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Dune House, Harsh Mediterranean Climate Storm House , Designed by Slee and Co Architects

June 26, 2013 By: archinhome Category: Architecture, Home Design

Designed by Slee and Co Architects, located in Boggoms Bay, South Africa. Designed to withstand the harsh Mediterranean climate and strong N/W and S/E winds associated with the area.

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With the climate of the area varying wildly throughout the seasons, the architects felt it important that the house should be flexible in terms of how it adapts to these conditions. To this end, the house was designed in such a way as to retain heat in the winter, and provide shelter from the rain, and in summer to be protected from the sun and be allowed to breathe with large openings. This helped dictate the design of Dune House, with SLEE and Co. settling on a frugal application of building materials and basic detailing in order to withstand the harsh conditions.

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Mountain House Design by Morato Arquitetura, in Metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte – MG, Brazil

July 24, 2009 By: archinhome Category: Architecture, Home Design

This Mountain House is designed by Morato Arquitetura, located in Metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte – MG, Brazil.
The social areas are sheltered by glass volumes, which enable a generous interaction with the natural environment. The intimate areas are sealed by conventional brick walls torn by glass shafts. The material support was chosen according to local availability: glass, concrete, ceramics and metal pieces. The technology for the construction is related to the chosen material and to the stage of local techniques. The visual identity of the house accentuates the differences between natural and cultural orders. In this sense “what belongs to men” and “what belongs to nature” are mutually appreciated by the contrasting relationship.

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This project was developed for a land in the mountains, in the surroundings of Nova Lima – MG. The choice of the land was determined by the extensive landscape found there. The concept of this project was to articulate volumes from transparent to opaque, according to the use of the involved ambience.

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