Italian architect-engineer Gianluca Santosuosso has come up with some really impressive blueprints of an energy-efficient Peruvian house that considers wind as the most important parameter of the entire construction. The base geometry of the house is organized in order to maximize the wind flow and consequently the natural ventilation inside the building. Several house volumes (bedroom and bathroom, kitchen, swimming poll, etc.) sit atop some small artificial dunes that work as thermal mass for regulating the incoming air temperature. Dubbed the DUNEhouse, the country beach house makes profuse use of reinforced and insulated concrete shells.
The second parameter evaluated is the view exposition of the house toward the sea. The house will grow as an artificial organism. A covering envelope composed of different soil bubbles works as a green wall where the plants are able to grow and consequently regulate the microclimate surrounding the house. As it takes advantage from the natural resources, the shell of the house seems to melt with the ground (starting from the level 0.00 with an artificial dune and transforming in spheres of soil, seeds and natural fabric). The system allows using as much the thermal inertia as possible to save energy for the cooling heating system.
[Thanks for the tip, Gianluca Santosuosso]