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Compluvium House by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Compluvium House is a project designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos. The ancient Greeks, Etruscans and Romans implemented in their aristocratic residences a new architectural system known as compluvium, designed to divert rainwater into the impluvium. This structure, located in the heart of the domus, not only had an initial practical function of expelling smoke from internal fires, but also evolved to improve fundamental aspects such as natural lighting, room ventilation and the efficient accumulation of rainwater. Photography by Jesús Orrico.

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