The Solar Vineyard House by Michael Jantzen is a conceptual proposal for a house designed especially for wine lovers in the temperate climate of California. The 5000 square foot structure incorporates a small wine making facility, and it would be built in the middle of its own private vineyard. The house would be partially powered by four large curved solar panels that are integrated into the south side of the structure. The house also incorporates natural ventilation and the interior is shaded with large overhangs that extend over all of the glass windows and doors.
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Natural calamities, such as flooding, are a common phenomenon that affects millions of people worldwide, including South East Asia, and leave people homeless at the mercy of nature. Addressing the issue, Vietnam-based architectural firm by the name H&P Architects has come up with a sustainable housing solution that promises to provide shelter to the people who lose their homes due to devastating floods.
Designed by Michael Jantzen, the Home-Scape is a design study for a prefabricated, modular, building system, which can be increased or decreased in size, and the shape can be changed to accommodate changing needs. The material of choice for its construction is a lightweight pre-insulated concrete composite panel. The shapes of the structures are intended to create an organic landscape of buildings when they are clustered together. A few basic components can be joined together in many different ways to sculpt a great variety of forms.
The Entangled Pavilion by eco-conscious architect and designer Michael Jantzen is one in a series of design studies that explore new ways in which architecture can be reinvented in order to become more responsive to the people who use it. This is a design study for a new kind of interactive architecture.
With changing environmental conditions, architecture too will have to go through a major transformation to sustain humanity in a world where energy doesn’t come cheap. Working on the same lines architects from FIXd Architecture have come up with Mo Ventus – a conceptual luxury house with transformable shape and zero energy credentials that can be built anywhere in the world.
Designed to offer a new life to Atacama Desert, situated near the Pacific Ocean in the Republic of Chile, the “Mist-Tree” from a bunch of American designers, including Yeonkyu Park, Kwon Han, Haeyeon Kwon and Hojeong Lim, is a skyscraper which can reduce the drought coming from the high ranges of the Andes Mountains. Though the Atacama Desert is located close to the Pacific Ocean, still it is constantly dry because of its geographic condition. At the moment the mist coming from the Pacific Ocean cannot get through the mountain and creates a “rain shadow effect.”
Discarded or used shipping containers with their unique configuration offer a great scope for designers to let loose their creativity and produce some innovative structures, which not only presents unique formation to meet individual needs but also helps in sustaining the environment by recycling the metal waste. Check out the Jike idea shipping container building concept by Beijing’s Jikerzhicheng product design that as the name suggests is made using an old 20 foot shipping container.
Brooks + Scarpa Architects have successfully completed construction on the Green Dot Animo Leadership High School in Los Angeles which features a rich plethora of clean energy generating and energy conserving systems. The school which is located under the flight path into LAX will provide learning facilities for about 500 students.
After winning an international competition to design an environmentally friendly and luxurious apartment complex for residents of Taipei, Vincent Callebaut Architectures has announced that it has begun construction on its highly anticipated Agora Garden project, which is designed to become an inhabited and cultivated vertical garden in the Xinyin District of Taipei.