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The Dandenong Precinct Energy Project in Victoria, Australia by PETER HOGG + TOBY REED ARCHITECTS

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Article source: PETER HOGG + TOBY REED ARCHITECTS 

The Dandenong Precinct Energy Project (P.E.P.) is a flagship project in the implementation of low carbon energy generation in Victoria. The P.E.P. will supply the buildings in a 7 hectare redevelopment precinct with electricity and heating thermal energy (Cogeneration) in the form of hot water with twice the efficiency of a typical gas fired power station, with less than half the carbon emissions of a coal fired power station. In addition, some building’s will utilize the hot water produced to run absorption chillers to provide cooling, resulting in even greater efficiencies, and further reduced emissions.

Image Courtesy © John Gollings

  • Architects: PETER HOGG + TOBY REED ARCHITECTS
  • Project: The Dandenong Precinct Energy Project
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: John Gollings
  • Project team: Toby Reed, Peter Hogg, Marcus Fajl, Ming Lie, Fairlyn Wiyono
  • Client: Places Victoria
  • Director of Infrastructure (Places Victoria): Nick Shashkoff
  • Project Manager: Hai Nguyen
  • Mechanical Consultants: Rudds Consulting Engineers
  • Acoustic Consultants: Rudds Consulting Engineers / Marshall Day
  • Structural Consultants: BDD Engineering
  • Builder: Becon Constructions (Aust)
  • Construction Manager: Peter White
  • Software used: Rhino

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

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

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).

Image courtesy OBR – Open Building Research 

  • 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

Punibach Hydroelectric Power Station in South Tyrol, Italy by Monovolume

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Article source: Monovolume

The Punibach hydroelectric power station is conceived as a fracture in the landscape. Harmonically integrated in its surroundings, it suddently brakes it open and reveals the machines in its interiors, which serve to transform natural powers into useful energy.

Image Courtesy Monovolume

  • Architects: Monovolume
  • Project: Punibach Hydroelectric Power Station
  • Location: Planeiler Alm (BZ), South Tyrol, Italy
  • Client: Puni Energie GmbH (Ltd.)
  • Programme: Hydroelectric Power Station
  • Realisation: 2010/11
  • Pressure Pipeline Length: 4.115 m
  • Turbines: 2 horizontal Pelton
  • Average Annual Production: 14,3 mil. kWh
  • Construction Cost: 9,0 mil. Euros
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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Energetic and Formal Renovation of an Industrial Building in Italy, Florence by TA Plan Design

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Article source: TA Plan Design

The renovation of the industrial building was done to reduce energy consumption for heating by installing a polystyrene foam “coat” on all the external involucre. Particular attention was also given to the summer behavior of the building that had significant overheating problems. All windows of the south side have been screened by curved section brise-soleil manually adjustable: trough this setting you can block the passage of sunlight in summer and instead favoring the passive solar contribution in winter season.

Energetic and Formal Renovation of an Industrial Building

  • Architects: TA Plan Design
  • Project: Energetic and Formal Renovation of an Industrial Building
  • Location: Italy, Florence

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Mack Energy Corporation in Artesia, New Mexico

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Article source: New Voodou

The architecture of the corporate offices for Mack Energy evokes the independent energy company’s engagement in oil and gas exploration, development and production in both form and materials. The boldly articulated curtainwall of the double height building entry recalls the skeletal form of drilling rigs whilecast relief on the concrete panels mimics the stratification of the earth. Throughout the building the abundant use of natural materials ties the structure to New Mexico’s diverse landscape environment — sun, desert, and mountains. Inside the atrium two of the soaring walls, clad in stone with a pattern that reveals the oil rich rock strata of southeastern New Mexico and west Texas, are also water walls that flow into a small interior pond though a channel imbedded in the floor. A tall, dramatic sculpture depicts a scene from an active well and echoes the articulation of the exterior frame.

