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Solar-Powered Modular N2X035 Home Peers Overs the Ocean in Portugal
Posted By Tafline Laylin On November 4, 2012 @ 12:04 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Green Building,Prefab Housing | No Comments
[N2X] Arquitectos just completed yet another fabulous project in Portugal - the solar-powered modular N2X035! Situated high in Água d'Alto so that it peers over the ocean, the 156-square-meter home is comprised of two black boxes with bright white interiors that feature an array of sustainable features.
Completed earlier in 2012, the 156 square meter home was designed to fill in some ruins on the elevated site. The beautiful stone walls were left virtually undisturbed and two identical modular boxes  “filled in” the rest of the plot. This kind of design lens a certain cost and material efficiency to the modest residence.
Both solar-powered  and insulated to the nigh in order to mediate the home’s energy consumption, N2X035 also has a rainwater harvesting system  that is used for irrigation. The bright white interior might be off-putting to some of our readers, but one thing is for certain, there’s plenty of light inside and the views of surrounding Portugal are definitely not for sale.
Via Arch Daily 
images © José Maria Oliveira
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