How Technology Will Ensure a Green Future of Architecture

How Technology Will Ensure a Green Future of Architecture

How Technology Will Ensure a Green Future of Architecture.

Building integrated photovoltaics

Building integrated photovoltaics

Needs of the future

Key figures show that among the main industries, sectors of the industries of construction and automotive industries account for most of our use of fossil fuels, thus alluding to the high carbon emissions. In fact, according to data of 2009, housing in the UK involves 30 percent of the total carbon footprint of industry. With regard to this negative trend, our approach should look like before modern architecture to integrate energy efficiency as the main criterion. And, beyond the novelty of the approach, we collectively and positively influence consumer angles of simplicity, comfort and profitability.

The role of technology

As mentioned earlier, when it comes to the field of contemporary ecological architecture, the space field determines the intelligent use of certain energy-efficient technologies for enhanced user comfort. Moreover, even beyond the scale of structures, such systems are directly effective low carbon natural that our construction industry must follow, for better and sustainable future for future generations of mankind.

a. Building integrated photovoltaics

Building Integrated Photovoltaic or BIPV refers to the flexibility of modern architecture. The practice involves the integration of solar components captured in a structure, when the building is preliminary conceptual phase. In fact, the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of the collective system in general is quite obvious from the commercial value of the industry is expected to grow to $ 8.2 billion in 2015.

b. Micro wind turbines

Micro wind turbines

Micro wind turbines

Wind power can be seen at the head of the pantheon of renewable energy, with its capacity of 193 gigawatts lift. However, in the right order to reach more consumers, some technologies require facilities of micro wind turbines, especially when it comes to off-grid rural areas. Speaking at a micro level, such projects can have an interesting impact in the case of low carbon, vernacular architectural structures.

c. Eco green building materials

Eco friendly building materials

Eco friendly building materials

The ecological architecture not only requires the application of sustainable energy systems and techniques, but must also cover the important aspect of efficient building materials. In this sense, contemporary architects have successfully adopted many effective but easily available materials, including shipping containers, recycled steel, glass cloth, bamboo, cardboard, plywood, hardwood, and even plexiglass.

d. Parking construction repair materials

Self repairing building materials

Self repairing building materials

Scenario that involves more technology, scientists have identified two possible self-repairing polymer building materials such as adhesives and thermal encapsulation. In fact, the first question mentioned causes the secretion of the adhesive with a catalyst, to fill the structure affected by the cracks. In addition, researchers are also trying to expand practice more self generating resistant building materials in the future.

e. Ecological paints

Eco friendly paints

Eco friendly paints

The complex composition of conventional paints cover more than 10,000 chemicals. However, beyond visual range and sweetness, which can potentially pose a risk to health than an irritation of the eyes, nose, skin and even the throat, causing dizziness and nausea. In these adverse conditions, ecological paints a time when the fair solution to composition with less than 250 chemicals. In fact 98 percent of these components from natural sources such as citrus peel extracts, essential oils, seed oils, tree resins and even beeswax and trees.

f. Sustainable insulation systems

Sustainable insulation systems

Sustainable insulation systems

Climate and noise reduction is an important component of any architecture passive technique, which is directly related to usability optimized. In this sense, is of great importance for the sustainable use and low cost of insulation systems that protects you from outside influences. In fact, according to some statistics, effective insulation can reduce up to 30 percent of heating energy costs. And fortunately, some innovative designs are in this area, including polystyrene, wool and even mushrooms based insulation systems.

g. Energy saving systems and water

Energy and water saving systems

Energy and water saving systems

In modern times, we find a series of ingenious architectural designs that address both energy systems and water saving, such as rainwater collection, LED devices, cooling and natural ventilation mechanisms. In most cases, these systems are designed at regional level, giving greater flexibility and freedom to the design and the user. More importantly, the technologies used in the scenarios of this type tend to be simplistic, making them more accessible and easy to install.

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MEI Architecture’s Block 11 is Cultural and Eco-Conscious

MEI Architecture’s Block 11 is Cultural and Eco-Conscious

MEI Architecture fuses an eco friendly design with culture for ‘Block 11’. Modern architecture is very different from that followed for centuries. The existing buildings incorporate a number of clean lines with a minimalist approach. It also takes into account the importance of using building materials environmentally friendly. If you look closely you will notice that several modern settlements are vented solar roof gardens and large windows that are strategically placed to facilitate the movement of wind and natural lighting. So what about the old and new? Well, get ready to discover the architecture MEI with garage located in Almere, Netherlands.

