Unit 4

Digital Design Research

Unit 4 attempt to address the ongoing debate in regards to the National Centre for Policy Analysis and their 278 - Living with Global Warming document. Looking at alternative or perhaps supplementary actions to the Kyoto Protocol’s approach of CO2 mitigation, UNIT04 adopts the alternative approach of adaptation. It is our interest to not only help reduce society’s vulnerability to the consequences of climatic change, but to help heighten architectural qualities of living within these new environments.

In the face of the most exacting energy target in the world of eliminating all carbon emissions in non-domestic buildings by 2016 or by 2020 as in the UK Green Building Council report as well as the loss of a public domain in our cities, UNIT04 is, besides an environmental performance, searching for a new aesthetic and architectural delight in climatically responsive architecture. The direct aim of Unit04 is to exploit how passive solar design, future carbon legislation and emerging material science coupled with the emergent design, fabrication and production technologies could be a springboard for increasingly creative, innovative and specific design propositions to emerge.

Ecobuild Prototype

Details

Course Professional Diploma in Architecture RIBA Part 2

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 Ecobuild Prototype
Unit 4 Ecobuild Prototype

 

 SDE2012 in London context
SDE2012 in London context

 

 SDE2012 in the press
SDE2012 in the press

 

 Ecobuild V3
Ecobuild V3

 

 Design Development
Design Development

 

 Ecobuild
Ecobuild

 

 Ecobuild Prototyping
Ecobuild Prototyping

 

 Ecobuild Prototyping
Ecobuild Prototyping Nkesi Nduka

Nkesi Nduka 

 Ecobuild assembly
Ecobuild Assembly

 

 Ecobuild assembly
Ecobuild assembly 2

 

 Exterior layers
Exterior layers

 

 Interior view
Interior view

 

 Rooftop view
Rooftop view

 

 Isometric
Isometric

 

 Passive strategies
Passive strategies

 

Anna Nenaseva
David Rieser
Philip Earley
Krists Ernstsons
Nkesi Nduka
Alex Potter
Stephen Osborn
Gustavo Balague
Lucas Dowsett
Georgia Neesham

Iain Maxwell
Jeff Turku
Jeff Day
Lida Charsouli
Carsten Vellguth

Robert Mull
Marcus Bowerman, Mark Angus, Ed Alves and Anatol Just of Metworks
Anne Markey and Jen Ng (The Projects Office)
Carsten Vellguth
Toby Burgess
Dean Bové
Elliott Krause
Jooyun Cho
Kang Chung
Lida Charsouli
Åsa Johansson