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Sustainable is beautiful 2018

Architecture contest for students

December 2018

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Raphaël Vouilloz

Sustainable is beautiful is an annual competition organized by the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST) at EPFL. The challenge of this edition, Active Housing, is to integrate a photovoltaic panel system developed by the laboratory into the facade. The program is a set of mixed housing to be designed on a plot of land in front of the school.

Located in the declination of the land, the tartan project integrates into the existing district by taking the form of a longitudinal building that completes the built context and benefits from a large south-facing facade. In direct response to its context of small houses, the volume developed over three and then two floors, taking advantage of the land to break its mass effect thanks to earthworks. BIPV panels are the central theme of the competition, producing energy and giving the building its character. Designed in wood prefabrication to reduce the grey energy of the construction, the project is also intended to be sustainable in the future life of the building, because the modular structure and the construction system allow great flexibility in terms of interior design and the use of space.

The first prize, worth CHF 4,500, was awarded to the "The Alchemist" project proposed by students Grégory DOS SANTOS, Sébastien LORENZINI, Nordine MAHMOUDI and Tobias RICHTERICH.

Click here to go to the competition page and discover the jury's report.

Sustainable is beautiful is an annual competition organized by the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST) at EPFL. The challenge of this edition, Active Housing, is to integrate a photovoltaic panel system developed by the laboratory into the facade. The program is a set of mixed housing to be designed on a plot of land in front of the school.

Located in the declination of the land, the tartan project integrates into the existing district by taking the form of a longitudinal building that completes the built context and benefits from a large south-facing facade. In direct response to its context of small houses, the volume developed over three and then two floors, taking advantage of the land to break its mass effect thanks to earthworks. BIPV panels are the central theme of the competition, producing energy and giving the building its character. Designed in wood prefabrication to reduce the grey energy of the construction, the project is also intended to be sustainable in the future life of the building, because the modular structure and the construction system allow great flexibility in terms of interior design and the use of space.

The first prize, worth CHF 4,500, was awarded to the "The Alchemist" project proposed by students Grégory DOS SANTOS, Sébastien LORENZINI, Nordine MAHMOUDI and Tobias RICHTERICH.

Click here to go to the competition page and discover the jury's report.

PV panels to be used as desired in the project ©Olivier Wavre

Photo : Olivier Wavre

Sustainable is beautiful 2018 : Active Housing
Sustainable is beautiful 2018 : Active Housing
Sustainable is beautiful 2018 : Active Housing
Sustainable is beautiful 2018 : Active Housing
Sustainable is beautiful 2018 : Active Housing
Sustainable is beautiful 2018 : Active Housing
Sustainable is beautiful 2018 : Active Housing
Sustainable is beautiful 2018 : Active Housing

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