16 Oct '15, 2pm

#Luiis_3x ] Green-roofed lightweight house proves the superiority of Ecuador’s traditional co... [ #Luispokel ]

Concrete footings and steel columns make up the foundation of the building and are topped with a wooden structure made from eucalyptus. The wooden frames and the horizontal and diagonal crossbeams that reinforce them are covered with 15-millimeter-thick plywood panels. Pumice stone was added to the construction while the ventilated exterior wall, built from Ecuador Laurel wood, and the green roof combine pumice stone and geotextile on double asphalt to create a completely waterproof envelope. Low-cost open-source monitoring systems were embedded in the architecture and provide temperature data for both the exterior and interior spaces.

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