MEI Architecture's Block 11

MEI Architecture's Block 11

The architects chose to combine the practice of modern architecture designs prevalent centuries ago. The result is an interesting piece of work that has attracted the admiration of many sectors. At first glance, you will think you’ve stumbled upon a structure that dates from the time of the pharaohs of Egypt.However, close examination reveals that this is a building that incorporated native image in the province of Flevoland in the Netherlands, including birds, garden gnomes and windmills.

The garage called Block 11 is part of the expansion plans of Almere Buiten. It has a parking capacity for 413 vehicles, and incorporates many natural elements in their construction. In addition to images designed in the front, what is interesting is perforated panels used to build this innovative garage. The panels are stretched by a technique commonly used in the automotive industry. The result is a front semi-transparent, wherein the perforations to facilitate ventilation and the entry of natural light.

Gallery of MEI Architecture’s Block 11

MEI Architecture fuses an eco friendly design with culture for ‘Block 11’

The unique architecture of the building creates the illusion of an open space especially at night, where foreigners can look through the panels. The exterior walls also include holders of plants not usually seen in these facilities. MEI innovative design architecture has been praised for its combination of environment and aesthetics, and we only wish more architects come up with ideas that surprising.

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Tomioka Station: New Modern Look Architecture

Tomioka Station: New Modern Look Architecture

Tomioka station as designed by Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan for MisoSoup Design Competition offers a very attractive and modern architecture of the station. Tomioka station is essentially supposed to be the gateway to the Tomioka Silk Factory ancient legend, which may soon become a World Heritage site, and this awesome design do justice to the reputation of the silk factory and show than worthy of its name. Modernist design Tomioka Station is a stark contrast to the silk factory, but its functionality and features green would be appropriate so it is merged with the historic environment.

Tomioka Station 3D Architectures a542Ideas

Tomioka Station 3D Architectures a542Ideas

All design Tomioka station is creating lines of silk with an innate pattern that creates a fabric cover that highlights the entrance to this World Heritage Site. The roof of the station is built using a wooden frame with a tension member to act as shutters. The surface of this amazing deck is covered with three types of glass: clear, high reflection and laminating photovoltaic cells. The architecture of this complex is one way in which sunlight is used optimally, making it a station very environmentally friendly and energy efficient. From the perspective of the crow flies, the station cover has a wave-shaped roof that seems very attractive. The canopy or roof of the station Tomioka starts from the ground level – and has many places where plants are colorful and attractive flowers that grow in the glass itself and gradually the veil begins to strengthen and expand as passing over the station.

Tomioka Station unique architecture

Tomioka Station unique architecture gives the impression that the station as a work of art. The environmental aspect of the station with flowers and plants, adds an attractive and aesthetic quality. The station was built at different levels are not as high as that would make the best use of limited space. Tomioka Station would allow the station to a very large and very functional. Moreover, the canopy increase the natural light without heating the interior. Energy conservation and sustainability are two of the most important that this building is used as the basis for the operation. Lots of green areas will be provided at the sides, making it visually appealing and environmentally friendly too.

Tomioka Station designed is  Nagatomo and Minnie design in January is very attractive, which juxtaposes modern history to produce a building worthy!

Images Credit: misosoupdesign: Tomioka Station

Prefab housing, Prefabricated homes architecture

Prefab housing, Prefabricated homes architecture

Modular Dwellings prefab home model

Prefab home or know that prefabricated buildings are manufactured off-site housing in the planning stage, prefab housing or manufactured home is usually in standard sections, easy to install and can be delivered. Prefab Home Design by reality, postmodernism or futurist architecture inspired to create a simple accommodation with a multi-purpose design prefabricated house architecture influenced by futuristic architecture and postmodernism. Originally Prefab not home most marketable certain reasons such as prefabricated houses are currently not cheap enough has been producing for current demand is prefabricated consumers are not familiar with the concept, or even that they do not want, prefabricated houses are not realistic housing solution by the average consumer viewed, and the mass production of low quality design in the past used in manufactured homes home.

But today, after some experience in the design on the bowl manufactured home by some modern architects, who made home more often with prefabrication as a means of providing well-designed and mass-produced modern homes. Modern architecture is the decoration and referential properties instead of the clean lines and open floor plans.For this reason, modern architecture, I feel much better suited to benefit from prefabrication. Here we have some pictures of prefab housing or manufactured at home and we hope that this picture will help us to better understand the concept of a manufactured home.

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