Sustainability Case Study|Solaris Tower

Another sustainability study. This time it is a case study on the Solaris Tower that was designed to lift the green to the upper levels of the building to increase green area. However, one fact that is very striking is that it was built on an area that was already green before the construction. So that the mentality is really questionable. On the other hand, let’s focus on their attempts on the building to make it sustainable.

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Sustainable Design

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The sustainable design is something we commonly hear but do not know for real. Up till now, before having this course on building technologies in architecture, I didn’t know much about it and what is worse is that I thought it was only about the use of green. Especially through this assignment in which we were given a specific form of the building and a specific climate condition I had a chance to look for sustainable solutions including natural ventilation, shading, passive heating, and material selection etc. I know that I am very new to it and might miss out many points so please comment your ideas and suggestions. You can find out more on the poster attached.

Shading Elements

This is such a beneficial course for me that after learning about shading systems I, without noticing, started to guess whether its a northern facade or eastern while walking on the street and looking at the buildings around. The shading elements for each facade may differ through weather conditions, the angle of the sun or even in the daytime. Here is a case study of shading systems over Tsinghua University Central Canteen Building.

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