Pedro Gonçalves, Anápolis / Brasil, project WarmHouse
Педро Гонкалвес, Анаполис, Бразилия, проект «Тёплый дом»
The concept was to develop two main principles in the project. A social sustainability and energy efficiency for a house.
Social Sustainability — design to be built with local materials, local labor.Construction are all locally sourced materials — earth blocks walls, wood, all be found nearby to construct the home. Meanwhile, local people would be taught how to build the homes, giving them a new skill set and boosting the economy.
Energy Efficiency — Use of natural resources, natural ventilation, solar heater, natural materials and quality architecture in order to sustentability and low footprint. The idea focused on this principle is to use inexpensive technologies that can be applied in the project so as to minimize energy use and maximize the comfort of family.
Light shelves — are able to promote a better distribution of natural light throughout the depth of the environments. Captures the light radiation that is reflected to the ceiling environments, redirecting the radiation to the more distant areas.
Cloth Skirt — which has been attached to form walls for the hot air that rises above the stove. The air is channel led in these walls where it warms the floor above. This warm floor the acts as a warm radiator heating the rooms above below.
Hot Source — an extended the communal rooms, the heats comes from perhaps fire or the sun, and is absorbed in the thermal mass of the building, gradually, the heat is emitted back into the room over time.
Direct Gain + Natural Light — Solar radiation enters through the windows and absorbed by the heavy material. The collected solar energy is gradually released at night when there is no gain solar.
The energy efficiency project, studies were made regarding the amount of light entering the building in order to archieve a satisfactory result. With the entry points of light at strategic locations was also possible using and enjoying the passive heating of the building thus reducing the use of artificial lighting as well as the use of natural resources to heat the building.