The main shared space, where the stove and barbecue area are located, face the north side of the site and is the most protected from strong air currents. This space is connected to a semi-covered area enveloped by a perforated wooden skin. This outdoor space allows occupants to watch the passing sun and enjoy the constant interplay of light and shadow. + LAND Arquitectos Via Plataforma Arquitectura Photos by Sergio Pirrone

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Multi-Angled Facade Protects La Pischuca House from the Strong Salvadoran Sun

February 21, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Multi-Angled Facade Protects La Pischuca House from the Strong Salvadoran Sun Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , angled architecture , Architecture , architecture in el salvador , Cincopatasalgato architects , efficient vacation homes , El Salvador , home design , La Piscucha , Los Sueños , multi-layered architecture , solar panel lighting , stormwater treatment systems        

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Is There an Underground Home Hidden Beneath Queens?

February 21, 2014 by  
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The space beneath what is now a nondescript field at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens was once occupied by a luxurious underground home , and some believe that the subterranean residence still exists. The Underground Home was built 15 feet below the ground at the park as part of the 1964 World’s Fair, and was supposed to be destroyed when the event ended. But because it’s impossible to see what is really beneath the ground and there is no known documentation that the demolition actually took place, the home could very well still be down there . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 1964 worlds fair underground home , is the underground home still there , lori walters , Nicholas Hirshon , subterranean home , The Underground home , underground dwelling , underground home , underground home in queens , Underground House , underground world home , worlds fair underground home        

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