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Casa del sombrero
Casa del sombrero
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http://www.hombresdemaiz.com.mx/proyectos.html, Arandas, Jalisco, MX
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Cool Temperate

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Casa del sombrero

Project Type

Urban, Residential

Project Summary

250 sqm2 house constructed with Superadobe

Project Description

This house was designed to be self-sustaining in terms of water, food and energy.
- It has a system of re biological greywater treatment that is capable of processing more than 2000 liters a day of contaminated water and soap, from sinks, showers, tubs, washing and cooking.
- Possess a food production system in development that can provide food for two people all year with more than 15 varieties of vegetables and some fruits such as strawberries, melon and watermelon in a system of bio-intensive growing beds with irrigation system drip (even in deployment).
- The construction is 7 times better insulated than conventional construction, making it cool in summer and warm in winter, also requires very little or almost no energy besides the sun to stay at optimal temperature.
- Is proof of earthquakes above 8 degrees Richter.
- The house has 4 Bedrooms: 2 primary and 2 secondary, 1 kitchen, cellar and store food, 2 bathrooms with tub and river stone finishes, living / dining room and gardens in a total of 250 m2 and 2000 m of land.
- During the day does not require artificial lighting as it has an orientation and design that harnesses the bio climate solar transit.
- The windows and the glass dome of the central dome are oriented way astronomical observatory that allows observation of the transit of certain stars and constellations.

PRICE:The cosntruccion had a cost less than $ 2000 pesos per square meter of building finishes, ELECTRICAL, HYDRAULIC SYSTEM RETREAT AND GREY WATER GARDENS BIO INTENSIVE.

Considering that conventional construction with brick and cement costs about $ 3500 pesos minimum in black work (without finishing, installations, annexes systems, etc..)
This represents a house resistentye 3 times, 6 times better insulated, more sustetable and not use cement or rod (in 96% of the construction material was used only stabilized clay minerals) and 10 times longer for less than 60 % of the cost of a social interest cosntrucción made with materials like drywall and secondhand materials.
This is possible thanks to the efficient system superadobe Cornmen applied in this home.


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