5 Modern Trends in Sustainable Architecture

5 Modern Trends in Sustainable Architecture

This is a 5 Modern Trends in Sustainable Architecture. With environmental concerns so many come every year, the need of the hour is to understand the concept of green architecture and sustainable. The dawn of this wine of green architecture green building in London, Cannes and Earth Day and apparently rapid development in developed countries. Green architecture can change the world. Rapid advances in the field of organic products are in high demand to make buildings and building techniques and environmentally more sustainable and less damaging to the Earth. The world has taken this idea very well. The need for new techniques and materials that can be easily recycled are considered. Here are five trends in green architecture and sustainable is a center of attention among designers of ecosystems.

Modern sustainable architecture

Modern sustainable architecture

1. Vertical Farming

Vertical Farming

Vertical Farming

With an expected increase in population of 9.1 million people in 2050, to feed all the people worldwide is a major concern. Food production must increase by 70%.This means having higher yields and expansion of cultivated area. But the land available for cultivation is not evenly distributed, while others are suitable for the growth of some crops. And architects designing buildings in which to grow crops on all sides around the building. This provides a larger area of ​​culture and help resolve the crisis of the expansion. Vertical farms can be built in residential buildings as well, with farms being installed on the outer periphery of the buildings.This provides a clean environment for residents to live

2. Straw

Straw House

Straw House

Straw is a durable material that can be used as construction material. Many designers and manufacturers today make use of this natural material to make drawings that are ecologically phenomenal. These constructions can be made from prefabricated panels using the straw. These panels can be assembled from the star of local origin, which can be adapted as part of the wood panel. This style of production saves money and energy and reduce time and carbon emissions.Electricity can be generated by photovoltaic panels and solar thermal and additional can be sold to the network. The houses of straw would be much cheaper, as straw is a product that is available in large quantities. This low cost, is more popular for the general masses.

3. Phase change materials (PCMs)

House from PCM

House from PCM

Of phase change material is used for storing the cooling and heating energy. The materials of the new era can be integrated into the ceiling tiles and wall, where they absorb heat to keep the cold space and reduces the need for air conditioning. These tiles are phase change microcapsules made of a special wax that is developed to contain the heat during the day. Some companies sell phase change materials claim that the use of the material reduces the temperature around the house about 7 ° C, thus reducing air conditioning costs.

4. Bees and biodiversity

Bees and diversity

Bees and diversity

Bees are an integral part of our biodiversity. A small garden or roof is all that is needed to keep bees. They help make a delicious honey from flowers and plants in their gardens, parks and streets lined with trees. It is important to an urban environment that protects wildlife and contributes to greater diversity. Integrating biodiversity into the architecture, we can make the world cleaner and greener.And beekeeping and hives are taking an important step to be taken to ensure the cleanliness, the environment greener. In London, many hives have been created on the roofs of the buildings, attract many bees.

5. Sustainable materials

Sustainable materials

Sustainable materials

Besides the many products used in construction made from recycled materials, many researchers are looking into the construction industry more durable material in other areas that are rarely used in the design and construction.

Thousands of samples were taken from countries around the world. These materials selected to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to other sources of information that usually hungry a lot of products that are harmful to the environment. These samples are being studied and their properties are put to good use. It is therefore essential that are sustainable materials that can be easily recycled and are durable and suitable for construction.

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McDonald Coolsingel 44 Mei Architects

McDonald Coolsingel 44 Mei Architects

McDonald Coolsingel 44 Mei Architects-Lighting

McDonald Coolsingel 44 Mei Architects-Lighting

McDonald Coolsingel 44 Best in Europe

McDonalds invited Mei architects and urban planners to design a new building at this point with a character in agreement with the Coolsingel and the wealth of the historic environment. After a very fast construction time by two months a spectacular new pavilion now shines in the heart of Rotterdam.
Connection with the city
The new volume of the building has been carefully detailed and articulated Mei to open a look at the monumental post behind her. As a result, the pavilion kernel as compact as possible, with glass facades around. A fully transparent lobby with entrances on three sides, it makes it seem as if the public space flows through the building.
In order to strengthen the connection between the pavilion and its surroundings, the outdoor terrace will have the same furniture in other public places in the city of Rotterdam.
View from Coolsingel
Counter and kitchen on the ground floor. A piece of steel spiral staircase leads from the entrance hall to the first floor living room. From there you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Coolsingel.
A pavilion seems – day and night
As the historic buildings of the region, the cottage has a richly articulated facade of a single material: gold anodized aluminum. This friendly material and elegant looking and durable vandalism at the same time.
As a McDonalds day and night (24/7) opened its appearance after dark is important. After days of building loads for shoppers as it glows in the night to win the amount nightlife. The brass skin with heart-shaped openings pierced to form a “sail” around the glass building by the light shines. With the application of different degrees of perforation, brass facade is a crowd on the Coolsingel. For the new McDonald’s for the people of Rotterdam, who now have another reason to be built in their city proud.
Integrated control boxes
The various Feeders for utilities and traffic control systems, always a terror on the road, are integrated into the building. In addition, the integration of the lighting in the front road safety will improve. Technical facilities are integrated into the roof, which is designed as a fifth facade.

