Eden, as we began to call it, will use the river and the breeze for evaporative cooling in the Dry season, and the wind generated electricity for de-humidification in the Wet season.
The first project, a condo/ rental unit, required a minimum surface area swept by evaporating moisture for the wick-cooling effect. Not one to waste visual effects- we used waterfalls and an invisible-edge spillway pool for the sources.
The stack-effect double Enertia® wall was moved to the West to make use of, and divert, the breeze coming from the East. The design, although ultra modern in energy and layout, still has the Central American “pre-columbian” look, and is not out-of-place in the jungle.