This Sustainable Resource Home Blends with Natural Surroundings

By: Gurveer Brah - Aug 17, 2015
References: marinavellarquitecta & worldarchitecturenews
When a natural landscape is already captivating, it becomes the architect's job to develop a property that accentuates it and that's exactly what was accomplished with this sustainable resource home.

The 'Chontay House' was developed by Lima-based architect, Marina Vella, who made a conscious decision to integrate the space with nature. The rustic-looking home near the Andes Mountains in Peru takes advantage of its gorgeous surroundings and added to the landscape with a design that blends and successfully highlights its environment.

The sustainable resource home used materials such as stone, wood, and clay, along with using traditional building techniques that are locally used. Every aspect of the home used locally available natural resources extensively in order to maintain the rustic theme throughout the entire home.