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Beach House With 'Two Skins' Keeps Home Cool All Summer

By Brian Spaen

A Chilean beach house provides comfort all year around while allowing guests to enjoy the amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. Architect firm Veronica Arcos achieved this with the “Two Skins House,” which stabilizes temperatures with two insulated layers. The minimalist home offers plenty of sunlight throughout the day and is created to mesh with the landscape around it.

The angular home located 111 miles north of Santiago, Chile, is made entirely out of wood. Pine walls contain the insulation by mineral wool, and they’re coated with zinc to keep humidity from building up. Its second layer creates a cross-ventilation system so the home can remain cool and comfortable during the summer months. 

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