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A Clever Façade of Corten Steel Shutters Revitalizes San Vincente Ferrer Home in Madrid
Posted By Tafline Laylin On November 7, 2012 @ 6:59 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,energy efficiency,gallery | No Comments
Despite the constraints of strict building regulations, James & Mau managed to embolden this historic locale in Madrid  with their progressive material choices. Not only does the Corten steel completely distinguish the home from its neighbors, but they also provide much-needed natural ventilation and daylighting. They also promote solar gain in winter and shade during the city’s sultry summers.
Inside the home are daylit courtyards and trees, which not only provide a welcome green aesthetic despite the crowded urban environment, but also help to promote better indoor air quality. Otherwise the interior is relatively minimalist, which is exactly the kind of ethos we love to see on Inhabitat. For more James & Mau projects, check out their suspicious mint-leaf patterned shutters  and a super sustainable home made with recycled shipping pallets  and other found materials.
Via FrameWeb 
Photography by Matías Pérez Illera
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URLs in this post:
 James & Mau: http://www.jamesandmau.com/#/proyectos
 Corten steel: http://inhabitat.com/l-shaped-corten-steel-lookout-fills-in-hungarys-szathmary-palace-ruins/
 historic locale in Madrid: http://inhabitat.com/museo-abc-transforms-a-madrid-factory-with-glittering-mosaic-facade/
 mint-leaf patterned shutters: http://inhabitat.com/prefab-infiniski-menta-house-features-ventilating-mint-shaped-corten-steel-shutters-in-spain/
 recycled shipping pallets: http://inhabitat.com/prefab-friday-the-manifesto-house-in-chile/
 FrameWeb: http://www.frameweb.com/news/san-vicente-ferrer-by-james--mau
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