The normal Urbanisation Model is to buy a nice piece of Land, partition it up into as many plots as possible, then cover the plots in concrete boxes, with some strips of rectangular grass. The original piece of Land has completely disappeared....
What if the nice piece of Land became even nicer......with paths, trees & shrubs, water features and animal habitats,
But where are the houses...
So imagine that the buildings have Green Roofs, therefore used to provide interesting contours into shape of the Land. Each building would be on a plot minimum of 1,500 sq. m, with no cars beside it , so no roads, then each building would be nearly invisible and integrated with the beautiful landscape.....
Steel Framework Structure
Conceptual Plan view
From the Top
The rest is our CUBRIC Design Process
The Building Design and the overall Land Configuration is an important part of the Overall Urbanisation Concept, but is only a small part of the Story. With the advances of Technology and increasing pressures of modern Society, providing supported Solutions is fundamental to ensure a Sustainable Lifestyle, to guarantee a quality of Life for the occupants of our Urbanisation.
C - Community
Cooperative Financing. Company Condominium. Conduminium Maintenance resource. Virtual Democracy & Administration. Balance of Privacy & Community
U - Urbanisation
Design continuity of Buildings. Constant development of Tree Planting, Pathway and Habitat infrastructure. Organic Food Production. Water features and Natural Pools. Waste System Resources
B - Building Services
Secondary Storage of RE Systems. Heat Recovery Ventilation. AC & DC Electric distribution. Low Water Consumption systems Grey Water for Toilets and Irrigation LED Lighting systems Integrated Intelligent Controls
R - Recycling
Waste Water Recycling & Re-use. Rubbish Waste separation & Re-Use. Bio gradable storage for Re-Use.
I - Infrastructure
Micro Grid and Electrical Storage. Renewable Energy Systems. Heating & Cooling District systems. Secondary Energy Systems. Domestic Water distribution
C - Construction
Fast Build Steel Framing Construction. High Thermal Insulation Fabric. Passive Architectural Design. High levels Interior Natural Light Ventilated Facades
May - Sept '17
Building Construction Design Complete
- March, 2017
Using previous Design work completed during the Scheme Design Process of the Yurt Building system, the Construction Methodology and Budgets have been completed. The Fast Construction System allows for different size of interior floor area (up to 500 sq. m), using a variation of Structural Components, based on an Open Plan configuration.
Additional or Alternative local Contractors and Suppliers are being sourced to continually reduce the budget per sq. m
Land Search & Initial Regulative PDM Meetings
- May to September, 2017
The Initial Urbanisation is only preliminarily planned for only 6 building units, therefore the size of the Land will be between 10,000 to 15,000 sq. m.
The areas being searched is the Mafra, Sintra and Cascais Areas, Portugal, with good communication routes to Lisbon.