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Undulating Concrete Abodes

This Concrete House Embraces the Surrounding Hilly Landscape

— February 1, 2014 — Art & Design
N+B architects embraced the challenge of constructing the 'New House,' a concrete house situated on a slope. Despite its difficulties, the precarious location allows the home to better embrace the landscape.

The front of the home is made up of Corten steel sheets, layered for a more optically interesting effect. In fact, the entire home is comprised of an undulating sequence of frames. To combat the potential problem of overheating, the facade is constructed with a rotation system to filter out the sun and enhance privacy, as well as optimize for sun breezes.

The end result is a home that embraces the unconventional in terms of material, arrangement and location, making it truly unique.
Trend Themes
1. Sustainable Architecture - The use of unconventional materials and integrated sustainability features presents opportunities for architects to design environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient homes.
2. Responsive Building Facades - The rotation system used in the home's facade provides an innovative solution for optimizing natural light, privacy, and temperature control, paving the way for new approaches to responsive building facades.
3. Integration of Landscape - Designing homes that embrace the surrounding landscape and work with existing geographical features opens up possibilities for creating harmonious living spaces that blend with nature.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Architects can explore new design techniques and materials to create unique and visually appealing structures that cater to clients' desires for innovative living spaces.
2. Construction - Incorporating rotating facade systems and unconventional materials in construction projects can revolutionize the building industry, offering enhanced functionality and aesthetics.
3. Sustainability - The integration of sustainable features in buildings allows the sustainability industry to further develop and promote eco-friendly solutions for the built environment.
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