Solar shading

Media Library Wild South, Reunion overseas deparment, France

The media library of Saint-Joseph (Reunion) questions the identity of the contemporary architecture of Reunion, that of the Sud Sauvage more precisely. It refers to images, block of basalt, fagot of vetyver, geko, kalbanon but especially for uses,...

CASE DI LUCE: Urban Regeneration and Low Carbon Architecture

Case di Luce is an example of sustainable urban regeneration in a densely urbanized area. The site, located in the town of Bisceglie Italy, was a former industrial site that was not in use. All old building structures were demolished and the area...

Media Library Wild South, Reunion overseas deparment, France

The media library of Saint-Joseph (Reunion) questions the identity of the contemporary architecture of Reunion, that of the Sud Sauvage more precisely. It refers to images, block of basalt, fagot of vetyver, geko, kalbanon but especially...

CASE DI LUCE: Urban Regeneration and Low Carbon Architecture

Case di Luce is an example of sustainable urban regeneration in a densely urbanized area. The site, located in the town of Bisceglie Italy, was a former industrial site that was not in use. All old building structures were demolished and...

Solar control strategy applied to Société Générale office

Solar glare and solar heat gain can have a disruptive effect on an employee’s concentration and productivity. Consequently, modern offices are increasingly looking for solutions that protect against the sun and can control workplace...

Renson offices, Waregem – Belgium, 2002

 Passive stack nightcoolingAverage air exchange rate: 6 h-1Free area of air supply: 2% of floor areaOccupancy: 12 m²/personControlled by BMSCombined with external adjustable solar shading and exposed ceiling as thermal massSummer of 2006:...

‘Honeycomb’, energy efficient building complex in Slovenia

Kingspan Lighthouse

Building envelope: The Kingspan Lighthouse adopted a 'fabric first' approach utilising the Kingspan TEK Building System which consists of SIP panels comprising a rigid urethane core with OSB autohesively bonded on...

Energy retrofitting of INPS Headquarters, Rome, Italy - student's works 2010

Edifício dos Serviços Administrativos da Parque EXPO’98, Lisbon, Portugal

Key points concerning the designCombined natural ventilation and mechanical ventilation with air-conditioning and some heat recovery. Use of perforated shading panels to reduce direct solar gain while allowing natural day-lighting. Use of...