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The Bahia House is a Cool Design for a Hot Country

 - Apr 13, 2010
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The architectural concept of the Bahia House is something that should be employed anywhere where it gets oppressively hot, which is about 85% of the planet. Built in Salvador, Brazil, this home uses traditional building techniques to keep it cool during the summer season. All of the walls are comprised of sliding panels and the central feature of the home is the exposed patio, which promotes ventilation and cools the entire house down so that no AC is needed.

Created by studio mk27, the Bahia House is considered an ecological home, not because it features the latest in green technology, actually quite the opposite of that. The technical details of the house itself are quite simple, but it’s how it’s built that gives it the green status. Because it relies on natural cooling effects, this abode saves huge in the energy consumption department.