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Artigos e pesquisas

Artigos e pesquisas* sobre os temas: economia circular na construção civil, design bioclimático, arquitetura de baixo impacto ambiental, materiais de construção, arquitetura biofílica, entre outros.

(*Escritos por Danielle Khoury Gregorio)


Vernacular architecture and its sustainability lessons for Amazon cities

The traditional Amazon architecture reveals precise knowledge and techniques for the construction of buildings in great harmony with the natural landscape. An in-depth study of local architecture can provide relevant lessons about sustainable construction, enabling the design of buildings with greater energy efficiency, lower environmental impact and that are better integrated in the territory.


Bio-based insulation materials: a more sustainable alternative for civil construction.

Made from agricultural by-products or recycled materials, bio-based insulation emerges as a promising alternative for civil construction, as it provides a variety of benefits for people's health and also for the environment. 


Invasive Species as a potential resource

Invasive species are a major threat to the environment and the economy. In search of solutions to this issue, researchers have developed studies on how invasive species can be used in the civil construction sector, helping in the recovery of local biodiversity and minimizing the impacts arising from the production of construction materials.


Alternatives for a circular economy: building materials based upon açaí seeds

Açaí fruit is a biologically renewable resource from the Amazon, whose tonnes of seeds are being discarded everyday in the region. However, the promising studies show the great potential of  the seeds in the construction market, responding to the waste problem and strong demand for affordable and local building materials.


Design for Disassembly

Dr. Philip Crowther, Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Built Environment of Queensland University of Technology, explains which are the key principles of design for disassembly and how to integrate them into an architectural context.


Mycelium insulation – turning waste into a resource

Biohm is a bio-manufacturing startup firm, based in the United Kingdom, that draws on nature for inspiration and innovation. Its Engagement Lead, Evie Faure, tells us how they use mycelium (the vegetative filament root structure of mushrooms) and organic substrates that are the by-products or wastes of other industries to make clean and effective insulation panels.

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