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Luis de Garrido Unveils Incredible Glass-Domed Eco House Shaped Like the Eye of Horus

Posted By Tafline Laylin On September 17, 2011 @ 2:00 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Green Roof,News | 22 Comments

Eco-House, Luis de Garrido, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, Turkey, geothermal, photovoltaic energy, rainwater harvest, energy efficiency, solar gain, natural heating, natural lighting, natural ventilation, tilted louvers, biological wastewater treatment, off-grid, self-sufficient [1]

The multi-level central dome is framed with steel and clad in glazed glass panels that permit sunlight all year round. Although the greenhouse effect [2] promotes natural heating, certain measures – such as landscaping and tilted louvers – ensure that the heat is bearable during the summer time. It will also have plenty of ventilation.

Combined with the photovoltaic panels [3] that make up the property’s Eye of Horus shape, a state-of-the-art geothermal system provides all of the energy this 25 bedroom home (complete with five lounges) could possibly need. Rainwater is harvested, and an on-site biological system treats wastewater [4]. Inside, the house is a landscaped terrace, from which it is possible to take in the incredible views.

+ Luis de Garrido [5]

CORRECTION: This article originally referenced this design in correlation to Naomi Campbell, however further research shows that no such connection exists.

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/09/naomi-campbell-ecohouse-1.jpg

[2] greenhouse effect: http://inhabitat.com/naturhus-an-entire-house-wrapped-in-its-own-private-greenhouse/

[3] photovoltaic panels: http://inhabitat.com/breaking-solar-power-breakthrough-could-render-solar-cells-obsolete/

[4] biological system treats wastewater: http://inhabitat.com/sewage-eating-poo-gloos-clean-wastewater/

[5] + Luis de Garrido: http://www.luisdegarrido.com/contenido.html

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