3/27/2011

Ecological Wall by Stanislaw Mlynski

I just discovered this project, designed by a Polish architecture student Stanislaw Mlynski on evolo Magazine's website. This design proposal is for an international organized by National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT) School of Architecture. He received the bronze prize for this proposal.
Ecological wall © Stanislaw Mlynski

Stanislaw Mlynski's proposal is based on an universal modular system that shifts industrial building, skyscrapers, office blocks, etc., into green ecosystems.
Diagram © Stanislaw Mlynski

This ecological wall is equipped with solar system to ensure energetic independence. According to Mlynski, covering the building with at least 750 square meters of solar can guarantee the building energetic independence. His proposition is based on combination of needs of users and system of getting solar energy.
© Stanislaw Mlynski

The building is covered with plants absorbing CO2 which enters the plant, and oxygen is then excreted along with water vapour, through the stomata, the pores in leaves and stems.
Diagram © Stanislaw Mlynski

Using green wall is not new. However Stanislaw Mlynski belongs to this category of architects who have strong interest in combining biology, genetics, phyllotaxis with architecture and engineering.
Diagram © Stanislaw Mlynski

It appears that Mlynski has an interest for photosynthetic metabolism. Photosynthesis, which occurs in algae, plants, so forth, converts carbon dioxide in organic compounds using the energy from sunlight.
Diagram © Stanislaw Mlynski

Using this strategy combining with solar power ensures energetic independence. His strategy for reducing CO2 with plants, then, can allow extension of the building which results in vertical growth of the city. It also shortens distances, cost of fuel, pollution and crowd.

Stanislaw Mlynski explains the guideline of his proposal as follows:

I proposed to create structural wall using organic waste containers. I believe that arrangement of elements, as well as their shape have potential to create shelters for animals, gather water, reduce CO2. The solar system has the aim to ensure energetic independence.
The subject of my interest was every — existing or built in the future — useless, dirty, not-adapted city wall. As in nature every organism consist of huge amount of repetitious cells, which ensure reliability, I decided also to make up an universal modular system, which will allow to transform industrial building, grey skyscrapers, office blocks or even typical fences in green ecosystems. Such system would also provide with possibility to create buildings. On every step of the project I was seeking inspirations in nature, because to my mind it is the master of OPTIMIZATION and use of resources from surrounding (to which it is trying to adjust).
Organic waste are nearly 14% of our dust bins and composting is one of the easiest and cheapest ways of recycling. I propose system of gathering waste such as grass cuttings, tea bags, ripped cardboards, paper, fruit cuttings and much more, based on delivering new and collecting full containers — cells, which after changing sewage to soil are going to be ecological structure. Shape of every cell is the result of combining 2 functions: container for waste and the construction element of the building. Such wall can be a ground for plants which will reduce the amount of CO2 as well as have positive influence on microclimate. Thanks the tectonic of walls we can collect water and what is more birds would find the shelter there. Solar system is the combination of users' (sunlight) needs and system of getting solar energy. I had an idea to let everyone get involved in very simple but relevant way in creating our eco-cities."

Diagram © Stanislaw Mlynski
Diagram © Stanislaw Mlynski
Diagram © Stanislaw Mlynski

© Stanislaw Mlynski

1 comment:

hann said...

It is now even possible for the owners of such small-scale solar system to sell surplus power back to the grid, providing a small but significant income and allowing them to contribute the national energy supply.

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