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Casa VSP+JUR: Green-Roofed Mini Home in Cancun is Just the Right Size

Posted By Tafline Laylin On May 25, 2011 @ 9:57 am In Architecture,green roof | No Comments



green roof, green design, eco design, sustainable design, ecological waste treatment, recycled water, natural lighting, natural ventilation, energy efficiency, energy savings, solar radiation, [7]

The sloping green roof is very attractive and helps the home snuggle into its environment. Sanzpont was focused on ensuring that their imprint remain as discreet as the home’s overall environmental impact. Included in the sustainable design are an ecological septic tank that treatsĀ human waste [8], an irrigation canal system, and landscaping irrigated using recycled groundwater. Lastly, the interiorĀ energy efficiency [9] is amped up with daylighting and savvy power-saving technologies.

Built in Cancun on an 18,300 square foot patch of land, the home displaced a very small percentage of the property. Otherwise, all of the existing trees were preserved. These help to keep solar radiation [10] from the west to a minimum while maintaining the green aesthetic.

+ Sanzpont Arquitectura [4]


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[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/casa-vspjur-green-roofed-mini-home-in-cancun-is-just-the-right-size/sony-dsc-24/?extend=1

[3] green-roofed: http://inhabitat.com/amazing-green-roof-art-school-in-singapore/

[4] Sanzpont Arquitectura's: http://www.sanzpont.com/

[5] the smallest footprint possible: http://inhabitat.com/suppose-designs-hidaka-house-makes-the-most-of-a-small-footprint/

[6] recycled ground water: http://inhabitat.com/rain-barrel-art-raises-water-awareness-in-chicago/recycle-raindrops1/

[7] Image: http://inhabitat.com/casa-vspjur-green-roofed-mini-home-in-cancun-is-just-the-right-size/sony-dsc-24/

[8] human waste: http://inhabitat.com/uk-prepares-to-use-human-poop-to-power-homes/

[9] energy efficiency: http://inhabitat.com/energy-saving-ecom4-tiles-could-shave-16-off-your-power-bill/

[10] solar radiation: http://inhabitat.com/new-method-finds-best-places-to-install-solar-by-mapping-solar-radiation/

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