What is sustainable architecture?

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Sustainable architecture follows a series of parameters in the techniques applied and the materials used. If you are thinking of creating a project of this type, we will indicate the elements to consider for sustainable construction. The concept of eco-friendly construction was born in the 1960s and 70s, and since then, it has become one of the most popular trends in architectural projects.

sustainable architecture

Respectful and friendly architecture

Sustainable architecture employs techniques and materials that are environmentally friendly. The optimisation of natural resources is essential in this type of architecture, as it reduces the environmental impact of the construction project. In this kind of architecture, attention is paid to other important aspects, such as reducing transportation distances or manufacturing processes that demand a high amount of energy.

Similarly, as architects, we aim to create designs with systems capable of utilising the waste generated during construction and reusing it efficiently. Moreover, this type of construction greatly benefits the environment, thanks to the efficient use of energy, the use of recycled materials and friendly practices that do not cause any damage to the natural surroundings.

As a result, you become part of the trend to care for and protect the environment in the face of the current situation.

How is sustainable architecture achieved?

There are several elements we consider when creating designs with sustainable architecture. First, we inspect the site to establish the limitations and natural conditions. At this stage, we also verify the regulations and requirements indicated by the local authorities to proceed with the project without any issues.

Our designs focus on using and conserving energy efficiently for the structure, making use of good insulation in spaces and blinds or awnings, elements that function as passive building coolers. We use natural and recycled construction materials, along with renewable energy sources, making the construction and maintenance of buildings more economical.

In sustainable designs, we ensure high energy efficiency is maintained throughout the lifetime of the buildings to be constructed. We efficiently combine passive and active techniques, aiming to reduce energy needs and increase the capacity to capture energy or generate their own energy. Another aspect we consider is the correct placement and orientation of the building, with a design that integrates with its natural surroundings, to enhance energy efficiency.

A significant advantage we take advantage of with sustainable architecture is innovation in designs. The building will have a modern and impressive appearance that will surely captivate you. However, it differs in that contemporary architecture emerged in the late 1980s and has the primary purpose of creating designs and installations with greater environmental comfort and improved sustainability. Furthermore, this architecture places greater importance on the use of natural, non-polluting and recyclable materials.

Alejandro Giménez Architects, inspiring designs

With my studio, Alejandro Giménez Architects, I guarantee the creation of spaces that use the highest quality materials, all sustainable. In addition, I take into account the natural environment to adapt the construction to the situation in which it is located.

Do not hesitate and contact us for more information. You can also take a look at some of our projects.

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