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viernes, 15 de abril de 2011

Edificio Manitoba Hydro. Manitoba. Canada. Por KPMB Architects / Smith Carter Architects+ Enginers / Transsolar


"...is the first of the next generation of sustainable buildings integrating time-tested environmental concepts in conjunction with advanced technologies to achieve a “living building” that dynamically responds to the local climate...
...Located in downtown Winnipeg, the city is known for its extreme climate, with temperatures that fluctuate from -35ºC (-31 ºF) to +34ºC (95 ºF) over the year. The 64,500 m² (695,000 ft²) tower is targeting less than 100 kWh/m²/a compared to 400 kWh/m²/a for a typical large scale North American office tower located in a more temperate climate. The architectural solution clearly responds to the client’s vision, and relies on passive free energy without compromise to design quality and, most importantly, human comfort..."

...particularmente interesante me resulta el uso de una chimenea solar que actua ademas de como elemento de ventilacion como un "muro Trombe", recuperando una solucion probada y basada en la arquitectura tradicional...

Estudio: Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects / Smith Carter Architects + Engineers (Ingenieria) / Transsolar (Ingenieria climatizacion)
Via: Arch Daily

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