Monday, July 29, 2013

Wind Vault House catches the wind

Keeping cool in tropical Singapore could be the whole problem, even if someone decides to turn to expensive and wasteful air conditioners to complete.

So when Wallflower Architecture and Design began to create Wind Vault House in the island nation, the company has established an elaborate system of passive cooling.
A bit like a store Wind Vault House to be honest, so far very attractive building. 

A two-storey (plus attic) home has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, maid's room, prayer room and even a lift. The area of ​​the building is 553 m (5950 sq ft) and rises above the ground on concrete piles.

As the name implies, Wind Vault House was built with the aim of maximizing catch the prevailing winds that blow from the nearest coastline, and therefore, the north and south facades of the house are made up of a plurality of wooden slats that perform multiple functions. In addition to the proposed functions, and rather banal privacy and reducing glare of the sun, wooden screens can be arranged at an angle, almost like a ship's sail, to catch the winds and directing them to the house.

In the Wind Vault House also has a swimming pool, located in a cooling by evaporation of the water and reduces the temperature of the air at the local level. Wallflower Architecture and Design also planted trees polyauliya (Polyalthia) to the border area, which, according to the comments of the company, will help reduce the air temperature. Wind Vault House was completed in 2012.

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