by Gerry Mak in Architecture on Friday 23 April 2010

The temperature extremes in Mongolia are quiet dramatic, so it’s the perfect testing ground for this house, designed by *multiplicities, which features an inner plaster and white quartz structure that bounces light and keeps air flowing through the interior, as well as a protective black brick “skin” that absorbs heat from the sun, keeping
the house warm at night while shielding it from the direct solar rays. The house features a pool and sauna that can be set to overflow on a seasonal basis to provide humidity during the dry seasons, as well as terraced indoor gardens.