Sustainable architecture needs quality and comfort which is very important for the life worldwide. Constructing materials are different but there are several basic ones that stayed for centuries. Such are clay bricks.
Columbia and other warm countries have a lot of difficulties with the hot weather. That’s why the Architects Miguel Niño and Johanna Navarro formed the Sumart Diseño y Arquitectura SAS studio that has a main goal to develop Sustainable Architecture solutions.
Bloque Termodisipador BT is their famous solution which is actually a clay brick that has irregular shape and protects the house of the heat. Solar radiation is high and the transfer of the heat is avoided in huge level by using this type of bricks in construction.
Sustainable Architecture with Geometrical Bricks
There are several types of these bricks and they are all looking like geometrical figures. Actually a rectangle and some type of triangle are mixed for better effect in the home interior. Many channels are used for the shape so the heat has several tunnels to pass till it gets to the interior of the house. That’s why this cooling system is functioning that well.
Those triangles has less exposed surface on the sun so they don’t get too much heat. The irregular form is also good sound isolation so the noise is turned on minimum.
The top of the block holds the mortar so it also avoids wasted materials. The UV rays are this way redirected from the ground. The natural finish that those bricks give to the façade also protects the owners of giving extra money for façade building. Those bricks on the way they are installed look very unique and interesting so the façade is already made with the building of the building. Those facades will be used a lot when the effects of the sustainable architecture will be shown and practically confirmed of the owners.
- Reduce thermal discomfort in order to minimize the use of climate control devices.
- Address the lack of new sustainable energy solutions in construction that are available to everyone.
- Decrease the amount of installation materials, finishes and construction time.
- Promote the clay industry through design, taking advantage of manpower, adjacent primary materials and traditional industrial systems.
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