Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Absolute Green Urban Tree in Israel by Dr. Joseph Cory Architect (designed using Autodesk Revit)
April 19th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
PV4All is a planning paradigm that explores original use of photovoltaic technologies in a growing need for a sustainable environment. Whatever we design and no matter what the size of our product is we must overlay it with PV in the manner you can see in all of GEOTECTURA’s work. The main motivation of the PV4All design is the need to merge architecture together with ecological values and cost effective technological design. PV4All promotes global awareness and communal responsibility and sees beyond a single short term solutions. It is a complete design philosophy and not just a single product or prototype.
This technological implementation concept should be for the people, increasing awareness and willingness around the globe. This urban scale structure contains greenhouse platforms on each of the dwelling floating cubes in the sky while keeping a minimal footprint on the ground. The bioclimatic structure capsule approach enables space and function flexibility. Freedom & Individuality in design of the size and function of each unit are preserved within each cube giving panoramic viewpoints and optimal air flow. Together with the multi dimensional absolute green environment and the terrace sky courts this versatile self sufficient capsules are reflecting a personal responsibility and commitment even in a higher ground. This new concept of two helicoids prefabricated infrastructure is like a growing urban tree trying to improve the dwellers’ life quality while living in the sky. The energy cubes incorporate PV technology and water tank facilities making this building energy independent. These mega cubes are weaving nature and communities back into the dense city.
The design gives a synergic approach to the environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability.
The environmental aspect presents an energy sufficient structure that is derived from the site conditions (wind, sun, acoustic) and allows research that simultaneously presents the available technologies to the public. The surrounding buildings can plug in to the available recycling and energy systems within the building.
The social aspect is achieved via human interaction throughout the entire building allowing formal and informal meeting places between researchers and visitors.
The economical aspect saves building area and maintenance cost.
The project is a living lab of ecological and social values for the community and the environment. It tells the story of the complex sustainability term and simplifies it to the public by strolling along the eco-wall, the ground floor and the roof that present current research of energy, water, soil, vegetation, materials and so on that they can see, touch and learn.
The building expresses sheer optimism and aesthetic wrapped with technology, nature and humanity. The building will be a key element in the future public road that will connect the nearby museums, the unique landscape and the zoological garden.
The building can absorb changing technology and keep being relevant and attractive for leading researches around the world. The eco-wall is an iconic ever-changing window display for the other universities and visitors and act as a constant social-educational contributor. The building can naturally grow up one floor without interfering with the look and the activities of the building and its occupiers.
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