Gallery: Casa Gavion Uses a Breathing Gabion Wall To Keep Cool in Baja,...

The home features no air conditioning and all cooling is provided via passive means.

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  1. r_krebs March 30, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Bridgette Meinhold, what an interesting and beautiful home! We want to know what “thick” insulation was used on the roof, probably a rigid plastic foam? I notice that they have inclulded insulation as one of the main features used to help keep the home cool. Wish you explained how the gambion wall was treated to prevent even occasional rain from seeping into the building. Is there difficulty with moisture remaining inside the wall over time? Only real Life Cycle Assessment (see ) will tell if the building performs more energy efficiently than similar structures.

    Rob Krebs
    American Chemistry Council

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