2020

CAVE HOUSE

House for the 21st Century

Frequently overshadowed by the primitive hut, the cave typology has been largely unexplored in architectural discourse due to the lack of architectonic qualities. The Australian town of Coober Pedy, “the opal capital of the world”, is also internationally known for its peculiar vernacular housing tradition. The Cave House acts as a dwelling for two NASA scientists, a botanist and an aeronautical engineer, and their children, who are relocating to the outback for research work.

CONTEXT

Here and Now: Housing Competition

 

LOCATION

Coober Pedy, Australia

 

SOFTWARE

Rhinoceros3D, V-Ray, Photoshop, Illustrator

 

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