Gallery: Budi Pradono’s Naturally Cooled R-House Brings Nature Indoors

 
When it comes to staying comfortable in tropical climates, you can either seal yourself up and blast the AC or open up the house to the cooling effects of nature. The R-House by architects Budi Pradono squarely chose the latter by incorporating pools, trees, breezes and a green roof to keep cool under the Indonesian sun. The complex is designed to create an “adventure” -- multiple paths throughout the home are woven in with greenery and water elements.

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