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Roof garden crowns greenery-filled concrete home

Roof garden crowns greenery-fi...
The MeMo House's unfinished concrete is softened with greenery and wood
The MeMo House's unfinished concrete is softened with greenery and wood
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The MeMo House was completed in 2016
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The MeMo House was completed in 2016
The MeMo House's first floor features large operable wooden shutters
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The MeMo House's first floor features large operable wooden shutters
The MeMo House was designed by Bam! Arquitectura
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The MeMo House was designed by Bam! Arquitectura
The MeMo House is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
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The MeMo House is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
One of the MeMo House's bedrooms
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One of the MeMo House's bedrooms
The MeMo House is squeezed into an awkward plot
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The MeMo House is squeezed into an awkward plot
The MeMo House's unfinished concrete interior is softened with greenery and soft wood
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The MeMo House's unfinished concrete interior is softened with greenery and soft wood
The MeMo House's ground floor includes this dining area, which can be opened to the outside
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The MeMo House's ground floor includes this dining area, which can be opened to the outside
The MeMo House was designed by Bam! Arquitectura
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The MeMo House was designed by Bam! Arquitectura
In a nice touch, the MeMo House's gate was made from leftover materials 
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In a nice touch, the MeMo House's gate was made from leftover materials 
The MeMo House's ramps and steps lead to the roof
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The MeMo House's ramps and steps lead to the roof
The MeMo House's fire pit
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The MeMo House's fire pit
The MeMo House has a total floorspace of 215 sq m (2,314 sq ft)
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The MeMo House has a total floorspace of 215 sq m (2,314 sq ft)
The MeMo House lit up at night
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The MeMo House lit up at night
MeMo House's kitchen
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MeMo House's kitchen
MeMo House's unfinished concrete is softened with greenery 
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MeMo House's unfinished concrete is softened with greenery 
MeMo House's kitchen
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MeMo House's kitchen
Probably not the kind of staircase you want kids running up and down but it looks great
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Probably not the kind of staircase you want kids running up and down but it looks great
The MeMo House's unfinished concrete is softened with greenery and wood
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The MeMo House's unfinished concrete is softened with greenery and wood
MeMo House's living room opens onto the garden
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MeMo House's living room opens onto the garden
The MeMo House is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
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The MeMo House is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina

We're suckers for a well-made concrete home here at New Atlas and the MeMo House definitely fits the bill. Bam! Arquitectura responded to a green-fingered client's wishes for maximum garden space in a cramped plot by installing a green roof and large plant-covered ramps. The home also boasts some sustainable design, including solar power and rainwater collection.

The MeMo House is shoehorned into a relatively narrow plot between buildings in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and comprises 215 sq m (2,314 sq ft) of usable floorspace. The first floor includes a kitchen, living room, and dining room, while going upstairs reveals three bedrooms and a like number of bathrooms. The rooftop terrace can also be reached using the ramps and stairs.

The interior decor looks fantastic, providing you're a big fan of exposed concrete. If not, you probably won't find much to like here, even if the effect is softened by the greenery and use of wood.

The home opens up to the outside with multiple sliding doors and windows and their placement has been carefully calculated to promote cross-ventilation, minimizing air-conditioner needs. The first floor also features large operable wooden shutters.

The MeMo House has a total floorspace of 215 sq m (2,314 sq ft)
The MeMo House has a total floorspace of 215 sq m (2,314 sq ft)

Plenty of thought clearly went into making MeMo House energy-efficient. The use of reinforced concrete ensures low maintenance and provides excellent thermal mass (that is, it won't heat up much in the sun). Bam! Arquitectura also says that the interior of the MeMo House gets an equal amount of daylight throughout, cutting down on the need for electric lighting during the day.

In addition, rainwater is collected and stored in a tank for irrigation use, while the large roof-based solar panels reduce the home's grid-based electricity use, as well as providing hot water. In a nice touch, the residence's gate was made from leftover materials, and all biodegradable waste produced during the build was composted.

The MeMo House was completed in 2016.

Source: Bam! Arquitectura

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