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Casa Pentimento: Prefab Ecuadorian House Made From 900 LEGO-Like Concrete Blocks

Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On June 13, 2015 @ 12:33 pm In Architecture,Gallery,Green Building,News,Prefab Housing | 2 Comments

Casa Pentimento Ecuador, Jose María Sáez, David Barragán, prefab house, modular housing, precast concrete housing, lego-like home, green architecture, modular building, Ecuador architecture [1]

Casa Pentimento is a dwelling placed on a gentle slope that is made almost entirely from precast concrete modules [2] 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.

+ Jose María Sáez [3]

Via Gizmodo [4]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/04/Casa-Pentimento-Jose-María-Sáez-David-Barragán-3.jpg

[2] precast concrete modules : http://inhabitat.com/frank-lloyd-wrights-iconic-la-miniatura-millard-house-now-up-for-sale-in-pasadena-california/

[3] + Jose María Sáez: http://www.arqsaez.com/

[4] Gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/5994973/an-ecuadorian-home-made-from-900-lego+like-blocks

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