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House Abo Beats the Heat in South Africa With Natural Cooling Techniques

Posted By Helen Morgan On January 31, 2013 @ 4:49 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Green Building | 1 Comment

Nico van der Meulen Architects, natural cooling system, sustainable architecture, green design, eco architecture, water features

To connect the lower and upper levels of House Abo, Nico van der Meulen Architects [1] installed a staircase that changes the dynamics of the site itself. It is surrounded by areas of steel and glass, while the outside pool is encased within a timber wall. The home’s lighting highlights the staircase while making light bounce off the reflective black swimming pool.

The studio expanded the original space and doubled its size while introducing large glass windows that allow sunlight to seep in during the darker winter days. For more information, visit the architects’ official website.

+ Nico van der Meulen Architects [1]

Via Contemporist [2]

Images courtesy of Nico van der Meulen Architects

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[1] Nico van der Meulen Architects: http://www.nicovdmeulen.com/

[2] Contemporist: http://www.contemporist.com/2013/01/18/abo-house-by-nico-van-der-meulen/

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