Mario Menendez

Mario Menendez

New York, NY, US


Sustainable House

The Sustainable House is conceived as a dynamic and changing architectural space.  Formally, its program is contained in a rectangular volume covered by an immense overhang surrounded by a generous amount of outdoor space.  A covered veranda wraps around the house providing its users a shaded and comfortable exterior space.  This is appropriate for Miami and tropical/subtropical climates alike as heavy rains and high temperatures are characteristics of these regions throughout the year.  The house encourages its occupants to expand the interior space and inhabit the exterior.  A green wall is introduced in the south facade thus protecting the house from heavy solar radiation throughout most of the day while allowing for a subtle passage of natural light.  The house uses renewable resources in the form of solar photovoltaics to meet its electrical demand.

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Status: School Project
Location: Miami, FL