how architectural design can improve your quality of life
02
Jun

How Architectural design can improve Your Quality of Life?

Everyone has a separate point of view about the design. In spite of the varieties in how individuals characterize building plan, it has distinct key qualities, which incorporate the harmony among usefulness and feel, variation as per the necessities and character of the residents, and primary trustworthiness.

Construction Companies Lahore and the real estate developers believe that a good architecture design has a great impact and increases property values. A decent architectural design can improve life by making the space more comfortable, convenient, solid, and useful for wellbeing.

Our architects provide the architectural design of a building in such a way that improves the Quality of Life.

The concept of sustainability is also complex. A large part of sustainable design is related to energy saving, through the use of techniques such as life cycle analysis applied to products and production processes, with the aim of maintaining the balance between the initial capital invested and the value of the assets. long-term fixed assets. It also means creating spaces that are healthy, economically viable, and responsive to social needs.

Principles of Sustainable Construction: As prosperity increases, we desire more and consumption increases. This entails greater use of natural resources, and the consequent generation of waste, and finally the production of CO2.

Buildings, essential for life and consumption, could reduce adverse ecological effects through better design. The irony is that the most advanced nations in the world are also the ones that pollute the most. Industrialization generates high levels of carbon emissions that lead to global warming. The architecture alone cannot solve the world’s environmental problems, but it can contribute to the creation of a more sustainable human habitat.

n the world, the construction industry is responsible for:

40% of CO2 emissions

60% of raw material consumption

50% of water consumption

35% of the waste generated

We can say that all this makes it the least sustainable activity on the planet. It is clear that we must change and that the engineers, architects, designers, and specialists who work in the sector have a very important role in this change. Sustainable construction implies giving a twist to the conventional systems that have been used. Technological innovation, scientific-technical development, creativity, and cultural changes are essential. Projects must be analyzed from a social, economic, and environmental point of view to overcoming the excessive unsustainable growth.

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Sustainable architecture is, first of all, a set of techniques, methods, and uses of materials that minimize environmental impact. It groups together ways of building that vary according to the availability of funds, components, and talent, and also according to the environment, for example having a sustainable building in a city is not the same as having it in the country, there are already many ideas: walls covered with a stone that absorb heat from the sun and return it at night; trees to protect the houses from the wind or the sun, depending on the climate of the place; rainwater reuse systems; gardens planted with species not exotic but local, which have evolved to withstand the conditions of that environment.

From Cradle to Cradle: “Cradle to Cradle” (sometimes abbreviated as C2C). The chemist Michael Braungart and the architect  William McDonough are the creators and promoters of a new design concept that they call “Cradle to Cradle” design. It is a design concept inspired by nature. In nature all things are the product of a metabolic process and useful for other processes, there is no concept of waste. Every product, no matter how useless it may seem, is taken advantage of.

“Cradle to cradle” is, as opposed to “Cradle to grave” (from the cradle to the grave) a way of devising, designing, and producing in such a way that the elements that make up the products can be fully reused and reused. This implies a radically new conception of the traditional production system because it requires putting the idea of ​​eco-effectiveness and the balance between economy, equity, and ecology at the center of design and development. Furthermore, “Cradle to Cradle” is also the negation of the degrowth economy, of guild management, because it is not necessary to renounce material well-being and a certain form of abundance as long as what we build can be restored to its cycle own life.

There are three basic principles on which the Cradle to Cradle system is based:

  1. Everything must be designed to be a nutrient for something else (Waste = Food). The important thing is to understand that waste becomes the food of something else, but that what does not work on one side (whether they are considered waste or not), can serve on another. In nature, the residual materials of the metabolism of a given organism can constitute the food of another. The Cradle to Cradle system gets rid of the concept of waste because waste equals resources.
  2. Everything must be produced using the energy of incident solar radiation today. The Cradle to Cradle concept takes for granted the dependence on renewable energy sources that ultimately come from the sun, that is, the solar, wind, or hydraulic energy and various innovative biofuels, provided that they meet the requirements of the first principle of the C2C system and do not compete with food crops.
  3. Everything must contribute to diversity (biodiversity, conceptual diversity, and cultural diversity). Natural systems work and thrive through complexity. Compared to the standard solutions of the industrial revolution and the uniformity so highly prized by globalization, nature sustains an almost endless amount of variety and diversity. Each living being has developed a unique response to its immediate environment that guarantees its well-being and contributes to the balance of the system in concert with the other living beings with which it interacts. Rather than offering the generic solutions of traditional engineering, designs that celebrate and support diversity and locality better serve their original function by taking into account interactions with the natural systems in which they are embedded.

The second aspect of sustainable architecture is to produce energy-efficient buildings. This range of ideas includes almost self-sufficient houses, which obtain fuel, heat, and electricity from geothermal sources such as a copper tube that goes deep underground to heat water with waste heat that is several meters underground, solar panels on the roof, or some generator that converts compost into energy. They are houses, which do not have many appliances, the idea is to create places where it is as cool as possible in summer or as warm as possible in winter.

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Third, but of vital importance and directly related to the two previous aspects, sustainable construction must avoid contributing to the emission of greenhouse gases and the deepening of global warming. When the use of air conditioning equipment is reduced or the burning of fossil fuels, carbon dioxide is no longer emitted into the atmosphere; also when deforestation is avoided and when energy is saved throughout the life cycle of the building, from the manufacture of its components to its dismantling at the end of its useful life.

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A green building is environmentally responsible, economically profitable, and healthy to work or live. Without a doubt there are many positive aspects and benefits, sustainable architecture and design in Venezuela would give way to a new green industry which would generate many new jobs and a visual change of our cities with great environmental improvements. It uses renewable energy sources, it does not destroy the environment that surrounds it and it seeks to be self-sufficient.

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