Rambla Climate-House lands on a Spanish ravine to repair its forest ecosystem

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

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