The members of MAKÉSZ group manufacture and build their environmentally friendly buildings in accordance with the principles of Sustainable Development, using products with European certification and technical assessment. The aim is to construct buildings with low CO2 emissions, low heat loss, preferably without external energy demand, with renewable energy. It's important for us that as many of the building materials used are natural and recyclable, to reduce the ecological footprint of the construction and operation of the building.
The Absolon company is engaged in the production of TOPHOUSE prefabricated eco-houses. These houses are more cost-effective, with minimal waste, energy efficient, and meeting the highest standards in environmental awareness. They leave behind a minimal footprint in the environment. TOPHOUSE mobile homes offer a wide range of applications. They are ideal for year-round living or seasonal recreation.
One of the most successful residential reuse projects is Gasometer City, in Vienna Austria. Four immense disused gasometers were successfully revamped in the late ‘90s and have since become infamous in the world of adaptive reuse.
Built in 1896, when Viennese authorities decided to invest in large-scale coal gas and electricity supplies, the gas plant serviced the locale and beyond for a good 88 years, until it was shut down permanently in 1984 after natural gas supplies took over
The National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA, India), has undertaken an initiative in partnership with the Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF) to build Child Friendly Smart Cities (CFSC) in India within the urban agenda of building smart cities. The goal of this initiative is to mainstream the needs of children in the urban policy and planning framework of Indian cities under key theme areas - public health, safety and security, transport and mobility and living conditions through programme of activities focused on advocacy and interventions in urban areas.
Slovakia is home to more Cold War-era prefabricated housing blocks, locally referred to as “panelaks,” than anywhere else in the former Soviet bloc. After the fall of communism, many called for the demolition of the panelaks, seen as unwanted reminders of a difficult history. In Bratislava alone, 130,000 people live in panelaks; destroying and replacing that much housing would have been prohibitively expensive.
The local government of Viladecans, in Barcelona, set up an energy company based on citizen participation to promote the shift to environmentally friendly power sources and the renovation of homes to make them more energy efficient. In addition, a digital currency was created to reward people for saving energy. The money could be spent at businesses in their area to boost the local economy. The wider goal was to ensure the sustainable use of resources in a socially just community in which citizens play an active role.
Created by Carvey Ehren Maigue, Mapua University, the AuREUS system is a real evolution for walls and windows, and uses technology synthesized from upcycled crop waste to absorb stray UV light from sunlight and convert it to clean renewable electricity.
Tengah will be Singapore’s first smart and sustainable town, with green features and smart technologies.
Giant solar-powered air conditioners, vacuum garbage collection, subterranean roads for electric vehicles, urban farms and green architecture. Put them all together and you have Tengah, Singapore’s most ambitious project yet to build the city of the future.
The i-Kabin is a completely off-grid solar-powered battery recharging Kiosk. Just like a village water well, where people come in the center of town to get a bucket of water for their daily usage, the i-Kabin provides electricity without the hassle of creating a village electricity grid. i-Kabins can be installed and operational in a matter of hours. At an affordable cost, customers can buy a mobile battery (the “bucket) to get access to electricity. To recharge the mobile battery (i-Pack), the user goes to the closest i-Kabin, operated by a local entrepreneur, to recharge his i-Pack.
In the battle against the coronavirus, timely isolation has become the top priority for epidemic prevention and control. Adequate isolation wards can not only concentrate and isolate patients diagnosed with infection and suspected patients, effectively prevent the spread of the epidemic, but also provide patients with a more professional and comfortable treatment environment, which will help their early recovery.