Inspired by nature!
Environmental Education Centre
This building has been inspired by a termite hill. Natrufied architecture designed a beautiful CO2 end energy neutral building.
The Environmental Education Centre (picture) is housing offices, a restaurant, exhibition halls and a doctors practice. But for both of the buildings, the solar chimney is The Big Innovation!
In the solar chimney, air is drawn into the ground via pipes and discharged again via the tower. This principle is copied from ants and termites, which ingeniously craft corridors that regulate the temperature without active ventilation.
The buildings are designed with green roofs that isolate and will store all the rain and storm waters.
Inspired by nature
Working with ingredients from nature, the theme of Art d’eco has been developed as one of the main design philosophies of the office. With this the ambition is to support the environment as well as to create beauty: this makes the art of ecology.
All designs are inspired by Nature:
- embedding the program into the surrounding environment
- biomimicry design approach
- use of natural materials
- natural shapes or more abstract representation of natural patterns
- parametric structures and biotic material approach
Integrating high tech and low tech sustainability into the designs is a natural part of their design work.