Remember Legos? A House Built using a Lego-Like System

April 23, 2013

Casa Pentimento

Casa Pentimento, located in Ecuador, was designed by architects Jose María Sáez and David Barragán. This prefab home uses 900 LEGO-like, pre-cast, concrete blocks. The 40-inch-long locks are layered, one side creates a flat wall and the other side is notched, creating built-ins, such as shelves, planters, stairs, fences and walls.

By filling in the gaps between the blocks or leaving them open to the outdoors, the designers have created multiple micro-climates which in turn regulate the humidity and temperature levels inside the home, a very successful design for humid regions like Ecuador.

To see more images and read the full article, click here: Casa Pentimento: Prefab Ecuadorian House Made from 900 LEGO-Like Concrete Blocks” by Lidija Grozdani for Inhabitat

Date: Apr 23, 2013 Posted in: Blog Green Building Tags: design, green, sustainability

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