Nicole Jewell

Multi-Angled Facade Protects La Pischuca House from the Strong Salvadoran Sun

by , 02/21/14



Cincopatasalgato architects, La Piscucha, architecture, energy efficiency, Los Sueños, El Salvador, solar panel lighting, architecture in el salvador, home design, stormwater treatment systems

Sited high on a hilltop, the home has a series of decks organized around a central patio for entertainment and optimal viewing of the expansive views of San Salvador, the surrounding mountains and the Pacific Ocean. To give the home its functional multi-layered design, the architects worked with local engineers, PCK Ingenieros. The resulting construction scheme saw a four-point structure with the first level foundation built into the hillside and topped with the main living structure.

At the owners’ insistence, a number of green features were incorporated into the design process. Floor to ceiling windows were installed throughout the house in order to take advantage of the natural light and provide cross ventilation. To conserve water, the house is equipped with a waste water treatment system as well as a separate storm water system. Additionally, solar powered lighting is installed throughout the home.

+  Cincopatasalgato

Via Archdaily

Photographs by Jason Bax

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