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Archaeolink Prehistory Park in Scotland Hides Beneath a Lush Green Mound

Posted By Ana Lisa On November 18, 2011 @ 5:40 pm In Architecture,Green Building,Green Roof | No Comments

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Rising like a hill [1], the land is actually “folded” over to form a sunken courtyard and entrances. The structure also features a double glazed facade [2] providing lots of natural light to brighten the interiors. And thanks to its grass topped roof, the building requires little energy to heat or cool its interiors. Inside, the exposed concrete [3] structure allows for the passage of heat between the building and an insulated underground heat space, while external shutters control the natural light coming in.

With exhibition galleries underneath its conical structure, the building was also designed as a platform from which visitors could view the surrounding local sites. Archaeolink’s building also boats a central auditorium with viewing rooms placed all around it.

+ Archaeolink Prehistory Park [4]

+ Edward Cullinan Architects [5]

Photo © Edward Cullinan Architects

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[1] hill: http://inhabitat.com/casa-leon-low-impact-home-mimics-the-spanish-mountains-with-a-sloping-greef-roof/

[2] double glazed facade: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-skin_facade

[3] exposed concrete: http://inhabitat.com/londons-energy-efficient-jodrell-laboratory-houses-the-worlds-largest-fungi-collection/

[4] + Archaeolink Prehistory Park: http://www.archaeolink.co.uk/index.html

[5] + Edward Cullinan Architects: http://www.edwardcullinanarchitects.com/

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