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THE HOUSES IN THE SAND:

THE NAUTILUS

 

 

by Michele Leonardi architect ©

 

 

 

 

 

The Nautilus:

Spaces and functions "X" in the basement floors; "Y" spaces above ground, on the upper level, protected by a shell-shield. It's an almost classic scheme, always valid, but in this case it is not. Because transposing a certain form from nature to architecture in a literal way, rather than conceptual, never gives a good result. So: discarded hypothesis. 

On the other hand it's also true that the nautilus shell was sectioned into two parts, and then the two parts were shifted. Therefore there is the change. And it is also true that the external form of the shell-shield corresponds to the his internal form, ie it's not a fake. So, yes, it's not sculpture, but this is more scenography than real architecture. 

 

Other: sunscreens have a double surface: an external one is white, in order to reflect the solar radiation, while the internal one is black, so as not to transmit, reflect, visible light and infrared rays. In fact, note that the tents of the Berber nomads are dark, black, tinged with dark brown. So, in my opinion, it would be even better to have a double surface, white outside and black inside.

It's almost superfluous to add that the photovoltaic panels are placed on the roof, since the images should speak for themselves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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