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Like Many Other Houses in Chile, the CBI House is Surrounded by Plant Life

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Jun 2, 2014 • References: sggb.cl and design-milk
The CBI House, like many houses in Chile, faced a big problem with thermal optimization. Designed by SGGB Architects, the house is spread out over three floors and the home is built within a clearing on a plot of land with ample vegetation.

The clearing has a 15% slope and has much less plant life so it's the perfect spot to build the house, also making way for the most amount of natural light. There are many trees around it, where another requirement is to maximize the natural light so there are wide openings to let the light pour in. They also made a point to do as little to impact the earth as possible, which is why they chose the spot they did.