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Manuel Villa’s Habitable Polyhedron – A Family Garden Retreat
Posted By Beth Shea On September 22, 2009 @ 1:30 pm In Daylighting,Inhabitots,Sustainable Building | 1 Comment
We’ve seen our fair share of backyard retreats , but Manuel Villa’s Habitable Polyhedron  shapes up to be one of the most unique dwellings we’ve come across. Designed as an escape for young families: parents and their newborn, the Habitable Polyhedron  offers respite from day to day household activities in a family’s back garden in Bogota, Columbia. One windowed side of the polyhedron opens to a teak deck leading into nature; and a skylight casts natural light on a workspace and sofa inside. Once the child grows up, the space may accommodate him in the same manner as would a treehouse  or playhouse .
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URLs in this post:
 backyard retreats: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/08/03/outdoor-retreat-upcycled-from-old-windows/
 Habitable Polyhedron: http://www.inhabitots.com/2009/09/22/habitable-polyhedron-by-manuel-villa-a-new-familys-home-away-from-home/
 treehouse: http://www.inhabitots.com/2009/08/28/bauraums-froschkoenig-treehouse/
 playhouse: http://www.inhabitots.com/2009/03/30/qb-playhouses-kids-can-design-their-dream-home/
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