House in stone «skin» appeared in Germany





22.01.2011 09:00
In Germany (city of Augsburg), built an unusual house in many ways. The author of the project was Titus Bernhard. One of the tasks that the architect was a revolution of local poverty, which he completely failed.

The house has a small footprint: only 9 of 9 meters. However, construction has become the first in the history of housing, which is used in the construction of "gabion fronts." Prior to that gabions were used only in landscape architecture.

The new home of the gabions all the details of the facade, and even roofs. For the construction took about 365 metal baskets, and about 4 thousands of stones, total weight exceeds 22 tons.

Structurally resembles the decision device vodopropuskayuschey leather sheath made of gabion structures of concrete boxes. As a result, the water penetrates through the "stone skin, trickled down the most natural way. It does not require any special drainage and drainage structures. House receives a large thermal inertia, ensuring comfort and good energy conservation in winter and summer.

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