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THE HOUSES INSIDE THE SAND

 

 

by Michele Leonardi architect ©

 

 

 

 

 

 

Example of cover-up 

 

from the natural world

 

 

 

MOVING

from the natural to the artificial world - the natural world created by man -, what is the advantage for a building?

A first conceptual benefit is the invisibility one, but this does not interest us.

 

 

THE OTHER

very important practical advantage is the daytime cooling and night heating  (in the desert, at night the air temperature drops considerably). That is the thermal insulation and the damping of daily and seasonal temperature changes, thanks to the mass of sand placed over the structure of the house. We are talking about bioclimatic architecture.

In other words, in the desert: we can use the sand as a shield, compared to solar radiation and atmospheric air temperature.  Is what many little animals of desert do when they hide in the sand to escape the heat.

So, if we think of the Kalahari Desert in South Africa, we do not consider antelopes and elephants ...

 

 

 

u n d e r   c o n s t r u c t i o n   p a g e

 

maybe ... the day of after, the year of never

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Even the longest journey begins with a first step! Systemic Habitats is online since the 18th of May 2012. This website was created to publish online my ebook "Towards another habitat" on the contemporary architecture and urbanism. Later many other contents were added. For their direct or indirect contribution to its realisation, we would like to thank: Roberto Vacca, Marco Pizzuti, Fiorenzo and Raffaella Zampieri, Antonella Todeschini, All the Amici di Marco Todeschini, Ecaterina Bagrin, Stefania Ciocchetti, Marcello Leonardi, Joseph Davidovits, Frédéric Davidovits, Rossella Sinisi, Pasquale Cascella, Carlo Cesana, Filippo Schiavetti Arcangeli, Laura Pane, Antonio Montemiglio, Patrizia Piras, Bruno Nicola Rapisarda, Ruberto Ruberti, Marco Cicconcelli, Ezio Prato, Sveva Labriola, Rosario Francalanza, Giacinto Sabellotti, All the Amici di Gigi, Ruth and Ricky Meghiddo, Natalie Edwards, Rafael Schmitd, Nicola Romano, Sergio Bianchi, Cesare Rocchi, Henri Bertand, Philippe Salgarolo, Paolo Piva, Norbert Trenkle, Gaetano Giuseppe Magro, Carlo Blangiforti, Mario Ludovico, Riccardo Viola, Giulio Peruzzi, Ahmed Elgazzar, and last but not least the kind Staff of 1&1. M.L.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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M.L.