Architects Gold Coast – Eco Design

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In passive solar building design, windows, walls, and floors are made to collect, store, and distribute solar energy in the form of heat in the winter and reject solar heat in the summer. This is called passive solar design or climatic design because, unlike active solar heating systems, it doesn’t involve the use of mechanical and electrical devices.

The above prefabricated wood FabLab house features a photovoltaic skin that is customized for Madrid’s unique solar resources. It is built on three legs and has space underneath for natural ventilation and a shaded patio. FabLab also features smart energy and temperature-monitoring systems, a garden, and a rainwater collection system on its roof.

The above residence known as Bungalow Mathugama is a gorgeous forest dwelling designed by architect Narein Perera that “touches the earth lightly.” Standing tall on stilts in the Sri Lankan jungle, the breezy structure has minimal impact on the ground below. The residence is made from steel, timber and locally sourced bamboo, and its shape pays homage to traditional Chena watch-huts.

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Rainwater tanks, solar hot water and electrical panels and a passive energy efficient design make the house largely self sufficient as well as being prefabricated before construction on site.

To see more Gold Coast  inspired passive solar designs see Architects Gold Coast.

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