Many people claim that sustainability is no longer an option but an obligation for those working in construction, architecture and even design. So, 10 legal projects that help preserve the planet with simple materials, involving energy efficiency measures.
This factor is extremely important, considering that the energy release in a building happens due to heat exchanges, whether in an undesirably warm environment or hindered by poor air circulation and lighting. To make it easier, we illustrate projects with product suggestions that can be inserted as 3D models in their upcoming projects and quantification of budgets.
You can learn more about each project according to the following description.
Urban Villas | Lischer Partner Architekten
The Urban Villas lies on an inclined plane in front of a famous lake in Switzerland. Despite the waste of many noble materials such as marble, natural stones and baths, the project achieves its commitment to the environment by building a garden, opting for clear coatings which reflects the sun and by allowing natural light through glass panels and skylights.
Light spots spaced in the indoor environment also help to maintain the sustainable character, even more LEDs, which do not produce heat.
Green Screen House | Hideo Kumaki Architect Office
One of the environmental projects that have had a greater impact on the webpage, Green Screen House bet on a dynamic facade, covered by a skin of morning glories. More than the beautiful appearance, glories provide freshness and shade to the house. The intelligent lighting design saves energy by over 90% with minimum power and maximum utilization of spots.
Student Flat | Tengbom
This experimental project of 10 square meters is completely based on environmentally friendly materials and processes. Made of plywood, the Student Flat is equipped with bedroom, bathroom, study area, kitchen and even a small garden.
Designed for university housing, the environment prioritizes the air intake and position lamps on the desk, which provide a good reproduction of light and colors to help in reading.
Family Box | Cross boundaries Architects
This nursery school in China has learned to ration materials in its construction. The facade lattice reveals fun designs, while it allows the entry of light. Indoors, cuts on the floor and the walls filled with glass, allow parents to monitor their children in naturally lit environments.
The supplement of artificial lighting is subtle but functional, with spots and bulbs distributed in classrooms and recreation.
The Boundary Home | Atelier Tekuto
Sixteen Skylights make this design of light and air into reality. And the architects point out: “We can maintain a contact with nature through the choice of certain materials that can be more effective than simply reverse of the design of the outside in.”
The Boundary Home also features a rooftop garden, lit by LED strips and spots, environmentally friendly and water resistant.
Lattice House | APOLLO Architects & Associates
Lattice House emerges in a narrow ground in Japan. On the facade, trusses help in the task of bringing light and circulating the air in indoor environments and spreading over four floors.
However, the density of the neighborhood does not allow the insertion of large cuts and glass panels, delegating sustainable functionality of illuminance highlighted at discrete points, as in the moldings. You can get the same effect by installing LED tubes.
Version Rubis Housing | Jean-Paul Viguier Architecture
With a striking red, this residential complex in France leaves well ventilated units to dedicate to each garden terrace. The lobby adds a further ecological proposal to invest in a conscious lighting that creates less energy costs and saves condominium values.
Moor Street | Maynard Architects
This reform in Australia has preserved the most of the land and the environment in which it locates. Even the tree was maintained, while natural light matters. As an innovation, this project brings a beautiful winter garden, which helps to cool the environment and gradually offsets the carbon produced during construction.
The project also employs large fixtures and light beams that leave the most beautiful impression and therefore more sustainable products are used in the environments, such as bulbs, ribbons and spots that do not produce heat to provide energy.
Apartment Apimages | Zoom Urbanism Architecture and Design
Another project highlights the natural light through glass doors and large windows. The theme of joinery is complemented by points of light in the kitchen, which can contribute to an eco-friendly propose as the best food display.
Cultural Center and Children’s Conarte Library | anagram
Finally, it is an environmentally friendly public space. The Conarte library in Mexico, proves that reading can be very fun and very friendly to the environment by reusing a shed and replacing their electrical systems with more sustainable options such as spots, bulbs and LED strips.
All 10 projects seem to bet on a promising formula, which adds natural light, good ventilation, conscious use of alternative materials and lighting options.
In this case, check the options that LED technology which can be added to your projects, and do not forget to consider the economic conditions and preservation provided by taps, records and sustainable mixers.
Tags: sustainable design, architecture, urban villas, student flat, family box
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