Gallery: Casa VSP+JUR: Green-Roofed Mini Home in Cancun is Just the Rig...

 
All of the existing trees were kept standing.

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 treats human waste, an irrigation canal system, and landscaping irrigated using recycled groundwater. Lastly, the interior energy efficiency 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 from the west to a minimum while maintaining the green aesthetic.

+ Sanzpont Arquitectura

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