Top 5 of the Smartest Buildings in the World
October 29, 2018Today's technological development is progressing faster every day. This transformation also impacts the smart design, the architectural spatial conception and the multifunctionality, which is continuously adapted to the needs of a millennial generation. These innovations have as a purpose the use of new tools and knowledge for the creation of more complex architectural structures, that require more ambitious integral processes to turn them into projects with technical, financial and legal viability.
At echeverrimontes we are creative and innovative professionals who work in function of technological development by means of highly professional designs, framed in novel tendencies looking for the sustainability that characterizes us as a reference in the Colombian market. Our architecture firm pursues the efficiency of a spatial composition and its functionality is enriched through a holistic conception, as are intelligent buildings.
The computational design in architecture aims to use a software as a basis for creative and technical development. The complementation between the designer and the computer allows reaching the most complex limits. As Colombian architects, we support and promote the progress of society through the construction of smart buildings that benefit the cultural and economic development of society, driven by the implementation of the most advanced technology. At echeverrimontes we forge our projects based on the efficiency and the avant-garde architectural comfort, with modern and smart tendencies, always inclined towards cutting-edge technologies in the analysis and architectural conception.
Smart DesignThis methodology focuses on the application of detailed techniques and practices that provide solutions adapted to the needs of the user to provide a better quality of life. At echeverrimontes we apply the smart design based on the perspective of the use of spaces according to the environmental conditions available, whether it is ventilation or natural lighting, as well as functional and operational determinants, which characterize smart design as an integral advance. The development of computational design is based on the construction of networks composed of creative minds and computational capacity, to open wider fields of design in which the multiplicity of solutions allows the evaluation of more complex projects, generating bigger innovative ideas and more ambitious solutions.
Smart Design CharacteristicsSmart design has relevant characteristics such as:
- Sustainability: smart buildings, beyond being considered modern, are also highly sustainable, since their vision is oriented towards efficiency in the use of resources.
- Functionality: smart constructions promote social interaction, creating pleasant environments for the habitat, through versatile and stimulating spaces.
- Spatial Efficiency: The scope of the use of spaces depends on the location and geographical conditions that the place offers, to create spaces that meet the society needs.
- Water Reduction and Energy Consumption: smart design seeks a constructive and novel solution for architectural development without raising costs, always proposing the preservation of the environment and its ecosystem, through green areas and pleasant environments that are conducive to interaction with those who inhabit these buildings with nature.
- Balance between the Economic, Environmental and Social: intelligent design proposes to create spaces with high qualities that maintain a balance between the economic, the environment and social interaction to achieve improvement in living standards.
Smart Buildings in the WorldComputer design has been a stimulus for creativity in the contemporary field of architecture to generate different proposals in the world, which not only use new materials and incorporate new technologies but adapt very well to the environment and take advantage of environmental resources more efficiently, reducing negative impacts. That is why at echeverrimontes we show you which are the 5 most important smart buildings worldwide:
- The Crystal – London
The Crystal is located in London, England, and is considered one of the most sustainable buildings worldwide. It does not use heating, construction emits 70% less CO2 than any office and 100% of the water used for toilet hygiene is recycled because its smart design implements ground heat pumps to generate its own energy and collects rainwater to maintain the bathrooms and the irrigation system. In addition, this building uses the technology available to charge the electric cars and the cleaning area is in charge of robots. Its façade gives meaning to its name, a sophisticated and elegant glass.
- The Edge - Amsterdam
This is another architectural work located in Amsterdam, Holland, and is ranked as the most intelligent office complex in the world. It has a system that monitors, analyzes and organizes the activities performed and grants the amount of light or temperature that the user desires. The atrium is covered with solar panels that produce more energy than they consume, and its geographical location allows the entry of natural light into the interior, so they reduce the use of energy simultaneously. It also stores rainwater for use in toilets and irrigation of green areas.
- Leadenhall - London
Leadenhall is a smart building built in London, England, and its design responds to the temperature and direction of the sun because it houses 293 energy meters, along with a method of water collection, smart elevators and continuous ventilation every seven floors so that the air circulates freely. Its avant-garde style adheres a triple layer of glass with blinds that keep the ventilation of the space cool.
- Port of Portland - Oregon
The port of Portland built in Oregon, United States, was built with recycled materials and has a heating and cooling system, from a land source connected by a closed circuit 90 meters underground. At the same time, it also works with a recycling method for the use of bathrooms and cooling towers.
- Headquarters of Siemens - Mascar, Cite- Abu Dhabi
This last work was built in the United Arab Emirates. The desert of Abu Dhabi is the scene where the great technological advances are reflected since this construction saves 63% of energy and reduces water consumption by 52%. As for its design, its façade has an aluminum coating that minimizes the effects of the sun and the conditions of the geographical space, but in turn, maximizes the light by means of "wings" that move to take advantage of the sun.
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