The House Mecano by ROBLESARQ Features Easy Airflow

By: Jamie Danielle Munro - May 22, 2014
References: roblesarq & contemporist
With Costa Rica being extremely hot at most times of the year, ROBLESARQ Architecture firm wanted to build a structure that would work with this heat instead of trapping it inside. The result is a natural airflow structure that ensures the house stays cool throughout the year.

According to The Contemporist, "the concept of the residence arises in the use of passive strategies through bioclimatic design in synergy with an automation system that controls the appropriate levels of natural ventilation through open window systems and a pulley system that alter the position and inclination of the eaves manually, promoting thermal comfort and indoor air quality." This method makes the most of the natural design of the house, while making sure it doesn't cost a fortune to keep it cool.