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The Wall house explores the concept of a house that is able to ‘breathe’ 24/7 by itself via ‘breathing walls’. Developed by Creative Architects, the concept comes as a response to published scientific research indicating that indoor air quality is worse than outdoor air quality.
The house itself is made of eight separate spaces surrounded by ordinary walls. These eight blocks are interspersed and intersect at a common space, which is formed from breathing walls.
The breathing walls are made up of two components. The first component is an open wall system to buffer against the outside environment. A protective shell is made of hollow bricks that are lined up in the opposite direction with the conventional method of construction. This arrangement allows the hollow bricks to circulate fresh air and natural light into the house.
The second component - or layer - is a garden space, which mitigates the negative impact of the external environment on the interior living spaces.
These two layers of protection are equivalent to a normal wall but ensure air, light circulation, and breathability.