En­velop­ing Strate­gies for Hu­mans- We’ re mor­tals af­ter all

Industry Leaders - - Green Revolution -

We need air, fresh to be pre­cise. Surely, we won’t be get­ting any if we con­tinue to stay jam­packed in­side our fully air-con­di­tioned of­fice build­ings or homes. Now is the time when we need some­thing nat­u­ral, pure, and fresh. En­ter the build­ing skin that can breathe. You know, the sus­tain­able ar­chi­tec­ture sur­round­ing the breath­ing façade fea­tures var­i­ous en­ve­lope strate­gies for build­ings - the ex­ter­nally ven­ti­lated dou­ble wall, the in­ter­nally ven­ti­lated dou­ble wall, and the nat­u­rally ven­ti­lated atrium en­clo­sure.

Green­land Suzhou Cen­ter

It’s an ex­cel­lent ex­am­ple of nat­u­rally ven­ti­lated atrium en­clo­sure. The 358-me­ter sky-high sky­scraper in China’s Wu­jiang has used dig­i­tal aero­dy­namic mod­el­ing for its de­sign. The 42-story cen­tral atrium with win­dows acts like ‘lung’ for the sky­scraper. The win­dows are op­er­a­ble and the con­struc­tion is de­signed with a sole fo­cus to fetch the ad­van­tage of pre­vail­ing winds.

Im­age: Green­land Suz

Zhou Cen­ter

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