A Forest for a Moon Dazzler
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The region where the house is located experiences very high temperatures in the summer and heavy rain fall in the winter. In order to withstand both extreme conditions, the house has been built with two skins; a galvanised iron roof with large eaves, and a suspended ceiling and bamboo walls. Constant ventilation flows between these two skins, alleviating the heat in summer and dissipating the humidity in winter. The skins intersect at the point of the bamboo cone where hot air escapes via a “chimney effect” and natural light enters the property. Both modules are raised above the ground by two red polished concrete cubes which provide a buffer from the heat in the soil and protect the metal structure and interior from flooding.