27 Feb '13, 7am

Conservatory House Built to Replicate the Design and Functionality of a Tree

Conservatory House Built to Replicate the Design and Functionality of a Tree

This Conservatory House in Bulgaria by Ignatov Architects was designed to host small music events and house a large flower conservatory. It was built on the site of an old sand quarry for neighboring villages, which was later turned into an eroded waste dump. The home fits into an existing quarry pit, providing a compact structure that fills the void without obstructing on the natural surroundings. The music room and conservatory are located on top of the home, minimizing the building’s footprint while soaking up plenty of sunlight and gorgeous views. The rooftop conservatory also works as a great insulator, minimizing the home’s footprint along with a geothermal system for heating and cooling. Solar vacuum tubes integrated into the roof provide hot water, and a bio-active wastewater treatment unit turns waste into irrigation water and compost. There is not much cultivated...

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2013/02/conservatory-house-bui...

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