Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Denby Dale Passive House in 3D!

As part of our REVIT Passive House Summer Competition, Gerard Nicholson used the details from the Denby Dale passive house in the UK to produce some excellent 3D images and movies of the details outlined in their super technical videos and briefing document.

Foundation/Ground Floor Detail

External Wall/Floor Detail 

Passive Window Detail

Roof Detail

Well done to Gerard as these are an excellent resource for anybody interested in passive house design and it sets a high standard for the competition!

All of the above videos were developed from details provided by the Green Building Store in the UK in the development of the Denby Dale House. 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Mitch Joachim - City, Ecology and Mobility

Check out Mitch Joachim's presentation at Postopolis, where he discusses the various projects he has been involved with in MIT and Terreform based on the themes of city, ecology and mobility. He stresses the importance of entire systems thinking and outlines different ideas on how we can rethink the future, moving from rivergyms, 'soft cars' and 'gentle' congestion, growing houses to 'on the fly' constantly moving cities. 

Pretty cool stuff. I will be posting more stuff about his work and other falling under the tags of 'future building solutions' and 'imagineers'