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Home Insulated With Pumice Stone

Home Insulated With Pumice Stone

Advancements in technology and science have revolutionized architecture and construction, but often to the detriment of traditional building methods. Over the ages, cultures around the world developed construction methods that best fit the climate they live in, and perhaps it is time to go back to the basics. That’s exactly what architects Luis Velasco Roldan and Ángel Hevia Antuña from Ecuador thought. They designed a prototype of a home built using traditional methods once used in the area, and materials that were sourced locally. Their main goal is to explore the energy efficiency of building in a regionally relevant way. One of the reasons they embarked on this experiment was that buildings in this, and other South American countries that were built using modern construction methods and materials, such as concrete, steel sheets and fiber cement, have proven to offer pe...

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