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Year of Completion
Cold Desert Climate (BWk)
Exterior, Interior, Structure
Material and its Properties
Concrete with locally mined aggregates not only provide the building a color that is similar to that of the locale, but also provide veranda spaces to cool hotel rooms during the day, and heat for the cold desert nights by concrete’s inherent high thermal retaining properties.
Concrete's high diurnal thermo storage property allows heat absorbed from sunlight to radiate to the interior at night.
Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos, "Hornitos Hotel" (2012). Building Case Studies. 295.