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Nigeria’s Cost & Energy-Efficient Floating Schools / NLÉ
The Makoko Floating School is an ambitious project that is currently under construction in the water community of Makoko in Lagos, Nigeria by NLÉ, a collaborative agency whose mission is to provide architectural change for developing cities. The project seeks to create floating buildings that are designed to serve as educational classrooms for neighborhood children.
The three-story architectural structure, built as a triangular prism, is intended to float on water with a base made of 256 plastic drums. The floating construct is built with locally sourced wood, electrically powered with solar panels, and designed to house about 100 students.
While this first generation of floating buildings is being designated solely as educational center, the project is opening a new chapter in architectural design that can be applied to a variety of facilities for poor communities like Makoko to urbanize efficiently. Because of the project’s green initiatives, each building is more affordable and cost-effective. Additionally, they accommodate for the climate changes that are resulting in the rise of sea levels.
Netherlands Institute for Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) / Claus en Kaan Architekten
excerpts from archdaily;
The principal’s ambition was to implement the most sustainable research institute in the world based on the cradle-to-cradle philosophy.
The design and choice of materials exude sustainability. The building is made from renewable raw materials and economically produced without any harmful emissions. The hull is made of durable concrete without any artificial additives and no sealant, solvents or such like were used in the process. Used are products that carry quality marks such as FSC and PVC-free certified materials. Materials such as wood, glass, steel, flax, ground limestone and granular debris creates a streamlined building with an open and natural appearance.
Ever-evolving since 2008, The House that Kevin Built at University of Brighton has morphed into a home constructed entirely of free and recycled materials.
Based on an inexpensive, low carbon footprint home constructed in six days by designer/lecturer/TV personality/UofB grad Kevin McCloud - he’s the Kevin - the current incarnation of the continually updating project incorporates everything from straw-filled panels to scrap from a nearby building site.
GREEN VILLAGE, IBUKU
Green Village is a community of ecological houses sitting along the Ayung river, Indonesia. This houses co-exist with the natural landscape, using bamboo as its only building material on a multitude of scales. The architects have used very traditional building methods as well as local craftsmen. The dwellings are based around clusters of thick bamboo columns, like tendrils that weave into the floor beams and eventually attach to the thatch canopy.
Green Village es una comunidad de casas ecológicas situadas en la orilla de río Ayung, en Indonesia. Las viviendas cohabitan con el paisaje natural, utilizando el bambú como único material constructivo en distintas escalas. Los arquitectos han utilizado técnicas tradicionales de construcción, así como artesanos de la zona. La estructura se basa en una agrupación de pilares de bambú que se atan en el plano del suelo y que sujetan la cubierta de paja. vía efimeras