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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
Architect Luis de Garrido has designed a glass domed house that is completely energy and water self-sufficient and features an amazing indoor landscaped terrace. Everything about this concept house is a dream: its comfortable microclimate, its constant flow of air, light and heat when necessary, its superior landscaping, and of course the fact that it was built on the Isla Playa de Cleopatra in Turkey (notice the Egyptian theme.)
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  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  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 . Inside, the house is a landscaped terrace, from which it is possible to take in the incredible views.
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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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/09/naomi-campbell-ecohouse-1.jpg
 greenhouse effect: http://inhabitat.com/naturhus-an-entire-house-wrapped-in-its-own-private-greenhouse/
 photovoltaic panels: http://inhabitat.com/breaking-solar-power-breakthrough-could-render-solar-cells-obsolete/
 biological system treats wastewater: http://inhabitat.com/sewage-eating-poo-gloos-clean-wastewater/
 + Luis de Garrido: http://www.luisdegarrido.com/contenido.html
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