D U N E S
THE HOUSES IN THE SAND: THE NAUTILUS
by Michele Leonardi architect © August 2019
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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