Modern Morerava Eco Cabins Sit Lightly on Easter Island | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World

January 24, 2011
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Modern Morerava Eco Cabins Sit Lightly on Easter Island | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World.

Modern Morerava Eco Cabins Sit Lightly on Easter Island

by Andrew Michler, 01/24/11

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The project celebrates sustainable design in a challenging environment where its impact can be the most beneficial. The cabins were built in on the Chilean mainland and placed on piers to eliminate the need for local resources and to protect the native vegetation. The piers’ placement was carefully planned to protect the floor system from moisture damage. Because of the moderate climate the cabins do not need insulation – this allows the lightweight, exposed scissor roof and walls to become the primary design element. The vertical board exterior and zinc steel roof maintain a rustic quality.

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