Located in Alphaville 2, Salvador, Bahía, Brazil, with the original name Casa UR.X.01, the Bromelia House is the single family residence that is designed by Urban Recycle Architecture Studio to satisfy the owner wish, respecting the space and re-organization of their environment. This project goal is to impacting placement of a residential unit in a space with no buildings nearby, in a way that can adapt better to a future built context, providing the user with a visual comfort, thermal and acoustic insulation, which would take the climate of the region.
Benefiting from the climatic characteristics of the region, Bromeliad House is spatially oriented to better exploit the flow of wind (in this case coming from the southeast), and natural lighting. The window 4 × 4 m (Baywindow) on the opposite side, allowing a constant cross ventilation through the interaction with the front windows southeast. Using a wooden deck on board has been organized to reduce the thermal load in the house.
In the western facade, characterized by the widest of wood covered the area, has chosen to avoid the windows, putting only the 4 × 4 meters of cross ventilation, and a small, protected by sunscreen to illuminate and ventilate the bathroom together. In addition to the use of the wooden deck to reduce the thermal load, it was proposed to hold an assembly system with a gap of 20 cm between the wall and tables, designed to create a vertical airflow can do lower the temperature even more. The use of renewable and cleaner has represented the core of the project, using, for example, a metal roof to protect the house, instead of polluting materials. Then, being well aware of the need to replace current fossil fuel vehicles, and electric cars can be a viable answer to this problem, several electrical outlets are installed inside the box, which is believed responsible in the future electric vehicles possible.
via…Green Architecture, House Design.
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