graham brenton mckay
Intersecting Shafts This project was a collaboration with sustainability consultant Bashar Al Shawa. The objective was to engineer a building from energy performance criteria alone and without recourse to any notions of architectural aesthetics or beauty. The building can be occupied in the conventional manner but its appearance, configuration and even its apartment layouts were secondary to the integrated performance of its building systems. Each two apartments share a vertical ventilation shaft open top and bottom. Faster moving air draws air cooled by reed beds up through the shafts to ventilate corridors intersecting them and, in the process, extract apartment air via the inner rooms.
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Intersecting Shafts This project was a collaboration with sustainability consultant Bashar Al Shawa. The objective was to engineer a building from energy performance criteria alone and without recourse to any notions of architectural aesthetics or beauty. The building can be occupied in the conventional manner but its appearance, configuration and even its apartment layouts were secondary to the integrated performance of its building systems. Each two apartments share a vertical ventilation shaft open top and bottom. Faster moving air draws air cooled by reed beds up through the shafts to ventilate corridors intersecting them and, in the process, extract apartment air via the inner rooms.
graham brenton mckay
graham brenton mckay
Intersecting Shafts This project was a collaboration with sustainability consultant Bashar Al Shawa. The objective was to engineer a building from energy performance criteria alone and without recourse to any notions of architectural aesthetics or beauty.
The building can be occupied in the conventional manner but its appearance, configuration and even its apartment layouts were secondary to the integrated performance of its passive and active building systems.
Each two apartments share a vertical ventilation shaft open top and bottom. Faster moving air draws air cooled by reed beds up through the shafts to ventilate corridors intersecting them and, in the process, extract apartment air via the inner rooms.