House project Hydro Housedesigned by an American architectural studio Rael San Fratello Architects, represents a new type of housing for deserted and dehydrated regions. These innovative apartments are designed to create a favorable microclimate and regulate indoor temperatures.
The building provides for a sophisticated integrated system for collecting, storing, transporting and cooling water. An artificial pond integrated into the roof structure and a pond located in the courtyard are the main sources of water, providing conditions for a comfortable life for the inhabitants "/>
It is in the thick walls of the building that the rainwater collected by the roof is stored, cooling the building's body, as a buffer, "inhibiting" the effects of bright sunlight and softening the internal temperature. The light "shell" of the house also helps in reflecting unwanted daytime warmth.
The triangular pool is located in the courtyard of the building, surrounded by private rooms and common space. All rooms have a view of this artificial pond. A lighting system is installed on the roof and walls, distributing light evenly throughout the courtyard and around the building. The project also provides for a natural ventilation system.
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