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Repurposed Cargotecture Dwellings Keep Naturally Cool in Costa Rica

from Inhabitat

An environmentally conscious family tapped DAO and Re Arquitectura to design a home expansion project with low landscape impact. In response, the architecture firms created Franceschi Container Houses, a series of cargotecture apartments to independently house the family's three sons. Located in Santa Ana west of Costa Rica's capital, the repurposed shipping container dwellings make use of passive climate control, solar water heaters, and recycled materials to minimize waste and energy demands. more

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