GRAY No. 28

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architecture: FabrikG interiors: Mar Studio Design construction: Álvaro Villaseñor

Sited within a palm grove just outside San José del Cabo, Mexico, Acre assumes unexpectedly contemporary form with its rammed-earth walls, created onsite from sand and soil. “We perform bioclimatic architecture and focus on the carbon footprint of each of our projects,” says Gonzalo Elizarraras, principal architect at FabrikG, the firm spearheading Acre’s design process. “Rammed earth is the most cost-effective technique in this area: earth, sand, and rocks are the main local supplies.” The freestanding walls provide natural passive solar cooling by encouraging cross-ventilation throughout the open-air dining space and insulating enclosed areas. »


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