Hot enough for you? The rising temperatures of the last week or so (in Europe, at least) throw a spotlight on a perennial architectural problem – how to square our love of glazed facades in high-rise architecture with the huge amount of energy required to keep interiors cool and bearable.
We’ve taken this opportunity to examine some alternative and smart solutions for facade design. A selection of international projects show how the deployment of passive ventilation and shade systems can decrease our dependence on traditional air-conditioning.
Here’s what you’ll find in our June Newsletter:
Agenda July–August 2014
Naturally cool: why passive shading and ventilation will change the future of facades
More articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results N° 29: Outdoor showers
Inspiring Spaces N° 21: Museums
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic
Architonic’s newsletter for June 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.