Reef House Natural Building System
Natural Building System
The project proposes to go further, renewing vernacular architecture techniques merging new building systems made from natural resources which seek to combine the comfort, innovation and simplicity by using Sea-crete a material made of petrified sea salt similar to a coral reef which is abundant and free.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
It is a low-cost housing because of the use of materials that come from the region, implementing a new construction system of simple assembly. It is Ideal because it tackles current needs and a future outlook to meet individual and family needs. The building project is characterized by a quick and easy mounting in three days because everything is modular the structure, coatings and finishes. This is a good option for permanent relocation of families who were affected by natural disasters.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Panels were used to generate the spaces of the room and bathroom.
Furniture from the same material, characterized by its minimalism.
Both ends of the house have panoramic views one can appreciate the beach landscape alongside curtains and blinds. The House would be about 23m2 built. In sets of 8 houses these houses can be integrate into a system that draws water directly from the sea to be desalinated through a passive solar system.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in January 2015 in Mexico and finished in may 2015 Mexico
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
A workshop is built near the sea in which molds of the panels are immersed these are connected to a power source which petrifies the salt and carbon, once the panel is manufactured it is finished and are placed in 2.8 x 2.8 containers for transportation. Low power generated by use of photovoltaic panels, water recycling systems, water heating by sustainable means, liner with air chambers to insulate walls and indoor temperature, a sustainable toilet based on holding chambers and LEED Illumination.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Construction system generated from a structure based on modular panels generated from Sea Crete allows us several possibilities of projects, from an austere isolated house, tourist projects, and housing complexes. The project takes advantage of a system of 8 cm recycled coated metal tubes frames for the base of the module and a modular system of Slabs.
Low Cost Housing, Sea-crete, Reef House, Natural Building System, 111 ARQ, Sustainability, Beach House, Modular
Since the construction industry is responsible for 70% of global pollution, and in coastal cities the growth of hotel projects has pushed housing areas to the slopes of the hills, areas which are difficult to provide basic services. Moreover, the materials that come from other regions raise their cost. These facts made us consider a project in which low cost and sustainable techniques are at its core.
Seeks to have sustainable housing as much as possible, because of the simplicity of the construction process is capable to be built by people without prior knowledge. It is a challenge, which sought to implement the technology Sea-Crete bringing it to a level of simplicity thanks to a modular and economic proposal seeking greater flexibility at the lowest cost. 8000 usd per house. Housing facilities are equipped with hot water through a sustainable system by means of a grid of black pipes.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Image #1: Architect Israel Lara, Reef House, 2015
Image #2: Architect Israel Lara, Reef House, 2015
Image #3: Architect Israel Lara, Reef House, 2015
Image #4: Architect Israel Lara, Reef House, 2015
Image #5: Architect Israel Lara, Reef House, 2015
Video Credits: Architect Israel Lara, Reef House, 2015. Music composer: Isabel, La amenaza de Shiva, unknown. license to use TONOPRO Music N° AN-201500000366
Copyrights belong to Lara Ramos Israel. May 2015.