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Project McDonald Coolsingel 44

  • Design: mei architects and planners
  • Location: Coolsingel 44, Rotterdam, Nederland
  • Client(s): McDonald’s Coolsingel 44
  • Team: Robert Winkel , Menno van der Woude , Michiel van Loon , Robert Platje , Ruben Aalbersberg ,
  • Structural engineer: Adviesbureau Roelen , Eersel
  • MEP: Sweegers & de Bruijn , ‘s-Hertogenbosch
  • Interior design: Niv003 , Gent, BELGIE
  • Façade engineer: Glasimpex , Schiedam
  • Façade engineer: VPT Versteeg , Heusden
  • Fire safety: Grontmij , Rotterdam
  • Uitvoering: BVR groep , Roosendaal
  • Completion: march 2015
Idris-Perrineau Town Architects in London, United Kingdom

Idris-Perrineau Town Architects in London, United Kingdom

The Hyde: A multifaceted concept of eco space by IPTA. IPTA (Idris-Perrineau Town Architects), a UK company follows the philosophy of using multiple methods to design the site. So it was a finalist for the Emerging Architect Award 2011. While the design of an architecture of its structures, IPTAconsiders each sensitive site and uses his extensive knowledge have been passed to carefully consider how to establish a perfect relationship between architecture and topography available.

Idris Perrineau Town Architects

Idris Perrineau Town Architects

The Hyde is just one example of eco-space, a compact modular flexible, while IPTA has completed over 200 projects of this type of study, community building and education in the home to small retail price. In fact, to prototype manufacturing green space in the home workshop has also been created by IPTA.

“The Hyde”, a competition to win the construction of green homes is one example of sustainable architecture of the IPTA. The structure is located on a hill near Kent, United Kingdom and the coast the elements of the green roof, recycled materials and geothermal heating. The project consists of two spaces: one is the upper block, which respects the shape and size of the houses around and the other is lower block that serves as a green roof with extended upper ground level created by cut the slope. The site uses innovative structure, retaining 70 percent of green space.

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The Harlem Edge Architects: Greenhouse Transformer by PRAUD

The Harlem Edge Architects: Greenhouse Transformer by PRAUD

The Harlem Edge: Greenhouse Transformer offers Harlem tools for sustainability by PRAUD. Design competitions to give people the opportunity to present their concepts to the world, taking into account the change and innovation. Also pave the way for governments to establish an infrastructure based on them. The Harlem Edge is the competition so that encourages residents of Harlem coming up with ideas for remodeling the current Ministry of site remediation. Participants are invited to create a concept taking into account public access, urban agriculture, creative programming, facilitating economic activity and sustainability.

The Harlem Edge Architects

The Harlem Edge Architects

Some input is distinguished from the finalists who benefit greenhouse transformer, designed by Rafael Luna Yim and Dongwoo of Praud, a Boston firm.The design shows that food production is a catalyst for human activity. This will be the people who are actively involved in food production, making sustainable construction.

According to the designers, urban agriculture is limited largely due to weather conditions. From the rural base their practices on agricultural irrigation systems developed, it is easier to facilitate the production of food. To avoid this problem, Luna Yim and have considered the use of mechanical means to create artificial climate inside the building, suitable for food production.

Transformation of greenhouse gases not only in urban agriculture, however, is a place where farmers markets are created during the summer months, where products are sold to local food distributors in the open deck space. The building also will have a space to educate the public about the methods of urban agriculture and students will also be able to see the process firsthand. The proceeds of sales will be used to support the learning program. Promote the exchange of culture, the green areas of the house transformer for entertainment and leisure.

New concept of Luna Yim and seem to have built a community as a whole needs to function properly. How admirable is the level of participation that would be incurred if greenhouse Transformer ever see reality.

Project Details:

Project: Emerging New York Architects Competition 2012 (The Harlem Edge; Cultivating Connetions)
Result: Honorable Mention
Year: 2012
Team: PRAUD (Rafael Luna, Dongwoo Yim)
Area: 2,475 m2

 

Find more plans, sections and elevations of Greenhouse Transformer in the image gallery below.

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Vertical Safari in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Vertical Safari in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Vertical Safari-general view

Vertical Safari-general view

Here is a Vertical Safari in Buenos Aires. The animals were not excluded in the scheme of things. Studies + influx has proposed building a zoo near vertical massive reserves of Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires. This ensures that the use of the area is minimized while being capable of advancing the cause of conservation of fauna. The skyscraper will house a zoo Ferris wheel stops at each level, giving visitors a glimpse of the animals. The wheel is moving at a very slow speed, a termination circuit means 30 minutes. The top of the zoo is a resting point where visitors can drink coffee or browse the gift shop.

Images of Vertical Safari in Buenos Aires

Vertical Safari Architects: INFLUX_STUDIO
Vertical Safari Location: La Reserva, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Vertical Safari Client: ARQUITECTUM
Vertical Safari Area: 95,000 sqm
Vertical Safari Project Area: 5,000 sqm
Vertical Safari Project Year: 2009-2010