Gallery: Bioclimatic House is a Green-Roofed Island Paradise Set Next t...

Tenerife is known for its wind - whether you're into kite boarding or a wind farming - so this amazing home set right next to a wind park had to take gusty breezes into consideration. Designed by Ruiz Larrea and Associates, the Bioclimatic House is surrounded by a circular wall and covered on top with a gorgeous living roof. Natural ventilation, daylighting, and passive design all work to protect the house from the elements and keep the indoor climate comfortable despite the warm temperatures and the wind. Sustainable materials and native vegetation complete this terrific home - read on for a look inside!

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  1. r_krebs March 30, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Bridgette Meinhold, great photos and article on the Bioclimatic home. All 25 of the Tenerife homes are stunning. Many homes could benefit from some of the same tactics used in a building like this. If 18 inch thick stone walls are not practical for most, the same impact of continuous rigid plastic insulation materials such as spray polyurethane foam, SIP’s, extruded polystyrene (XPS), molded polystyrene (EPS) and polyiso-board also reduce interior wall air convection and like a stone wall can offer better thermal insulation. (See ). We salute this project for its effort to reduce the environmental imprint through the creative use of materials and building envelope design.

    Rob Krebs
    American Chemistry Council

  2. sergeyyoung March 12, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I happy to have just discovered this site. Good Stuff.

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