INNOVATION IN BUILDING
Low-Energy, Single-Family House
ARKITEN was retained to design a single-family home for an Italian family
in Carpi, Italy. The 1 million euro building will come as close as possible to A
class specifications for low-energy consumption as defined by the Casaclima
classification system for energy-consuming buildings.
Bentley Architecture aligned the roof architectural design for optimal exposure
to solar radiation while accommodating installation of the thermal and
photovoltaic solar plant. The technology enabled the design team to share files
via the network and take advantage of near real-time design changes.
Atlantic Quay Building 5
This project will deliver over 10,000 square meters of high-quality office space
in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland. The £ 26 million building is located in the
Broomielaw International Finance Services District where a palette of materials
has been used to unify the area and create a distinctive identity for the district.
To meet 2007 Building Regulations, the design team needed to reduce the
building’s CO2 emissions by 28 percent.
Bentley Architecture and MicroStation developed a design that integrates with
the existing substructure. The toolset enabled early coordination of building
components, structures, and services utilizing only one CAD model, which in
turn provided the subcontractor with information about the design intent. The
easy and consistent coordination of drawings reduced errors and omissions.