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Cost-Effective Stacked Homes

BHY Arquitectos Focused on Energy Efficiency for Casa Lucia

— May 17, 2018 — Eco
Argentina-based firm BHY Arquitectos focused on making smart decisions that will lead to long-term savings for this stacked home on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Casa Lucia embodies a crisp and geometry-inspired exterior. The structure is situated on a waterfront site in Puertos Escobar. The location is leveled, with no immediate shelter. As a result, the summers are really hot and the winters are unforgiving.

The architectural firm implemented "several passive strategies" in the design of the stacked home to "help reduce the need for air conditioning during the summer and heating during the winter." For example, the entirety of the house was painted crisp white, in order for solar energy to be reflected and redirected, while the positioning of the glazed windows was intended to optimize natural light and ventilation.

Photo Credits: Fernando Schapochnik
Trend Themes
1. Cost-effective Energy Efficient Homes - Designing homes with passive strategies and renewable energy sources to reduce dependence on air conditioning and heating systems.
2. Sustainable Architecture - Implementing renewable materials and energy-efficient systems in the design of buildings and homes.
3. Passive Cooling and Ventilation Systems - Incorporating natural light and ventilation strategies in the design of buildings to minimize energy consumption.
Industry Implications
1. Green Building and Construction - Innovative firms in the green building and construction industry can develop architectural designs that leverage passive energy strategies to increase energy efficiency.
2. Renewable Energy - Renewable energy companies can partner with architecture and construction firms to install energy-efficient systems for buildings and homes.
3. Smart Home Technology - Incorporating passive cooling and ventilation systems with smart home technology presents an opportunity for technology companies to work alongside architecture and construction firms to develop eco-friendly homes.
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