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Infiniski Menta House / James & Mau

  • 01:00 - 31 July, 2012
Infiniski Menta House / James & Mau
Infiniski Menta House / James & Mau, © Luis Salazar
© Luis Salazar

© Luis Salazar © Luis Salazar © Luis Salazar © Luis Salazar +39

From the architect. The house of 100m2 is designed in the shape of a cube organized on one level, including a central living area with an open kitchen, 2 rooms and a common bathroom.

© Luis Salazar
© Luis Salazar

Located in the country side of the Tarragona Province, the project was thought of as a weekend house, which needed to be easy to use, efficient and which would take full advantage of its natural surroundings. The house was designed as a “living Box” which can be “opened”, “closed”, “switched on” “heated”, “cooled down” efficiently, easily and rapidly. The house is designed as a cube ‐ rational and functional ‐ where the transition between exterior and interior areas is as fluid as possible.

© Luis Salazar
© Luis Salazar

The façade system uses Corten Steel panels which create an eye‐catching contrast with its natural surroundings. The shutters play an important role both for the aesthetic value of the house and its energetic efficiency. The Shutters, which are completely integrated within the façade, use perforated panels of Corten Steel. The panels are perforated with the shape of Mint leaves which project luminous forms in the interior during day and in the exterior at night, a little like a “light box”. Those perforated shutters, when closed also work as a solar protector allowing air and light to pass through.

© Luis Salazar
© Luis Salazar

The project relies on a bioclimatic architecture adapting the form and positioning of the house to its energetic needs: natural ventilation, passive solar design, intelligent façade system, natural shades ect.

© Luis Salazar
© Luis Salazar

Instead of using shipping containers, Infiniski decided to use 4 prefabricated (inhouse) metal modules. The house uses 3 modules (ISO transport) which serve as structure. The walls are composed of an eco‐friendly insulation layer made of sheep wool, and cellulose panels. With the joint action of its bioclimatic design, the use of eco‐friendly building materials, the use of renewable energies ( in this case Biomass heating and solar panels) the house gains very high thermal efficiency and was recognized with the highest level of energetic efficiency (Certification A) by the Regional Institute of Energy ICAEN. This allows a reduction up to 60% of energetic consumption.

© Luis Salazar
© Luis Salazar

The house cost 100.000 Euros and was built in 3 months. 

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34 Comments

Maria Cortez · September 01, 2012

"The panels are perforated with the shape of Mint leaves"&lt;---YEAH RIGHT http://t.co/mSdV7rVd via

zoomstudio · August 03, 2012

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jbluff · August 03, 2012

This house features the best AD comments ever :D
Isn't it interesting, how the application of a symbol produces such fun in the commenting sphere? I love it! :D

Gack Flores · August 03, 2012

"The panels are perforated with the shape of Mint leaves"<---YEAH RIGHT http://t.co/1v1rRnNG via @archdaily

Bob Marley · August 03, 2012

The Stoners House, love it!

Giancarlo Vanoni · August 03, 2012

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Elena ? · August 03, 2012
charles boyd · August 03, 2012

an adult human being paid for this?

Spacer Nix · August 02, 2012

"This allows a reduction up to 60% of energetic consumption." and a 500% increase in Frito Lay consumption.

Spacer Nix · August 02, 2012

Not to be blunt about it, but it seems like a nice little joint. Seems quite like they hashed out the highest and best use for this pot, I mean plot.

Gideon Pieterse · April 21, 2015 07:39 AM

Best comment in the world///

GS · August 03, 2012 12:25 AM

Best comment!

Ruud Visser · August 02, 2012

Het &#39munt&#39-huis ergens in Spanje: http://t.co/D75oRbeh Zou de opdrachtgever het echt niet weten?

Multesimus · August 02, 2012

Gniffel > http://t.co/HrCup0oO Leuke decoratie, foutje?

Tim de Boer · August 02, 2012

Het &#39munt&#39-huis ergens in Spanje: http://t.co/D75oRbeh Zou de opdrachtgever het echt niet weten?

Zainab Gaafar · August 02, 2012

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Marian · August 02, 2012

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Equipo Infiniski · August 01, 2012

infiniski en ArchDaily http://t.co/Zyh91grQ

Adriana Is.a.bell · August 01, 2012

Me encanta, no tiene q verse como una casa para serlo http://t.co/BcEM94SU

Patrick · August 01, 2012

This is all you need http://t.co/TBFhsZbO

ingmar · August 01, 2012

"The house cost 100.000 Euros and was built in 3 months."
In reality the house could have cost 50.000 Euros and been finished in 2 months if it weren't for the builders always having munchies.

Thiago · August 01, 2012

"mint leaves" I see what you did there...

Lao Y · August 01, 2012

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Martin Dunne · August 01, 2012

Nice simple layout, wouldn't mind popping round for a cup of "tea"... Hmmmm Mint Tea...

MR GREEN · August 01, 2012

i love the ganja leaf. says this house is all about love and peace and snoop dogg is always invited. i'd put one on my house but too scared the cops will never stop knocking

Travel Writer · August 01, 2012

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Architects: James & Mau
Location: Reus, Spain... http://t.co/qLWbloy2 @archdaily

Equipo Infiniski · August 01, 2012

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Kyle · August 01, 2012

How do those at all in anyway resemble mint leaves? Upon first inspection i was confident that this was going to be a vacation home for Willie Nelson or Snoop Dogg. Hope this is the last time i see a marijuana leaf integrated into a project on this website!

????? · August 01, 2012

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Location: Reus, Spain
Project Year: 2011
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Project Year: 2011
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aaron angeles · August 01, 2012

lol ok. its a "weekend house," i get it. Not necessarily as much of a light box as it is a hot box.

riiiight · August 01, 2012

"mint Leaves" Hahahahaha

Randy · August 01, 2012 05:45 PM

Beat me to it, lol.

melon · August 01, 2012 05:32 PM

Ahahaha! You took the words right out of my mouth.

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