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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 Ecuador, Jose María Sáez, David Barragán, prefab house, modular housing, precast concrete housing, lego-like home, green architecture, modular building, Ecuador architecture [6]

Casa Pentimento is a dwelling placed on a gentle slope that is made almost entirely from precast concrete modules [7] 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 [8]


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[2]  : 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

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

[4] prefab home: http://inhabitat.com/architecture/prefab-housing/

[5] LEGO: http://inhabitat.com/tag/lego/

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

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

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

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