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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.
Here and Now: Housing Competition
Coober Pedy, Australia
Rhinoceros3D, V-Ray, Photoshop, Illustrator
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