|Metropol Parasol under construction © Juergen Mayer H. Architects|
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|Metropol Parasol now complete — Overall structure © Juergen Mayer H. Architects|
Image: Ignacio Ysasi
Originally appeared on designboom
Definition: According to Nina Rappaport, Deep Decoration is "the integrating structure as part of a project where the parts to the whole have a meaningful and necessary relationship." Deep Decoration is the fruit of a cross-disciplinary collaboration that leads to "typologies in which structure is both subtle and emphatic, and seen in the resulting deep decoration as a holistic spatial structure." Read her article "A Deeper Structural Theory" published in Architectural Design, "The New Structuralism: Design, Engineering and Architectural Technologies", July 2010, see also "Deep Decoration" published in 30/60/90 Architectural Design, November 2006.
Bioclimatic Shell: DRA&U's Rossi Sud Bioclimatic Mixed-use Complex in Latina, Italy. He received the second prize (ex-equo) for the design of this complex. What is Rossi Sud Bioclimatic Mixed-use Complex? A continuous surface to respond to a limited space and a connectively-distribution space. First the shape of the building is derived from the study of the geometry of shells. Finally, the building integrates a geothermal system, precisely, heart to disperse the minimum content of energy and self-regulating systems based on passive elements naturally bioclimate. This allows for minimizing the active contribution of primary energy production systems.
|Rossi Sud Bioclimatic Mixed-use Complex in Latina, Italy © DRA&U|
|Diagram concept — shells © DRA&U|
|Low enthalpy geothermal heat pump in summer period © DRA&U|
Pentagon-à-la-française: here is the ambition of this hexagon-shape new Ministry of Defence, Paris, France. This complex will be designed by three architects Nicolas Michelin, Jean-Michel Wilmotte and Pierre Bolze/Atelier 2-3-4. Apart from the shape of the building, the aeraulic installation* is another strong and important point of this building proposed by Nicolas Michelin. This system is supposed to provide natural ventilation and energy-saving. Photovoltaic panels and this aeraulic system are announced to satisfy 80% of heating and cooling requirements a French Blog Grand Paris et petits detours said. Let's see if this strategy will commensurate the architect's ecological ambition.
|Ministry of Defence, Paris, France © Nicolas Michelin, Jean-Michel Wilmotte|
and Pierre Bolze/2-3-4 Ateliers
Originally appeared on le figaro
* Aeraulic is the science and technique of treatments and distribution of natural air.