Bio Architecture (Luca De Michele)Posted: May 24, 2011
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.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