michael jantzen designs eco-friendly segmented building system

michael jantzen designs eco-friendly segmented building system


michael jantzen designs eco-friendly segmented building system 
(above) the building system has an extreme design flexibility
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michael jantzen has designed a segmented building system that is an eco-friendly, energy efficient, prefabricated, and modular. its components consist of four-foot wide segments that vary in height, and can be delivered to the construction site in pieces, or as assembled profiles. each of the segments are made of structural insulated foam panels that are connected together to form a floor, walls, and a roof. the configurations of these panels can make full floor, walls, and roof profiles, and/or half floor, wall, and roof profiles. they can be prefabricated with various kinds of exterior cladding such as metal or cement composite boards, and/or they can be clad at the construction site, after the structural panels have been assembled. any number of segments can be joined together to form any size structure.

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some of the building segments delivered to the site 

 

 

 

all of the segments are attached to a prefabricated perimeter concrete foundation shaped to receive the final configuration of the building. the variations of possible layouts with the segmented housing system are extreme, due to the ways in which the full profiles and half profiles can be nested together to grow the structures in any horizontal direction. this approach to construction can also allow for the profile segments to be taken apart and reconfigured again in a different way, at a different site. in this way, the buildings can be recycled without having to destroy it.

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one of many configurations

 

 

 

doors and windows can be placed anywhere and full or half segmented profiles can be shifted side by side with the open space closed off with large glass panels. this segment shifting can be used to form interior spaces that are accented by beautiful daylight pattern penetration and/or to form an unexpected architectural aesthetic. solar panels of various kinds can also be attached to the segments in order to power the structures off of the utility grid. the segmented building system explores ways in which a high degree of sustainable design flexibility can be introduced into the building industry at a potentially low cost.

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moving around the structure

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solar panels are placed on the roofs, generating its own electricity

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some of the segments can be shifted with glass infills

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doors and windows can be placed anywhere and full or half segmented profiles can be shifted side by side

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the variations of possible layouts with the segmented housing system are extreme

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the profile segments can be taken apart and reconfigured again in a different way, at a different site

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detail view of a door built into the half segment profiles

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interior view 

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detail view from the inside of the shifted segments with glass infills

 

 

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edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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