Residential Architecture and Design: TORRE HÁBITAT
Torre Hábitat: a new residential model.
This architecture project is designed to decarbonise and improve the environment. The construction 4.0 methods in wood and recyclable materials, prefabricated and removable systems, and the use of energy measures make the building produce a positive footprintin its urban context.
In addition to the benefit for the health of our planet, the proposed socially sustainable residential model stands out, turning Torre Hábitat into a role model, a building that is not less bad but good for society and nature.
This project has been carried out in collaboration with the team of Martin Lejarraga Architecture Office.
There are no zero-emission trees, all trees are good, considering the inclusion and relationship to the urban environment and the biosphere, for the planet. Michael Braungart
Purpose and features of the project
INCLUSION AND RELATIONSHIP WITH THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT AND THE BIOSPHERE
Torre Hábitat is coherently placed in its surroundings. To the North, it maintains the alignment of the adjoining building and, to the Southeast and Southwest, the façade is dematerialised to provide the building with terraces and gardens that act as solar protection and create a bio-habitat conducive to all users of the building: people, plants and animals.
NATURAL AND LANDSCAPE CONTINUITY
The natural areas of the building are projected towards the surrounding green spaces, promoting a biological and landscape interrelationship with them.
A SOCIETY AND COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL MODEL
Torre Hábitat addresses an indefinite number of social contexts and situations, providing a flexible and adaptable residential solution over time. Community life is sought from an innovative perspective.
NATURE, BIOHABITABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
Torre Hábitat integrates the environment into its design. Extensive natural habitats are created in and on the building. Integrating nature into the complex enhances biohabitability, which is also fostered by good natural lighting and ventilation, great indoor temperature and humidity and the use of healthy building materials, among others.
The Torre Hábitat architecture project is designed to decarbonise and improve the environment.
Torre Hábitat is an example of sustainable construction and circular economy. The main raw material is wood, which stands out for having a minimum CO2 footprint as well as an execution speed and accuracy far superior to traditional building materials as it is fully recyclable and reusable. Wood is accompanied by recycled materials for coatings and carpentry.
- ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND DECARBONISATION
The International Energy Agency (IEA, 2011) and the IPCC consider that carbon capture and storage (CCS) are keys to technologies that are necessary to reduce global warming by means of high global emission reductions. Torre Hábitat is a CO2 capture building and a Positive Energy building.
This project is a clear example of construction 4.0, i.e. the sustainable construction of houses, which support the circular economy and generate a positive footprint on the environment and its urban context. A design and construction concept to which IDEA is firmly committed in order to carry out architecture projects where innovation and sustainability are key.