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Breathing House, Qanat Villa and Heart-Shaped Micro-City Masterplan, case studies in Saudi Arabia

Donner , Luca (2011) Breathing House, Qanat Villa and Heart-Shaped Micro-City Masterplan, case studies in Saudi Arabia. In: blue in architecture09 _ symposium proceedings. Università Iuav di Venezia. ISBN 978-88-87697-650

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What are difficulties to develop a building or a new settlement in a desert area? Following three case studies will explain what are the real elements for projects in a dry landscape. 1.Breathing House A building is considered sustainable according to how well it integrates with the natural elements of the surrounding landscape and with the habits of its inhabitants. This thought has been the springboard for designing a ‘house system’ in which the respect for privacy, the energy saving features of the building and the integration with the surrounding environment well blend together. The ‘breathing house’ concept not only refers to the exploitation of natural ventilation for the wellness of its dwellers, but also to the absorption – just as a lung - of the different though complementary energies present in nature (aeolian, solar and geothermal). The initial idea has been that of exploiting the local winds coming from north-east and north-west for the natural ventilation of the building. (…) 2.Qanat Villa (…) 3.Heart-Shaped Micro-City Masterplan (…)

Tipologia del documento:Estratto da libro
Parole chiave:sustainability, affordability, housing, saudi arabia, holcim awards
Soggetti:Area 08 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura > ICAR/14 Composizione architettonica e urbana
Struttura:Facoltà > Far Architettura > Lauree specialistiche > Architettura per la sostenibilita
Codice ID:329
Depositato da :Benno Albrecht
Depositato il :01 Dic 2011 11:24
Ultima modifica:01 Dic 2011 11:24

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