Posts tagged as 'Energy Efficiency'
A slatted wooden surface enveloping the library at the Guyanese University Campus by rh+ architecture protects the building from the sun’s harshest rays
The need to minimise energy consumption affects many aspects of architecture, and designs that employ traditional or cutting-edge shading devices and ventilation methods are at the forefront of reducing our reliance on air conditioning. Architonic examines some ecologically innovative projects. (by Alyn Griffiths)
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L House by Architects Collective; photo by Hertha Hurnaus
Vienna-based architectural practice Architects Collective have recently completed this detached 300-square-meters residence whose L-shaped structure was inspired by the traditional architecture of the Austria’s Burgenland region. Featuring a striking, slanted roof and boasting panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, the two-storey L House has been developed to ‘merge the needs of it’s residents with the environment’ and features a number of energy-efficient solutions such as triple panel glassing. (more…)
Domus Technica Immergas by Iotti + Pavarani; photo by Roland Halbe
This energetically autonomous research and communications centre located in the northern Italian town of Brescello has been completed earlier last year (in 2010) by the young architectural practice Iotti + Pavarani. Called Domus Technica Immergas – Centre for Advanced Training, the facility is owned by the boiler manufacturer Immergas and ‘represents a meaningful effort for the company in pursuing its commitment to continuous adaptation and renewal, while providing extra spaces for research and communications sensing and imagining its own future.’ (more…)
Thanks to the external technology box, fireplace cooling by convection air is no longer necessary.
The latest generation of gas fireplaces from Swiss manufacturer Attika Feuer has been reduced to its essential design elements and is available in three different sizes. By dispensing with the side and bottom glass mount, the Fairo series offers a perfect view of the fascinating interplay of flames. Their distinct lines and a shallow installation depth of only 35 cm permit sleek and space-saving installation. The ‘HR-Plus’ label guarantees an extremely high efficiency of over 85% for optimal energy efficiency and extremely low emission values without particulate matter.
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