Iceland meets Tropics

2013-07-26 17.31.48So it is! You have read correctly. How can Icelandic recyclable architecture be applied in the tropics? How can you select construction materials in the tropics being inspired on such a different context?

On my recent  trip to Iceland, this wall in Reykjavick called my attention specially because it is made of  wooden pallettes.The tropical application would be very simple. You basically need to take the remains from hard wood structural sections, add cross ventilation and a great joint . Of course this works with a great natural sealant or wax ( bees wax or penofin) , plus wide overhangs that protect it from sun and rain.

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