Bio Architecture (Luca De Michele)

The bio-architecture is the whole set of disciplines that implement environmentally and surmise a helpful way towards the environmental ecosystem.

Bio-architecture tends toward reconciliation and integration of human activities and behavior with the existing environmental and natural phenomenon, in order to achieve a better quality of life for present and future.

 Some of the basic design principles of ecological design are:

  • optimize the relationship between the building and the context in which it is inserted

  • safeguard the ecosystem

  • use of natural resources (water, vegetation, climate)

  • don’t cause harmful emissions

  • use environmentally friendly materials and techniques, preferably belonging to the local material culture

  • designing flexible buildings with eventual removal, replacement or additions to facilities, and possible extensions or changes of use

 The ecological house can make use of renewable energy: for heating you can use solar panels. For electricity you can use photovoltaic panels, or take advantage of wind power plants with a mini or micro wind energy, small hydroelectric facility or if available a stream with the appropriate characteristics.

 Important name is Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect who was central figure for organic architecture.

Falling water by Wright

 http://www.sandrini.it/design/tetti-verdi.html
http://www.ecotecture.com/your-ecological-house/
http://www.ecologichouse.it/
http://www.simondale.net/house/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_house
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecovillage
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