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|Publication type:||Conference paper|
|Type of review:||No review|
|Title:||Designing for biodiversity : conceptualization of a sustainable building envelope for a single-family house in Switzerland|
|Proceedings:||Ecocity World Summit 2021-22 Conference Proceedings|
|Conference details:||14th Ecocity World Summit, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 22-24 February 2022|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||Ecocity Builders|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||Oakland|
|Subjects:||Animal-aided design; Biodiversity; Building envelope; Brick; Ecological design; Facade; Green architecture; Urban habitat|
|Subject (DDC):||728: Residental buildings|
|Abstract:||In urban areas, the promotion of biodiversity is gaining importance. On the one hand, biodiversity is dwindling due to intensive agriculture and the loss of habitats; on the other, cities offer a variety of suitable microclimatic conditions for plant communities and animals, which can be implemented through sustainable planning. This work aimed to develop a feasible concept for a building envelope to promote biodiversity, considering the surrounding habitats while addressing the specific needs of target animal species. This required a close cooperation between architects and environmental engineers. The study case selected was a family house in Gattikon (Zurich, Switzerland), belonging to the Swiss architectural office VBAU and subjected to renovation. First, a site analysis was run to map local habitats, animal species occurrence and wildlife barriers, and simulate the time exposure to sunlight/ shadows on the building envelope. Second, the criteria to rule out habitats and species was identified following an exclusion procedure. As a result, three habitats and six animal species were selected. Last, a concept for the design of the facade on the base of the ecological analysis results was developed. Bricks were used as suitable material to create a structured green facade that mimics the selected habitats while meeting the ecological requirements of the selected target plant and animal species. In conclusion, considering both the habitats as a model and the life cycle of the target animal species enabled the selection of plant species to green the facades without missing the survival needs of animal species.|
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|Departement:||Life Sciences and Facility Management|
|Organisational Unit:||Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR)|
|Appears in collections:||Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management|
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Durrer, B., Perritaz, E., & Catalano, C. (2022). Designing for biodiversity : conceptualization of a sustainable building envelope for a single-family house in Switzerland [Conference paper]. Ecocity World Summit 2021-22 Conference Proceedings, 157–169. https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-26682
Durrer, B., Perritaz, E. and Catalano, C. (2022) ‘Designing for biodiversity : conceptualization of a sustainable building envelope for a single-family house in Switzerland’, in Ecocity World Summit 2021-22 Conference Proceedings. Oakland: Ecocity Builders, pp. 157–169. Available at: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-26682.
B. Durrer, E. Perritaz, and C. Catalano, “Designing for biodiversity : conceptualization of a sustainable building envelope for a single-family house in Switzerland,” in Ecocity World Summit 2021-22 Conference Proceedings, Nov. 2022, pp. 157–169. doi: 10.21256/zhaw-26682.
Durrer, Brenda, et al. “Designing for Biodiversity : Conceptualization of a Sustainable Building Envelope for a Single-Family House in Switzerland.” Ecocity World Summit 2021-22 Conference Proceedings, Ecocity Builders, 2022, pp. 157–69, https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-26682.
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