Design process of the environment low-impact demonstrative project: interpretation center Cañadón del Duraznillo, Argentine Patagonia

Autores

  • Daniel Kozak University of Buenos Aires
  • John Martin Evans University of Buenos Aires
  • Silva de Schiller University of Buenos Aires
  • Guillermo Adamo University of Buenos Aires
  • Diego Abálsamo University of Buenos Aires

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20396/parc.v1i6.8634485

Palavras-chave:

Sustainable architecture. Solar wind daylight simulation. Patagonia.

Resumo

This paper presents the design process of the Cañadón del Duraznillo Interpretation Center, located in the San Jorge Gulf in the Argentine Patagonia. This project was commissioned as a result of the creation of the Cañadón del Duraznillo Nature Reserve on the Atlantic coast of the Province of Santa Cruz, Argentina with the aim of preserving the biodiversity of the sea-coastal environment associated with the Patagonian Steppe. The Interpretation Center program includes a multi-use space meant for exhibitions, conferences and film projections; an administrative office, a house for a park ranger and a room for guest researchers. From the first morphological sketches to the selection of materials and working details, this design process was guided by simulations and studies of the environmental conditions specific to this particular case, as well as by guidelines and general recommendations appropriate for this climate and geographical location gathered from previous design experience and specialized literature. The studies performed included simulations of direct sunlight, solar radiation, wind, natural daylight and thermal characteristics of the building skin. The aim of this paper is to present a specific case of energy efficient and environmental low-impact architecture and to examine the methodological productivity of architectural design assisted by bio-climatic studies in the lab.

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Biografia do Autor

Daniel Kozak, University of Buenos Aires

Urban Studies, Urban And Regional Planning, Architecture.

John Martin Evans, University of Buenos Aires

Director of the Research Center Habitat & Energy at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina

Silva de Schiller, University of Buenos Aires

Professor of Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism, University of Buenos Aires, since 1984, where she established the Chair of Environmental Design & Solar Architecture in the curriculum of the Faculty, the Research Centre Habitat & Energy, and the Laboratory of Environmental Studies, which she co-directs since 1987. Lectures in graduate and postgraduate courses in Universities of Mexico, Ecuador, Panamá, Spain, United Kingdom, Cordoba and Buenos Aires, and directs masters and doctorate theses.

Guillermo Adamo, University of Buenos Aires

Architect (University of Buenos Aires, 2001), Researcher at the Research Centre Habitat and Energy (CIHE-SI-FADU-UBA). Tutor at the University of Buenos Aires and University of Belgrano, Argentina.

Diego Abálsamo, University of Buenos Aires

Architect (University of Buenos Aires, 2010), Researcher at the Research Centre Habitat and Energy (CIHE-SI-FADU-UBA). Tutor at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Publicado

2011-07-31

Como Citar

KOZAK, D.; EVANS, J. M.; SCHILLER, S. de; ADAMO, G.; ABÁLSAMO, D. Design process of the environment low-impact demonstrative project: interpretation center Cañadón del Duraznillo, Argentine Patagonia. PARC Pesquisa em Arquitetura e Construção, Campinas, SP, v. 1, n. 6, p. 35–49, 2011. DOI: 10.20396/parc.v1i6.8634485. Disponível em: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/parc/article/view/8634485. Acesso em: 6 fev. 2023.