Half buried house in Mexico profits from soil’s thermal mass
In desertlike regions temperatures often go to extremes, with differences between daytime and nighttime of about 20-30 degrees Celsius. This is the case with this golf club community house in Chihuahua, northern Mexico. To take advantage of the soil’s thermal mass and reduce temperature variations, the architects ofÂ PRODUCTORA partially buried its 375 sq.m. into the ground. Thus, the soil absorbs heat during the day, and gives it off at night. Besides, buried into the mountain slope, with its patios and slanted roof, the house looks marvelous, just like a natural extension of ground itself.