Andrew Michler

Modern Morerava Eco Cabins Sit Lightly on Easter Island

by , 01/24/11

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Each of the nine cabins can accommodate six people, however they are cleverly designed to maintain privacy despite the close quarters. The secret is offset panels of glass that run high on one side and low on the other, eliminating direct lines of sight between the cabins while still allowing access to plenty of indirect light. Cross-ventilation through the windows maintains the interior climate. The steel roof is offset from the roof deck to allow hot air to escape.

Although water taps are available, each of the cabins has a rain catchment and filter system to provide water for primary needs. Water is heated by low-cost solar batch water heaters protruding from the roof tops, which require no electricity — instead they use thermosiphoning, which eliminates the need for imported fuel.

WHY THIS MATTERS

The Morerava Cabins blend low-tech off-grid systems with low-impact building to offer a comfortable retreat in a sensitive environmental area.

+ AATA Associate Architects

Via Plataforma Arquitectura

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