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

Ruiz Larrea's design competition-winning home was inspired by Geria - a traditional way of growing grapes in Lanzarote by protecting the fruit from the strong and continuous winds with a semicircular wall of volcanic rock.

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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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