Gallery: Modern Morerava Eco Cabins Sit Lightly on Easter Island

 
These modern Morerava Cabins on Easter Island offer a low-impact yet comfortable retreat on the remote island. They were conceived by AATA Associate Architects to provide environmentally-sensitive accommodations that harness simple design strategies paired with low-tech resource-efficient building. Incorporating prefab building techniques with low water and energy needs, the cabins respect the island's cultural and environmental legacy.

The project celebrates sustainable design in a challenging environment where its impact can be the most beneficial. The cabins were built in on the Chilean mainland and placed on piers to eliminate the need for local resources and to protect the native vegetation. The piers’ placement was carefully planned to protect the floor system from moisture damage. Because of the moderate climate the cabins do not need insulation – this allows the lightweight, exposed scissor roof and walls to become the primary design element. The vertical board exterior and zinc steel roof maintain a rustic quality.

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  1. Makailee June 1, 2011 at 4:52 am

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  2. Lavonn May 31, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    That’s more than ssenible! That’s a great post!

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