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Modular Casa SIP is a Zero-Waste Home in Chile
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On April 30, 2012 @ 11:11 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Green Building,Prefab Housing | No Comments
Casa SIP is a modern home constructed primarily out of structural insulated panels outside of Valparaiso in Chile. Designed by Alejandro Soffia and Gabriel Rudolphy, the home was erected in just 10 days and produced zero waste. The project sought to optimize the structural and dimensional characteristics of its modular components to create a resource-efficient, low-impact home.
Casa SIP is a 139 sq meter home in Santo Domingo, Valparaiso, Chile, designed and built by Alejandro Soffia  and Gabriel Rudolphy . The home is primarily built from SIPs that were formed into 6 sq meter modules and assembled to create the final form of the house. The project used two panels sizes: panel walls (122x244x11) and slab panels (122x488x21) and in total 71 wall panels and 40 slab panels were used. Once assembled the panels and the exterior were covered in a rain screen of wood slats.
The home is oriented to the north and south and the modules were multiplied along this axis. On the west facade, the home is more open and enjoys views of the ocean, while the east side is more covered for privacy. The roof of the ground floor becomes a spacious deck to see the ocean. In total, the home took only 10 days to build and produced practically zero waste and debris from construction due to the prefabricated and modular design.
Via Plataforma Arquitectura 
Images ©Felipe Fontecilla
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URLs in this post:
 Alejandro Soffia: http://www.alejandrosoffia.cl/
 Gabriel Rudolphy: http://www.gabrielrudolphy.cl/CASA-SIP-I
 Plataforma Arquitectura: http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/2012/04/24/casa-en-panel-sip-alejandro-soffia-y-gabriel-rudolphy/
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