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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
27/08/2018

Miró Rivera Architects, Hill Country House in Wimberley (Texas)

 
This building was conceived as a prototype for a sustainable rural community. The Texan firm in charge of the project, headed by Juan Miró of Spain and Miguel Rivera from Puerto Rico, sought to design flexible spaces that could equally accommodate community events and family gatherings, and that would be self-reliant in energy terms. The country house has a geothermal installation buried under it, a system for collecting water, and solar panels. Mirroring the rise and wall of the surrounding hills, it is characterized by a succession of volumes with gabled roofs that are linked by a central spine. The public and the private spaces are placed at opposite ends, as in the traditional typology of the ‘shotgun house.’ The cladding is an alternation of corrugated white metal and warm cypress wood.
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