Green Building Construction by Samyn and Partners
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This green home building was designed by Samyn and Partner, an architectural firm from Belgium. The sustainable building is a mixed-use building, owned by a cinematographer, consists of the residence, the production studio, and the workspace. The construction was finished at 2007, after 8 years. The plants cover the wall, creating a gorgeous look for [...]
This green home building was designed by Samyn and Partner, an architectural firm from Belgium. The sustainable building is a mixed-use building, owned by a cinematographer, consists of the residence, the production studio, and the workspace. The construction was finished at 2007, after 8 years. The plants cover the wall, creating a gorgeous look for this green living building. They really make this house looks green.
The project was aimed to maintained an existing structure of a small one story house on the ground level at the beginning. Then, it was evolved by providing some structures, such as the entry hall, large office and kitchen for the residence, the living room and stairway extend to the rest of the building. The sustainable home design was then involved vegetated façades to cover the exterior.
The architectural design has curvy form, wrapped with façades of some exotic plants chosen by botanist Patrick Blanc. In the initial time, it was planned to cover the building by ivy and using patinated copper materials for roofing. Now, the sustainable construction is just like a vertical garden. The vegetated façades cover the east, north, and south parts, make th house very private. The west side is covered by glass to capture an excessive amount of sunlight in the summer months. To protect the sustainable house from overheating, immense trans-lucid white polyester curtains in widths of 1.6 m are suspended from the top of the structure to the ground floor run along this great window. These curtains are also aimed to control the natural heating and the cooling for the house.
The space allocation for this sustainable housing design was done very carefully. The studios occupy all of the cellars and some parts on second floor. The second floor also features master bedroom, the bedrooms and bathrooms for 5 kids. The mezzanine is protected by a textile netting that leads to the glassed-wall facade. Wooden materials dominate the interior.
Some careful planning was done, including the support system determination, such as the insulation, the water-tightness necessary for plant life, the plantation’s life support system, such as irrigation, fertilization, etc. set in a felt support stapled to rigid PVC panels. All were done to support sustainability of the building, where the plantation can act as a natural air filter and providing real green color for the green design.