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30 Plans, Sections and Details for Sustainable Projects

30 Plans, Sections and Details for Sustainable Projects
30 Plans, Sections and Details for Sustainable Projects

The dramatic improvement in recent decades in our understanding of sustainable design has shown that designing sustainably doesn't have to be a compromise—it can instead be a benefit. When done correctly, sustainable design results in higher-performing, healthier buildings which contribute to their inhabitants' physical and mental well-being.

The benefits of incorporating vegetation in façades and in roofs, as well as materials and construction systems that take energy use and pollution into account, demonstrate that sustainable design has the potential to create buildings that improve living conditions and respect the natural environment.

Below we have compiled 30 plans, sections and construction details of projects that stand out for their approach to sustainability.

Incorporation of vegetation: A layered system that incorporates the use of vegetation on roofs and facades—which can also incorporate other systems such as urban gardens or water recycling systems—provides significant economic, social and environmental benefits. These systems are particularly useful in improving sustainability in crowded urban areas.

01. AA House / IR arquitectura

via © IR arquitectura
via © IR arquitectura

© Federico Cairoli via © IR arquitectura via © IR arquitectura © Federico Cairoli + 151

02. Lacapelle-del-fraisse / Atelier du Rouget Simon Teyssou & associés

via © Atelier du Rouget Simon Teyssou & associés
via © Atelier du Rouget Simon Teyssou & associés

© Christophe Camus © Christophe Camus © Christophe Camus © Christophe Camus + 151

03. Tarrawarra Abbey / Baldasso Cortese Architects

via © Baldasso Cortese Architects
via © Baldasso Cortese Architects

© Michael Gazzola via © Baldasso Cortese Architects © Michael Gazzola © Michael Gazzola + 151

04. GPL House / Estudio BLT

via © Estudio BLT
via © Estudio BLT

© Emilia Sierra Guzmán © Emilia Sierra Guzmán © Emilia Sierra Guzmán © Emilia Sierra Guzmán + 151

05. Casa Scout / BAAG

Courtesy of © BAAG
Courtesy of © BAAG

Courtesy of © BAAG Courtesy of © BAAG Courtesy of © BAAG Courtesy of © BAAG + 151

06. Silvina and Omar House / IR arquitectura

via © IR arquitectura
via © IR arquitectura

© Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli + 151

07. Edificio Consorcio Santiago / Enrique Browne + Borja Huidobro

via © Enrique Browne + Borja Huidobro
via © Enrique Browne + Borja Huidobro

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh + 151

 

08. Once Building / Adamo Faiden

via © Adamo Faiden
via © Adamo Faiden

© Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma + 151

09. Green Cast / Kengo Kuma & Associates

Courtesy of Kengo Kuma & Asociados
Courtesy of Kengo Kuma & Asociados

Courtesy of Kengo Kuma & Asociados Courtesy of Kengo Kuma & Asociados Courtesy of Kengo Kuma & Asociados Courtesy of Kengo Kuma & Asociados + 151

10. Pasaje Cabrer Collective Housing / AFRa

via AFRA
via AFRA

© Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian + 151

11. Eco Boulevard in Vallecas / Ecosistema Urbano

via © Ecosistema Urbano
via © Ecosistema Urbano

via © Ecosistema Urbano via © Ecosistema Urbano via © Ecosistema Urbano via © Ecosistema Urbano + 151

Use of local materials and the study of construction systems: The choice of material responds to both the availability of local resources and to the local climate, allowing the interior spaces to be adapted to the external climatic conditions. The use of local resources and the design of a construction system which responds to the natural characteristics of the place also gives the benefit of a lower cost with respect to transportation and maintenance.

12. House in the Woods / Parque Humano

via © Parque Humano
via © Parque Humano

via © Parque Humano © Paul Rivera © Paul Rivera © Paul Rivera + 151

13. Lienzo de Barro House / Chaquiñán

via © Chaquiñán
via © Chaquiñán

via © Chaquiñán © Jerónimo Zúñiga © Jerónimo Zúñiga © Jerónimo Zúñiga + 151

14. Centro Holístico Punto Zero / Dio Sustentable

via © Dio Sustentable
via © Dio Sustentable

© Jean Pierre Marchant y Fernando J. Romero via © Dio Sustentable © Jean Pierre Marchant y Fernando J. Romero via © Dio Sustentable + 151

15. Museum & Biodiversity Research Center / Guinée et Potin Architects

via © Guinée et Potin Architects
via © Guinée et Potin Architects

© Nicolas Pineau © Stephane Chalmeau © Stephane Chalmeau © Stephane Chalmeau + 151

16. Zenkonyu / Tadashi Saito + Atelier NAVE

via © Tadashi Saito + Atelier NAVE
via © Tadashi Saito + Atelier NAVE

© Toshihiro Misaki © Toshihiro Misaki © Toshihiro Misaki © Toshihiro Misaki + 151

