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Cocoon / Mochen Architects & Engineers

  • 01:00 - 15 May, 2012
Cocoon / Mochen Architects & Engineers
Cocoon / Mochen Architects & Engineers, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li +29

From the architect. The aim of the project is to achieve zero-energy building, by significantly reducing energy consumption through design, as well as utilizing clean energy - wind, solar and geothermal in replace of conventional sources such as fossil fuels, to meet the needs of the building. To reach its ideal state, the building does not require municipal utilities to supply its heat and electricity. This is a comprehensive effort to design low energy architecture.

© Yao Li
© Yao Li

To reach this goal, when contriving the building's layout and form, designers have taken into full account of various energy-saving technologies, striven to combine form with technology. For example, install volt power panels on the roof to cope with a tight site area, layout air vents for natural ventilation in accordance with simulated data based on the building site and wind environment, and use natural ventilation to reduce air conditioning energy consumption in the spring and autumn.

© Yao Li
© Yao Li

When doing energy-saving design for a building, shape coefficient should be considered in the initial stages. After taking into account a number of external constraints and smooth implementation of related green technologies & strategies, the shape coefficient of the building is 0.28, less than the 0.4 limit set by the Tianjin Public Buildings Energy Efficiency Design Standards. The facades also feel more "solid" than "void", mainly result of high standards of the building insulation performance requirements. Windows are only opened in a few key positions required by function to avoid additional heat loss.

© Yao Li
© Yao Li

At the beginning of the design program, we propose a co-ordinated planning and design method for the building envelope. The functional divisions of the envelope are based on full consideration of the external resources such as wind, light, vision, indoor functional requirements, architectural effect and other factors. This co-ordination of planning and design approach is actually a system integration of the existing resources. While ensuring that green technologies & strategies are fully employed, architectural aesthetics and technologies & strategies can have a perfect fusion.

© Yao Li
© Yao Li

High-performance building envelope is not only realized through choice of materials, but also structural design. Breathing curtain wall system is installed where the building needs large opening with better vision and lighting. In different seasons, through flexible use of breathing curtain wall air space and sun blinds, overall thermal performance of the curtain wall system is enhanced significantly. Overall heat transfer coefficient of the curtain wall system measures about 1.0.

© Yao Li
© Yao Li

In order to reduce air conditioning energy consumption, in the spring and autumn seasons, natural ventilation, as a free air conditioning method, keeps the indoor environment fresh and comfortable. All this depends on simulation analysis of the wind environment around the building. Through adjusting the building size and window positions, positive and negative pressure around the building are fully used to guide indoor air flow. In interior design, full-height lobby, recessed floors and sloped roof work together to guide the movement of indoor air in an orderly manner.

drawing 01
drawing 01
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Ioana Gherghel · October 25, 2012

Can you add more floor plans and elevations? I need to understand this building! :)

syarifa hasan · September 16, 2012

love the model

GonzaloLCM · June 02, 2012

Very interesting!!!! May I got information about the wood cover system? Thanks

Lali · January 23, 2015 01:20 PM

The wood covering supplier is Parklex Facade - Finish: Copper

GonzaloLCM · June 02, 2012

very interesting!! May I got references of the wood cover system. Thanks a lot

integrated designs · June 01, 2012

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Archability, Inc. · June 01, 2012

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reThink Wood · June 01, 2012

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Rinaldo Barbosa · May 21, 2012

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Gustav Anandhita · May 20, 2012

@iqbalgembul atau yg seperti ini, prinsip kemiringannya kaya atap pelana cuma di dekonstruksi http://t.co/h03gheCW

Mary J. ? · May 18, 2012

“@ArchDaily: The angles of this zero-energy building are just as incredible in the #interiors as the exterior http://t.co/Sqzr19Uu”

2otsu™ · May 18, 2012

Cocoon. Projects likes this make me love architecture.: http://t.co/25u7Oq0R

zhang lu · May 18, 2012

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Ben Pipkin · May 17, 2012

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Arquitectura · May 17, 2012

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David Mann · May 17, 2012

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Maria Ganarini · May 17, 2012

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Lao Y · May 17, 2012

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Mort · May 17, 2012

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mais salfiti · May 17, 2012

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Jessie · May 17, 2012

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KD · May 17, 2012

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JAMIE (//?//) · May 17, 2012

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Hennessey + Ingalls · May 17, 2012

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Andrés Pérez · May 17, 2012

http://t.co/5DCWs28y COCOON moche architects #architecture. {me encanta ese tipo de puertas}

ERLING BERG · May 17, 2012

Love this! - http://t.co/bsnnUdTn / by Mochen Architects & Engineers #architecture

Travel Writer · May 17, 2012

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Architects: Mochen Architects & Engineers
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Konrad Hamala · May 17, 2012

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Santi Maggio Savasta · May 17, 2012

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Ayse Teke · May 16, 2012

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James Lemanis · May 16, 2012

I&#39m still not a huge fan of the angular style, but there are some nice spaces inside.
http://t.co/tuKIPCY6
#architecture #China

buzlu badem · May 16, 2012

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Turova Irina · May 16, 2012

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Terhi Toropainen · May 16, 2012

Energy house of wood - Cocoon+/+Mochen+Architects+&amp;+Engineers+|+ArchDaily+http://t.co/WjCFT2Fs

adi widya rahman · May 16, 2012

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Sandra.wu · May 16, 2012

zero-energy building in China.http://www.archdaily.com/234521/cocoo...

Mickey Vandeverre · May 16, 2012

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bluevertical · May 16, 2012

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Manuel Gonzalez ?. · May 16, 2012

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Lao Y · May 16, 2012

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Stefano Verdecchia · May 16, 2012
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Daniel · May 16, 2012

interesting. I cannot say that I'm particularly fond of the formal expression, but I must commend them on the detailing. Beautifully crafted. The timber facade is also quite amazing.

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