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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

Right to Energy in Rome, Italy by OBR – Open Building Research

March 22nd, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: OBR – Open Building Research

In a time when it is our duty to investigate alternative non-oil based energy sources, Smart Grid represents the most sustainable model in environmental, energetic and economic terms. The nodes in the energy grid will be the power stations of the future: intermodal and social centers, in which we will be able to exchange energy and data, and interact socially as if we were in a market, or rather in an energy mall. In these energy malls we will switch from “volumetric” vehicles for long-distance travel short-distance movements (electro assisted and automated individual devices that are an extension to one’s body).

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  • Architects: OBR – Open Building Research
  • Project: Right to Energy
  • Location: MAXXI, Roma, Italy
  • Design Manager: Andrea Debilio
  • Project Manager: Michele Renzini
  • Collaborators: Viola Bentivogli, Andrea Casetto, Dario Cavallaro, Benedetta Conte, Maria Lezhnina, Elisa Siffredi, Izabela Sobieraj
  • Consultants: Articolture, Artiva, Bartolomeo Mongiardino, Buro Happold, Liraatvisuals, Microb & Co, Visual Lab
  • Design Year: 2013

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The bicycle is a perfect example of a corporal use my body to move in the space, truly experiencing the surrounding environment and accumulating energy that I can then reuse for other purposes. A new Smart Grid mobile will encourage sustainable, individual energy production.

Image courtesy OBR – Open Building Research

The project investigates the space where energy exchanges take place, from extra urban to urban, from collective to individual, with the objective of enhancing the landscape The purpose is to reveal the landscape and promote a renewed sense of community. We imagine a new form of democratization of energy. Everybody can transform and exchange.

Image courtesy OBR – Open Building Research 

Image courtesy OBR – Open Building Research

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