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2016 Tropik Works / VOID opdSave this projectSaveTropik Works / VOID opd Manufacturers: Big Ass Fans, Acor, LumosDeveloper:Greenenergy Architect In Charge:Tropik WorksCountry:Costa RicaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)WindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsText description provided by the architects. Tropik Work, the first off-grid residence in Costa Rica, was born out of the investigation of a new way of life rather than a traditional architectonic response. In wanting to establish a balance with the environment, we reimagined the concept of housing, creating an adaptable and malleable solution that grows with time in harmony with nature. We firmly believe that the consumption of renewable energies promotes technological development, as part of the new efficient economic model that is established as an engine of growth and employment. At the same time, these renewable energies are part of the vision promoted by our country to become carbon neutral by the year 2021. If we consider that construction is one of the primary contributors of CO2 emissions, we are forced to assume this challenge and establish the parameters for a new sustainable development.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerEverything is planned to take only what is necessary, through passive systems that are adapted to different configurations and to each of the living areas present in our country. We have based ourselves on three fundamental principles: efficiency, double functionality and maintaining a closed cycle, where each of these principles is materialized in the architecture.Efficiency is established through a prefabricated system that is later put together on site. This allows shortened execution times and reduces the cost of construction, as well as the direct impact over the terrain. The double functionality is reached as the architecture is conceived to fulfill and resolve a specific climatic parameter. Maintaining a closed cycle is achieved through the reutilization of resources, energy, water and food, that are integrated to each other through an organizational system that revolves around an elevated central patio, defining the unit as a living component that breathes from its interior. This organizational system at the same time allows a double relation with nature, since the inhabitable spaces are contained within a natural space.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerThe crossed ventilation, prefabrication, the extraction and induction system which passively takes advantage of the air currents and thermal differences, the reutilization of water for food production and the solar radiation protection, as well as the captured energy stored in a comprehensive system of solar panels strategically positioned to take advantage of energetic performance, are part of the basic strategies which allow us to be an independent, 100% sustainable off-grid system.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerProject gallerySee allShow lessShould Airbnb Help Save This High-Tech Gem?ArticlesHollwich Kushner Unveils Plans for Mixed-Use Business District in MunichUnbuilt Project Share Costa Rica CopyAbout this officeVOID opdOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCosta RicaPublished on April 14, 2017Cite: “Tropik Works / VOID opd” 14 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.