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The sprawling stone and rammed earth villa is used by scientists and researchers as a place to relax, take meetings, or even take a nap. Casual living room and dining room style rooms are situated throughout the building, giving researchers comfortable and optional places to meet or relax.

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Located on a large conservation facility in Los Pilares, The Cave is made from materials sourced locally, using recycled and natural materials, which interact with the natural landscape around it. Large stones and small boulders were used to make ornate and naturally cooling walls around two sides of the villa. Continuing with naturally cooling materials, Greenfield used rammed earth for the remaining walls. Both materials are visible on the interior and exterior of the villa, playing up its natural aesthetic. Greenfield also used recycled corrugated metal and hardwood sourced from an old train track, as well as wood and concrete in the construction.

Completing the serenity of the villa are floor to ceiling glass walls that open onto outdoor areas that overlook the nearby Sierra Madre Mountains.

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