Buildings account for around 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the European Union.
Curtains walls, associated with modern architecture and large office building stock, are often criticized for their limited insulation properties. Existing buildings, including historical ones, are responsible for up to 60% energy losses through the envelope.
Post date: 28 Jan 2021
This timber-framed building is located in Saint-Samson-la-Poterie in the Oise region (northern France), over Paris, and especially in the natural region called "Pays de Bray".
It was the barn of a landlord housing of the 17th century and it has recently been retrofitted and restored by the owner himself. A careful work on the materials and on the execution was made.
Post date: 29 Nov 2020
The project belongs to a larger urban intervention with the new Grand Parc in Bordeaux, with green area and public spaces, and it occupies a central place in redefining the neighbourhood. It also has an identity vocation because it constitutes a visual catch from the perspective created by the plot where it is located. The volume, simple but slightly decomposed, expresses the public and private use of the building and highlights a forecourt that opens on the urban project of the Grand Parc.
Post date: 1 Sep 2020
The renovation of the residential complex of Via Passeggiata dei Castani is one of the interventions developed within the FP7 Smart City project SINFONIA and has been concluded at the beginning of 2019.
The area is located in the east side of the city of Bolzano, under a mountain and the complex has been build in the ‘90ies. The complex is owned by the Municipality of Bolzano and it is composed by two buildings, that have 72 apartments distributed by four staircases for a total surface of 7456 m2.
Post date: 28 Jul 2020
This hard-stone elementary school is located in Mulhouse in the Alsace region (north-eastern France), near the border with Germany. It is a listed building, since it was built in XXVIII sec as a spinning factory at a time which Mulhouse had an active textile industry and became a school in 1870. It has recently been retrofitted with a project balanced between low energy consumption and heritage preservation, with the availability of a constraint budget.
Post date: 6 Jul 2020
The building is used as a residential, and the aim of the renovation has been the conservation of the ancient walls of the medieval castle, considering modern comfort standards with the target of achieving a building ad a high standard of energy efficiency, (i.e. the NZEB standard).
Post date: 23 Jun 2020
Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.
Join us on Thursday 18th June, 14:00-15:30 for an update on our Plastics in Construction Group and Dragon's Den pitch event.
Post date: 5 May 2020
Development of environmentally-friendly Bio-sources aerogel as the support Core for vacuum insulation panels (VIPs)
Post date: 2 Apr 2020
Fostering Knowledge and Applications of New Aerogel Superinsulation in Architecture and Construction
Post date: 1 Apr 2020
The university city of Freiburg is home to an innovative city hall that is now the biggest surplus-energy building in Europe. The building boasts outstanding thermal insulation that allows for low-temperature heating and high-temperature cooling. To minimise energy demand, the building is fitted with a ventilation system that uses heat recovery. The building is heated and cooled efficiently by using energy in the ground water.
Post date: 16 Mar 2020