As it does everywhere, suburban development in Molina de Segura, in the Murcia region of eastern Spain, flattens topography and destabilizes environments. Enter the Rambla Climate-House, designed by Office for Political Innovation (OFFPOLINN), which in its small way stages an act of ecological resistance.
Perched on a rambla (ravine), the tent-like structure circles its wagons around a planted void. The modest three-bedroom house collects, filters, and stores its graywater, which is then sprayed, via sensor-controlled misters installed in a “crown,” onto the landscape when the humidity drops. Hot water comes from a rooftop coil, and in the summer inhabitants—a family of four humans, as well as cats and rabbits—cool off through contact with a marble walkway. (The residence has no air-conditioning.) Rather than “invisibilize” its systems, the home puts them on display.
Read more about the Rambla Climate-House at aninteriormag.com.