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.
Glass bottling Plant Cristalchile in V Región, Chile by Guillermo Hevia
April 12th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Guillermo Hevia
An undulating mantle making an analogy with the geographical area placed in favor of the predominant winds. The use of multiple maintainable technologies creates the suitable environment for working and production of glass bottling.
The project is a Glass Bottle Factory located to the north of Santiago, Chile, in an extremely windy valley surrounded by mountains, called Llay-Llay, which in the mapuche language means wind-wind.
This location was an opportunity and a real challenge for our project so the main idea is a waving mantle moved by the winds of the area, making an analogy to the geography and the landscape. The wavy shape seems the mountains of the landscape and also presents less resistance to the wind.
The transparencies of the glass façade makes the production process transparent and it´s also an architectonic speech of simple and categorical decisions, emphasizing the handling of light and shadows, showing the huge industrial scale.
Building has a geothermal system to obtain natural air conditioning. The air passes through several lines of underground pipes before introducing it, into the building. This uses the land as heat interchanger because the land has a constant temperature. So, it can cool in summer and offer warmth in winter.
1. Instead of air conditioning and central heating system we propose a geothermal system for interior environment.
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