Environmentally friendly doesn’t have to mean ugly, that’s for sure.
With the green movement full in effect, designers and architects now, more than ever, create beautiful homes without the huge carbon footprint.
The Casa Mecano designed by, Robles Arquitectos, is a perfect example of just that.
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The goal of this home was not only to use environmentally friendly practices but also incorporate that into the home’s design. In order to reduce the carbon footprint while building this house, they used a modular steel structural system. This helped to reduce materials. Using this technique also allowed for less debris to be left behind.
Located in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica, this home allows for the perfect natural ventilation system. Since the residence is built on a hilltop and designed with many windows, this allows use of the flowing winds on the hilltop. The use of many windows allows lots of air to come in, but also allows lots of natural light as well. This reduces the need
for artificial lighting significantly.
Seeing that it’s built in a tropical environment with lots of sunlight and rain, it was important to incorporate ways to control the direct rays with the use of a controllable sail. They’ve also put to use a tank to collect rainwater that is then used for irrigation.
The location of this house, being perched on a hilltop allows for a gorgeous exotic view of the Costa Rican peninsula.
You can really see how all the windows really brighten up the room. Look at all this natural light. The windows also open it up. It’s official. I think I love this house design because it’s filled with natural light and natural light is the best kind of light for you.
Maybe you’re in the market for a property to build a house on. Take some advice from this house design. Think about your location. How much natural flowing air can you get? How many windows do you want in your home? More windows means more light in your home.
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