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Sustainable Design of Ceredo Housing Complex in Spain

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:49 AM
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by esuryono last modified Aug 15, 2011

Usually, government subsidized housing complex looks not clean, ugly, and is built with minimal features. zon-e arquitectos  from Spain designed a subsidized sustainable housing building in in a former mining town in the center of the Cantabrian mountains. With all of its sustainable features, this building offers long term sustainability and minimal living cost. This eco construction [...]




 

 

Usually, government subsidized housing complex looks not clean, ugly, and is built with minimal features. zon-e arquitectos  from Spain designed a subsidized sustainable housing building in in a former mining town in the center of the Cantabrian mountains. With all of its sustainable features, this building offers long term sustainability and minimal living cost.

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This eco construction adopts checkerboard pattern for its exterior, with lovely black coal-colored bricks are used. There are 15 units available and all units are designed carefully to provide privacy and individuality for each unit, also to achieve high sustainability. Each apartment has its own unique floor plan, size, and distribution.

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Passive heating concept is adopted to provide warmth by natural sun heating, by setting the opening facade to be oriented to the south. The building’s color also support the solar gain, as dark color may absorb heat from surroundings. Sustainable energy, such as solar panel, is used to provide energy and heat.  High performance insulation is also used. All of these facilities are provided to keep each apartment warm in chilly winter months.

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The design of this eco friendly building is not only simple and beautiful, but also provide high sustainability in order to provide minimal living cost for the inhabitants. This should be done as this is a social housing, where the inhabitants should can’t afford to spend a lot of money for the home’s maintenance and energy cost. This sustainable building should be a proof where sustainability meets affordability.

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