Thursday, 25 Nov, 2010 Environment

Mayan-Style Sustainable Building from Laboratory of Architecture


The Laboratory for Architecture, an institution that has the goal helping clients develop a greener future, has recently presented a design of a sustainable building, the design of which resembles the famous Mayan pyramids.

The structure located in the city of Merida, Mexico, includes both residential and office spaces. It is worth mentioning that Merida is the largest city found in the Yucatan Peninsula.

The building was developed in a way to increase the facade per square foot for each dwelling. A number of green features allow the structure to cut the level of power used.

Due to the stepped-back terraces, the vegetation lining every floor receives all the sunlight it needs.

The level of water consumption and energy are also reduced thanks to rainwater capturing system and solar panels respectively, reports World Architecture News.

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