Project Zero: A spatially deft residential complex with sustainable Character. The design of this year’s competition requires participants to design from scratch a sustainable building containing three connected houses, and each has active or passive solar architecture techniques to reduce overall carbon footprint. Well, the final results were declared, with the second prize and $ 10,000 will be donated to two graduate students of architecture: Daniel Kim and Caitlin Ranson, School of Architecture at Clemson University. The design, known as “Project Zero” is a residential complex, referred to the intrinsic relationship between the various units of the movement of users, ranging from the structures of spatial attributes.

Project Zero Architecture-A spatially deft residential complex with sustainable character_b187ll_Ideas

Project Zero Architecture-A spatially deft residential complex with sustainable character_b187ll_Ideas

And while we’re talking about the structure, the designers planned residential complex to be constructed from concrete masonry units (CMU). The compressive strength of up to 34 MPa hole, which is suitable for household carriers.Furthermore, these modular units have a solid number of other advantages such as light weight construction, insulation properties, fire resistance and low maintenance requirements larger.

However, beyond the beneficial attributes of the structure, designers have tried to develop this sense of aesthetics and dynamism within the building. In this sense, the design follows the natural movement of users, including the overall value of “unity”. These units include both family unity and the unity of life.

When it comes to the family unit, the spatial distribution offers the same level of privacy and interaction with its zoning only. For example, the model corresponds to the residence of the changing state of traffic between a family. “Segregation” rooms referred to the privacy offered to individuals, while the multitude of outdoor spaces stimulates the level of interaction with family and international audiences.Same organization and the visual perspectives of each depended on the room a contemporary lifestyle. In fact, the developers decided to flee from the more formal, such as dining rooms, and corridors in total.

Project Zero Architecture: Runner Up at Design to Zero Competition

Project Zero: A spatially deft residential complex with sustainable Character

With regard to the unity of life, where the overall efficiency of the house shines with his subtle minimalism and a simple plan. The three-dimensional mobile plan in turn results in a rich user experience with a multitude of design considerations, unlike the transverse divisions, special areas and a myriad of cantilevers.

Finally, with regard to the passive elements of architecture, this is where the scores for the minimalist houses on sustainability. The holes visible along the outside and begins the visual psychological fusion of interior and exterior. This helps the induction of natural light and ventilation, thus combating the overall footprint.

Thus, the residential complex as a whole was conceived as a component architecture of composite works in unison with all previous units. As a matter of fact, the structural and spatial paid importance to both the user experience that the level of sustainability.

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