17. 21st Century Vernacular House / Edra arquitectura km0

via © Edra arquitectura km0
via © Edra arquitectura km0

© Xavier d’Arquer © Xavier d’Arquer © Xavier d’Arquer © Xavier d’Arquer + 151

18. Bamboo Wing / Vo Trong Nghia

via © Vo Trong Nghia
via © Vo Trong Nghia

© Nguyen Quang Phuc - Vo Trong Nghia © Nguyen Quang Phuc - Vo Trong Nghia © Nguyen Quang Phuc - Vo Trong Nghia © Nguyen Quang Phuc - Vo Trong Nghia + 151

19. El Guadual Children Center / Daniel Joseph Feldman Mowerman + Iván Dario Quiñones Sanchez

via © Daniel Joseph Feldman Mowerman + Iván Dario Quiñones Sanchez
via © Daniel Joseph Feldman Mowerman + Iván Dario Quiñones Sanchez

© Ivan Dario Quiñones Sanchez © Ivan Dario Quiñones Sanchez © Ivan Dario Quiñones Sanchez © Ivan Dario Quiñones Sanchez + 151

20. Hostal and Capacitation Center / IR arquitectura

via © IR arquitectura
via © IR arquitectura

© Marcos Altgelt © Marcos Altgelt © Marcos Altgelt © Marcos Altgelt + 151

21. Kontum Indochine Café / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

via © Vo Trong Nghia Architects
via © Vo Trong Nghia Architects

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki + 151

22. Temporary Pavillion at UNAM / México

Courtesy of Taller Carlos Leduc Montaño UNAM
Courtesy of Taller Carlos Leduc Montaño UNAM

Courtesy of Taller Carlos Leduc Montaño UNAM Courtesy of Taller Carlos Leduc Montaño UNAM Courtesy of Taller Carlos Leduc Montaño UNAM Courtesy of Taller Carlos Leduc Montaño UNAM + 151

23. Snow House / Emilio Marin, Nicolas Dorval-Bory, Juan Carlos Lopez

via © Emilio Marin, Nicolas Dorval-Bory, Juan Carlos Lopez
via © Emilio Marin, Nicolas Dorval-Bory, Juan Carlos Lopez

via © Emilio Marin, Nicolas Dorval-Bory, Juan Carlos Lopez via © Emilio Marin, Nicolas Dorval-Bory, Juan Carlos Lopez via © Emilio Marin, Nicolas Dorval-Bory, Juan Carlos Lopez via © Emilio Marin, Nicolas Dorval-Bory, Juan Carlos Lopez + 151

The study of bio-environmental design: When carrying out a project that aims to optimize building performance using only natural environmental factors, an understanding of the mechanics of those environmental factors is key. These buildings must take advantage of the natural energy of the sun and the wind, incorporating them into an architectural design.

24. Patagonia's Sustainable Social Housing / Aysén, Chile

via © B+V Arquitectos
via © B+V Arquitectos

via © B+V Arquitectos via © B+V Arquitectos via © B+V Arquitectos via © B+V Arquitectos + 151

25. Bioclimatic Dwelling in Tenerife / Ruiz Larrea y Asociados

Courtesy of Ruiz Larrea y Asociados
Courtesy of Ruiz Larrea y Asociados

Courtesy of Ruiz Larrea y Asociados Courtesy of Ruiz Larrea y Asociados Courtesy of Ruiz Larrea y Asociados Courtesy of Ruiz Larrea y Asociados + 151

26. World's First Prefabricated Carbon Positive House / ArchiBlox

via © ArchiBlox
via © ArchiBlox

© Tom Ross © Tom Ross © Tom Ross © Tom Ross + 151

27. Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion / Lake|Flato Architects

via © Lake Flato Architects
via © Lake Flato Architects

© Casey Dunn © Casey Dunn via © Lake Flato Architects via © Lake Flato Architects + 151

28. Nest We Grow / College of Environmental Design UC Berkeley + Kengo Kuma & Associates

via College of Environmental Design UC Berkeley + Kengo Kuma & Associates
via College of Environmental Design UC Berkeley + Kengo Kuma & Associates

© Shinkenchiku-sha © Shinkenchiku-sha via College of Environmental Design UC Berkeley + Kengo Kuma & Associates via College of Environmental Design UC Berkeley + Kengo Kuma & Associates + 151

29. Casa Meztitla / EDAA

via © EDAA
via © EDAA

© Yoshihiro Koitani via © EDAA © Yoshihiro Koitani © Yoshihiro Koitani + 151

30. Quito Publishing House / Estudio A0

via © Estudio A0
via © Estudio A0

via © Estudio A0 via © Estudio A0 © Jean-Claude Constant © Sebastián Crespo + 151

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Cite: Dejtiar, Fabian. "30 Plans, Sections and Details for Sustainable Projects " 28 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. (Trans. AD Editorial Team) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/802403/30-plans-sections-and-details-for-sustainable-projects/> ISSN 0719-8884

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