The race is on! 17 countries compete to design sustainable housing in the @SDE2014 Decathlon http…

The race is on! 17 countries compete to design sustainable housing in the @SDE2014 Decathlon http…

Several are taking on the challenge of retrofitting for efficiency, including Atlantic Challenge from Nantes, a challenging metropolitan area. The idea is to incorporate farming within the context of city life. Project Resso from Catalunya is also about retrofitting and the addition of new social functions to existing buildings. The team from Delft in the Netherlands is tackling retrofitting by proposing the addition of a new skin around existing buildings composed of solar glass, photovoltaic panels and insulation, with additional technology to make them superefficient. A Japanese team and a team from Chile and France are separately looking at making earthquake-resistant buildings. The team from Bangkok is going further and seeks to create the ideal adaptive housing, built from sustainable timber, for survival of earthquakes, storms and constant flood threat, including a ...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/david-thorpe/26437...

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