The team has a structure that includes professors, researchers, students and advisors from disciplines including landscape and building architecture; mechanical, electrical, structural and environmental engineering; economics, sociology, energetic and bioclimatic design, Life cycledesign and assessment (LCA); biomedical application for non-invasive and touch-less monitoring of psychophysiological states for the environmental wellbeing.
TheHAABitat project will investigatea design solution, which can combinethe needs of well-being andof energeticsustainability relatedto the specific climatic conditions,with the global needs ofusability, accessibility and safetyof the building. The project developerswill try to conjugatethe optimization of natural andenergy resources used during theentire life cycle of the building,with the financial feasibility, constructionflexibility and usabilityof the living spaces forthedisabled users.The HAABitat design aims to ensure a balance between human comfort and the efficient use of resources, including traditional and advanced technologies to respond to the climate and context forces.
The implementation result oftheHAABitat will be a “house within a house” in which the inner building envelope contains living areas and indoor functions, while the outer canopy skin protects the house and supports implant elements.This skinisa semitransparent shell that creates spaces between itself and the central living nucleus,on north and east sides. These spaces allow two different configurations: for the winterand for the summer periods.
To meet the educational and demonstration objectives of the competition, several environmental monitoring activities related to energy consumption, indoor comfort conditions, customization of spaces and mobile furniture elements will take place during the operational phases.