Biophilia was first introduced to the world by Edward O. Wilson in his book, Biophilia. Wilson defined the idea as “the urge to affiliate with other forms of life.” Also called BET, biophilia is a hypothesis that humans have an innate tendency to seek out connections with nature and other lifeforms.
Abode Arq openly subscribes to this philosophy and uses it as a groundwork for their projects. They also emphasize sustainability. Their latest project, Casa Delta, is a reflection of these two philosophies and commitments.
Casa Delta is located in San Isidro, Buenos Aires, and lies next to the Rio de la Plata River. A two-story home, Casa Delta is completely surrounded by nature. Vegetation isn’t just limited to the sides of the home, however. It’s also a prominent feature on the roof and balcony. Being inside doesn’t necessarily cut you off from nature either, as large bay windows and glass walls give you stunning views of the natural world that lies just outside.
On the sustainability side, the house is constructed of waterproof dark wood.