Striking rammed earth home blends into the hills of Santa Fe

May 1, 2017 by  
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This incredible Santa Fe residence by Studio GP Architects was inspired by the rich landscape of New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon. The home is constructed from rammed earth and surrounded by native plants that help it seamlessly blend into the breathtaking desert landscape. The homeowners of the La Tierra Nueva Residence were looking for a home design that would allow them to enjoy the beauty of the natural landscape from the inside or outside of the home. Multiple large triple-pane doors and windows were installed to provide amazing views as well as optimal natural light for the interior. Additionally, the home had to be strategically functional for the aging couple so the living space, kitchen, and bedrooms are all located on the same floor. Related:Rammed earth walls form the core of this modern Australian home The home’s walls were constructed out of rammed earth , a technique traditionally and currently used for its strong insulative properties , which in this case, also provided the earth tone aesthetic desired by the homeowners. The zinc-toned roof and walls pay homage to the traditional corrugated metal traditionally found in the area. In fact, the roof plays a vital role in the design; the multi-layered planes mimic the rolling hills of the expansive La Tierra Nueva in the background while the extended panels shelter the structure from the elements, especially the high desert sun. The roof also has an integrated rainwater harvesting system that funnels water through concealed gutters to be used to irrigate the native juniper bark and sage bushes used in the landscaping. + Studio GP + Zola Windows Images via Studio GP and Zola Windows

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Beautifully restored 135-year-old building revives one of Delhi’s oldest markets

August 9, 2016 by  
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The architects spent two years researching the urban and architectural characteristics of Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi, India where the building is located. They formed a large team of workers who had a deep understanding of traditional architecture . Some of the traditional elements were replicated, while others were translated into modern architectural language. Related: Curvaceous Brick House uses passive cooling and local materials in India The original courtyard building was built during late Mughal and colonial periods, and adorned with floral patterns, sculptures and fluted modulations. The open courtyard has an octagonal floor pattern with a water fountain at its center. To ensure structural integrity, the architects introduced additional columns, repaired slabs and changed the materials for cost efficiency and durability. + Spaces Architects@ka Photos by Bharat Aggarwal

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Charming timber home in Japan features an African-inspired cooling tower

November 4, 2015 by  
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ODR Architects’ Angular Hunter Street Home Adds Industrial Chic to Suburban Living

October 6, 2014 by  
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Gorgeous Timber Cultural Institute Modeled After Cree Longhouses in Quebec

September 29, 2014 by  
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UN Studio Unveils 35 Vaulted Rail Stations for Qatar’s Doha Metro

September 19, 2014 by  
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Rintala Eggertsson Architects’ Spectacular Wood Pavilion Stretches Across a Norwegian Beach

August 11, 2014 by  
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World’s First Climate Change Refugees Arrive in New Zealand

August 11, 2014 by  
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The once abstract of climate refugees fleeing from a weather-ravaged corner of the world in search of safety has now become cold, hard reality . According to Grist , New Zealand officials recently accepted a refugee application by a family from Tuvalu, where climate change is causing their Pacific island home to sink . New Zealand has rejected similar refugee claims in the past, but UPI reports that this recently accepted application may have far-reaching legal implications for other cases. Read the rest of World’s First Climate Change Refugees Arrive in New Zealand Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: change , climate , Environment , global , new , refugee , sinking , tuvalu , warming , weather , zealand

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Teepee-Inspired Home Office ‘Nooks’ Double as a Personal Raft

July 21, 2014 by  
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May 23, 2014 by  
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