Healthy Cosmos

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Chilean de­sign firm SAA ar­qui­tec­tura + ter­ri­to­rio, de­signed a small health clinic for the com­mu­nity—a rather dif­fi­cult task given the hard-to-reach lo­ca­tion and ab­sence of read­ily avail­able potable wa­ter and elec­tric­ity. Thus the build­ing was equipped with so­lar pan­els and pre­fab­ri­cated off­site to re­duce con­struc­tion time to just seven days. A sup­port shed for the ru­ral health clinic in­cludes pho­to­voltaic pan­els that power the light­ing and charg­ing equip­ment, a wa­ter tank and drain, as well as a small stor­age space. One half of the build­ing houses a wait­ing room and med­i­cal room and is mostly opaque, save for a few small square win­dows, to pre­serve pri­vacy. In con­trast, the other half of the build­ing is com­pletely open on one side and func­tions as a ter­race. A slat­ted black so­lar screen was in­stalled on the ocean-fac­ing façade of the build­ing. The clinic’s sim­ple de­sign is con­ducive to easy dis­as­sem­bly and re­lo­ca­tion.

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