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Javier Estebala Alández

Castellana, Madrid, Spain
Javier is an architect based in Madrid who studied at ETSAM and TU Delft. During his studies he combined collaborations with offices such as Ensamble studio with his position as assistant professor at ETSAM. He was awarded with Excellence grants by the Government to expand his educations as researcher where he had the opportunity to work for the art Fair ARCO Madrid. He is currently working at Langarita Navarro Architects and collaborating with other architects in commissions and competitions.

THIS IS NOT A DUNE


Research on alternative ways to allow architecture benefit from natural forces

THIS IS NOT A DUNE


Research on alternative ways to allow architecture benefit from natural forces
The proposal attemps to revalue a location with a huge potential by triggering a series of nature forces to create a new habitat
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The sun heating our hanging humid clothes may be one example of the cleanest use of energy in our daily life. No intermediates. No transformations. Just raw energy from the Sun.
Construction Industry is responsible for the 39% of total CO2 emission to the atmosphere. How can architecture benefit from raw energy such as hanging clothes do?
THIS IS NOT A DUNE is the case study of how to use this energy in order to develop the biggest urban transformation of Cadiz. Or how to use the force of nature to take advantage of a small natural accumulation of sand and turn it into a great dune.
This strategy opens a new way of approaching the use of clean energy in architecture by spreading it limits. Passive methods have only been used when the constructions were finished to provide thermal comfort. The truth is that the biggest energy demand occurs during the construction phase. It is time to make an effort on every step of our designing process and emphasize every site singularities.


THIS IS NOT A DUNE


Research on alternative ways to allow architecture benefit from natural forces

THIS IS NOT A DUNE


Research on alternative ways to allow architecture benefit from natural forces
The proposal attemps to revalue a location with a huge potential by triggering a series of nature forces to create a new habitat
File under
Type of project
  • Site-specific cases

The sun heating our hanging humid clothes may be one example of the cleanest use of energy in our daily life. No intermediates. No transformations. Just raw energy from the Sun.
Construction Industry is responsible for the 39% of total CO2 emission to the atmosphere. How can architecture benefit from raw energy such as hanging clothes do?
THIS IS NOT A DUNE is the case study of how to use this energy in order to develop the biggest urban transformation of Cadiz. Or how to use the force of nature to take advantage of a small natural accumulation of sand and turn it into a great dune.
This strategy opens a new way of approaching the use of clean energy in architecture by spreading it limits. Passive methods have only been used when the constructions were finished to provide thermal comfort. The truth is that the biggest energy demand occurs during the construction phase. It is time to make an effort on every step of our designing process and emphasize every site singularities.



Idea by

Javier Estebala Alández
Castellana
Madrid
Spain
Javier is an architect based in Madrid who studied at ETSAM and TU Delft. During his studies he combined collaborations with offices such as Ensamble studio with his position as assistant professor at ETSAM. He was awarded with Excellence grants by the Government to expand his educations as researcher where he had the opportunity to work for the art Fair ARCO Madrid. He is currently working at Langarita Navarro Architects and collaborating with other architects in commissions and competitions.