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Ecological Building By T A Vijayasanan Term Project for ME 599 Submitted to: Prof. Steven Skerlos Contents The term project what is the problem? why is it important? what has been done? what i am going to do? Environmental impacts of building Sustainable built environments
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By T A Vijayasanan
Term Project for ME 599
Submitted to: Prof. Steven Skerlos
Drinking water business is profitable these days
F L Wright’s “Falling Water” is a good example of how to build in harmony with Nature
Protecting green areas must be high on our priority list
Eden Project by Architect Nicholas Grimshaw makes use of minimum material
wasted heat. CO2, CO, SO2
gray water, sewer
waste, recyclable materials
Strategies to reduce impact on the ecosystem:
‘Paper house’ by architect Shigeru Ban uses cardboard and recycled paper
Architect Glen Murcutt’s house for an aborigine family in Australia
Building is lifted off the ground to minimize environmental impact. Sustainable methods such as use of locally available materials employed.
‘House R128’ by Werner Sobek in Stuttgart uses completely recyclable materials, produces no emissions and is self sufficient in terms of energy requirements
Landscaping at the Salk Institute at La Jolla, CA by Louis Barragan, employs methods to conserve water and achieves beautiful spaces
Well Articulated windows in ‘Hawa Mahal’, Jaipur provides cool breeze in a desert area
These typical Kerala (India) houses use rainwater harvesting methods and pitched roof for shading
Nomadic life & sparse requirements drove the architecture of the past and made it sustainable
These castles in Europe use small fenestrations to minimize heat loss
Alarming number of industries, poor living conditions, deteriorating environment mark the industrial era
The early & mid 20th century is characterized by:
New York the city of skyscrapers
Commerzbank headquarters in Germany by Architect Norman Foster uses garden terraces every 12 floors
‘Menara Mesiniaga’ by Ken Yeang in Malaysia is a revolutionary high-rise building design using sustainable principles
All things are connected like the blood that unites us, We did not weave the web of life. We are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.