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

In addition the home also features a solar energy system, a grey water system, and an ingenious pool design which integrates dipping pool, swimming pool and jacuzzi reduces the water consumption generally used in homes with pools.

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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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