A building scheduled for a workspace of a sculptor who intervenes in public spaces, Carlos Barreira, professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts at University of OPorto, and a residential area for the same. A project aimed at sustainability and integration of a program of average complexity in the historic city of Porto, considered World Heritage by UNESCO. Integrate technical and aesthetic is a challenge for environmental technologies and the architectural design. The main function of a photovoltaic material is energy production. A search for this building to be sustainable not clashed with his form but integrated it directly on their coordinates adjusting ease this process happen smoothly and thereby enhancing its integrity addressing environmental problems.
Inside, the materials are prepared for easy cleaning, whereas the client is a Sculptor producing XXL pieces of art, which produce dust, thereby its cleaning can be rapidly and effectively containing industrial suction intended for the purpose also has tiles washable and glass in the courtyard for absolute cleanliness.
The entire building has been optimized to just live a sustainable passive without using electric energy containing climate-optima for its coordinates ,sun reference, materials used, and openings designed, but also can live with photovoltaics panels at all their glasses for extra energy required by industrial machines to the exercise of sculpture.
(this works ad A (18) at Construction Discipline, by ESAP)Architect: Vanessa Sena Jorge Project name: Casa Carlos Barreira
Award: Final Projet of Mestrado Integrado em Arquitectura ESAP, Porto Year: 2009