Architects certainly have their work cut out to come up with building design that makes best use of eco-friendly materials.
Thankfully there is a real push in this direction. Here are some of the techniques that are being used to construct homes and business premises of the future.
This really is a multi-purpose, highly effective building material. Here are just 5 examples of where it can be used:
Glass facades, partitioning and windows can either be manually or automatically controlled. Such operations work to regulate the amount of light, glare as well as heat that is passed through a building’s windows.
Smart Glass is highly effective at regulating the temperature inside buildings.
It can reduce the need for air-conditioning during the summer yet provide additional heating during those cold snaps and wintertime.
This flexible material comes in two forms, both of which respond to heat retrospectively:
This is a very appropriate name for futuristic buildings. Basically, architects will be responsible for designing buildings that generate the same amount of energy as they use over the course of their occupancy. In measurable terms this will be on an annual basis.
Net-Zero buildings operate through the use of passive systems which heat and cool interiors.
Without wishing to get overly technical the process consists of the building mass; examples being large areas of concrete, stone or water which are naturally used to retain heat throughout daylight hours. This heat is then gradually released during the evening’s cooler hours.
The above are just two examples of ‘new’ technology, but innovative architects have certainly not forgotten the past.
Materials such as:
We have only really touched the surface with regard to the ways that architects are looking at when it comes to the construction of eco-friendly buildings.
Progressive architectural companies have many other ideas, ways and materials that can be utilised when it comes to this type of innovative building construction.
If you are keen to understand more for your next building project, please do discuss the options with a well-respected architectural company.
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