A high -tech house from mining waste was built in Brazil

Brazilian architectural studio Gustavo Penna Arquiteto E Associados (GPA & A) with the technical support of the Gerdau metallurgical company erected an unusual building “Sustentable House”. It is entirely built from processed waste of mining industry. The house is an example of the new concept of Gerdau, which introduced social projects to its agenda, as well as the issues of ecology and optimization of production.

“Sustentable House” is a complex engineering structure and not cheap at all, moreover, the project is individual, and therefore there is no talk of mass housing construction from waste. This is a textbook, and a subject of pride, the achievement of the company.

"Sustentable House"

"Sustentable House"

The best specialists of the Department of Mountain Engineering of the Federal University of Minas-Zhirace (Brazil) were working to turn waste from a mine into convenient building materials. A team of 30 people created what can claim the title of architectural masterpiece. Rough masonry, open layout with a minimum of decoration, industrial racks with cables – “Sustentable House” uses all the techniques of a modern approach to designing housing.

There are several bedrooms in the building, a kitchen and a living room, a huge glass wall, but no air conditioners. Instead, the walls create a useful shadow, and the window system provides passive ventilation even in a calm.

Energy sources for home – the sun, wind and bioreactor for the production of methane, water accumulates from natural precipitation, is heated due to solar heat, and the drains are processed into compost.

"Sustentable House"

Source &#8212 Archdaily

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