Estudio BaBO’s Earthquake-safe CFL Row Houses in Argentina Were Constructed Norwegian-style

by , 10/27/12
filed under: Architecture, Gallery

Seismic-safe, timber, Cypress, Estudio BaBO, Patagonia, Argentina, Norwegian construction, planning regulation, double-glazed windows, radiant floor, energy-efficiency, daylighting, natural ventilation, sustainable housing

It is not immediately evident, but the CFL houses are three in one. Painting them black helped to give them the “monolithic structure” that the design team sought, while a series of clever interventions ensure that there is still sufficient daylighting, privacy and natural ventilation. All of the timber you see is Cypress: the cladding, the interior flooring, the skirting, as well as all of the door and window frames.

Since Patagonia receives more rain than Norway but not as much snow, a few adjustments were made to the typically Norwegian-style of building. Yet, there are a lot of similarities, including a fantastic use of space that allows for both patios and garages for each unit. Finally, Radiant floor heating and double-glazed windows guarantee their energy efficiency. This is a giant leap forward for Argentina, and we love it.

+ Estudio BaBO

Via Dezeen

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