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Casa Pentimento: Prefab Ecuadorian House Made From 900 LEGO-Like Concrete Blocks
Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On April 22, 2013 @ 5:33 pm In Architecture,gallery,News,Prefab Housing,Sustainable Building | 2 Comments
Casa Pentimento is a dwelling placed on a gentle slope that is made almost entirely from precast concrete modules  which simultaneously determine its structure and its relationship with the terrain. The stacked concrete blocks are left with gaps in some areas to create semi-transparent walls that filter daylight and draw the surrounding landscape into the interior.
The modules were designed with one flat side that creates a normal wall when stacked, while the other side is notched and can serve as shelves, planters or mounting surfaces for furniture. Cost-effective and dynamic, the LEGO-like building system helps regulate heat loss and humidity while creating diverse and pleasant living spaces.
Via Gizmodo 
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URLs in this post:
 Jose María Sáez: http://www.arqsaez.com/
 prefab home: http://inhabitat.com/architecture/prefab-housing/
 LEGO: http://inhabitat.com/tag/lego/
 : http://inhabitat.com/casa-pentimento-prefab-ecuadorian-house-made-from-900-lego-like-concrete-blocks/casa-pentimento-jose-maria-saez-david-barragan-2/?extend=1
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/04/Casa-Pentimento-Jose-María-Sáez-David-Barragán-3.jpg
 precast concrete modules : http://inhabitat.com/frank-lloyd-wrights-iconic-la-miniatura-millard-house-now-up-for-sale-in-pasadena-california/
 Gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/5994973/an-ecuadorian-home-made-from-900-lego+like-blocks
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