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Solar-powered home embraces sustainable design in Chihuahua
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“Situated in the Chilean Andes the ‘mountaineer’s refuge’ by Gonzalo Iturriaga Arquitectos is a small wooden cabin with a folded roof aimed at making the beginning and end of a mountaineer’s day trekking in the mountains as comfortable as possible.”
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“"vernacular" architecture -- buildings designed in direct response to the local climate, materials, geology and traditions -- is often energy-efficient and protective of surrounding eco-systems.”
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“Ultimately, whether our designs are sustainable comes down to the early decisions we make for the building, with our choice of materials having a huge effect on the overall carbon footprint. With new technologies come new ways of incorporating abundantly found materials into the skin of the building that could reduce the building's embodied energy and enhance the structure's properties.”
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“A M.A.DI. house can be installed in a single day, and it doesn't require a foundation. Yet their shape makes them earthquake-resistant. They can be lived in permanently, or used for temporary installations, like exhibits, fairs, or in emergencies, like for disaster relief.”
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“The work has to be focused, strategic, and intentional without losing the over-arching goals established with the community, not for the community.”
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Snow Kreilich Architects Wins 2018 AIA Architecture Firm Award https://buff.ly/2z5heoA
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Rammed-Earth Earthquake-Resistant House Prototype Named the World Building of the Year https://buff.ly/2z5uJV0
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“Complying with any rigorous environmental standards or guidelines takes effort even when it does not require working around code requirements, ” https://buff.ly/2nQqbhM
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26 Social Housing by Odile+ Guzy Architects - The voids help create a sequence of different experiences as you move through the site. https://buff.ly/2nSvxt6
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