Gallery: Beautiful Modern Home Keeps Cool Buried Beneath the Chihuahuan...

 
Desert temperatures can quickly change from extremely hot to extremely cold within a matter of hours. So when designing this modern home in Mexico, the architects of Productora decided to build a house that could take on the climate of the Chihuahuan desert. Built partially underground to take advantage of the soil's thermal mass, the building, which is also situated in a golf club community, slopes just slightly on the land to blend amicably with the local topography.

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  1. kjscarpati April 10, 2012 at 8:40 am

    I pwn 10 acres in the Texas Chihuahua Desert. Can I build a house similar to this.

  2. Green Joy December 3, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Fascinating design. You’d think it would require more heating because of the large quantities of windows, but as the article said, the designer already accounted for that. Less energy consumption = less gas and coal burned. Good job!

    Juan Miguel Ruiz (Going Green)
    http://www.GreenJoyment.com

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