Mack Energy Corporation

  • Architects: Van H. Gilbert Architect, PC
  • Project: Mack Energy Corporation
  • Location: Artesia, New Mexico
  • Project Architect: Van H. Gilbert Architect PC
  • Design-build contractor: Jaynes Corporation
  • Size: 50,000 square feet, two-story with a basement

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N.O.W. Green Icon by Rizoma Architetture

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Article source: Rizoma Architetture

NOW (NO WATT) means a Zero Energy Building.vGreen Icon has an energy consumption of EPtot=0,00 kWh/mc per year so it reaches the enegy class A+.

The first work-unit GREEN ICON, designed by Rizoma Architetture in collaboration with ProholzEmilia, is placed in the new BIOENERGY system in Mantova’s plain.

N.O.W. Green Icon

  • Architects: Rizoma Architetture
  • Project: N.O.W. Green Icon
  • Completed: February 2012
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Rhinoceros and Cinema 4D

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E.ON Energy Research Centre in Aachen, Germany by Zaha Hadid Architects

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid

Existing contours and infrastructure act as the primary form generator for a new research building at RWTH University – producing a structure which works in symbiosis with the man-made and natural elements that surround it. A structure which harnesses regenerative energy techniques to produce more power than it consumes.

E.ON Energy Research Centre

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: E.ON Energy Research Centre
  • Location: Aachen, Germany
  • Area: 5,000m2
  • Gross: 6,900m2
  • Completion Date: 2006 – TBC
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Gernot Finselbach
  • Assistant Project Architect: Philipp Vogt
  • Competition Team: Britta Knobel, Arnoldo Rabago, Margarita Yordanova Valova, Graham Modlen, Nils Fischer, Sara Klomps, Helmut Kinzler
  • Structural: Buro Happold Consulting Engineers (London, UK/Berlin, GER)
  • M & E / Services: Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH (Stuttgart, GER)

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Algae Green Loop in Chicago, Illinois by Influx Studio

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Article source: Influx Studio

While the world is looking for alternatives to fossil fuels, Algae is an unlimited source of energy, food, and most important, a remarkable natural CO2 absorber. Every industrial energy system inscribes its technological order into the urban fabric. Therefore, what shall be the shape and the fingerprint of the next ZERO CARBON economy in the big cities? So, which spatial implications shall have Algae’s new technologies, and which potentials integrations could be imagine for Algae bio reactors in central urban areas? Re-use is by far the most sustainable option: that’s why the key issue is how anticipate Algae’s green future in the core of the major cities, transforming existing building,  there where most of people live and where emissions of CO2 are the most important.

Fisheye

  • Architects: Influx Studio
  • Project: Algae Green Loop
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois

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Colors on Water in Venice, Italy by GruppoFonArchitetti (Designed using ArchiCAD)

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Article source: GruppoFonArchitetti

Venice is an organic city, where the sea water goes in for six hours and goes out for six hours from the lagoon, which surrounds the city.. The saltwater is mixed with fresh water of the lagoon, creating a unique ecosystem, where, perhaps, against nature, man has built. In these green water, due to the life of the seabeds, everything is reflected, starting from the sky which provides colour variations throughout the day, seasons and weather conditions.

Image Courtesy Daniele Domenicali

  • Architects: GruppoFonArchitetti
  • Project: Colors on Water
  • Location: Venice, old town centre, Italy
  • Customer: EstCapital Group
  • Project manager: GruppoFonArchitetti
  • Structure project: Venice Plan Engineering
  • Software used: ArchiCAD (to design the project) and Photoshop (to put the pieces together)

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GIS Stations in Denmark by C. F. Møller Architects

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Article source: C. F. Møller Architects

The Danish energy infrastructure operator Energinet.dk is actively upgrading the visual appearance of the Danish power grid. As a result, the large open-air switchgear stations are gradually being replaced with gas-insulated switchgears – also called GIS stations. The idea is to give the technical enclosure of these stations, typically placed in the open landscape, a distinct architectonic profile, and at the same time maximise their future flexibility.

Overall view

  • Architects: C. F. Møller Architects
  • Project: GIS Stations
  • Location: Miscellaneous sites across Denmark
  • Client: Energinet.dk
  • Size: 1,650 m2 (450 m2 workshops and 1,200 m2 GIS building)
  • Year of project: 2010
  • Landscape: C. F. Møller Architects

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