This residential apartment is designed with careful consideration of its orientation and sustainable features to enhance comfort and energy efficiency. As the building is oriented in an east-west direction, we emphasize maximizing natural sunlight and minimizing the heat gain from direct sun exposure.
To protect the interiors from excessive sun, an extended slab is incorporated into the east elevation. This design element acts as a shading device, reducing the amount of direct sunlight entering the apartment. It creates a pleasant indoor environment by preventing overheating during the hot hours of the day.
To facilitate passive cooling, the north and south sides of the apartment are equipped with a sufficient number of windows. These windows are strategically placed to allow for cross-ventilation, promoting natural airflow throughout the living spaces. This design approach helps to maintain a comfortable temperature indoors without relying heavily on mechanical cooling systems. The choice of materials plays a significant role in the apartment's design. The north and south facades are constructed using brick materials. This not only adds a visually appealing element to the building's exterior but also provides excellent thermal mass. Additionally, the walls on the north and south sides are extended and create a frame in the roof area. This design feature enhances the architectural aesthetics of the building while also serving a functional purpose. It provides additional insulation and helps reduce heat gain from the roof, contributing to energy efficiency.
Kdin Tower, Gulshan
Rans Real Estate Ltd
Ar. Md. Iqbal Habib (Team leader)
Ar. Md. Ishtiaque Zahir
Ar. Md. Ehsan Khan
Ar. Ahsanul Haque
Ar. Aklima Hyder Happy
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