Picto Communicati...
Follow
Find tag "chile"
17.8K views | +3 today
Picto Communication Partner
IDD... Idées Développement Durable
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Frédéric Liégeois from "#Volunteer Abroad Information: Volunteering, Airlines, Countries, Pictures, Cultures"
Scoop.it!

How much does it cost to change a life? Volunteer Abroad Fundraising Campaign

How much does it cost to change a life? Volunteer Abroad Fundraising Campaign | Picto Communication Partner | Scoop.it

Via ABroaderView
more...
ABroaderView's curator insight, February 11, 7:14 PM

Meagan Ellington is volunteering with us in La Serena Chile with her sister Meredith, she will volunteer at an orphanage for 3 weeks and also have Spanish Immersion Lessons. She is fundraising for this volunteer trip. any support please go to http://www.youcaring.com/mission-trip-fundraiser/how-much-does-it-cost-to-change-a-life-/137341 any donation is good, from $1 and up. 

Rescooped by Frédéric Liégeois from sustainable architecture
Scoop.it!

The World Green Center in Chile Aims To Reshape the Capital’s Cityscape

The World Green Center in Chile Aims To Reshape the Capital’s Cityscape | Picto Communication Partner | Scoop.it

The World Green Center in Chile aims to maximize the amount of public spaces through sustainable design.


The LEED-pending project in Chile has a sprawling green roof designed by Santiago-based cCe Arquitectos. More than 72% of the ground surface is utilized as green space and the completely landscaped roof is covered with shaded terraces and gardens that reduce the heat island effect. Passive design is incorporated within the façade, which reduces solar radiation and minimizes the energy used for air conditioning.

A VRV climate control system is designed to save up to 40% of the total energy compared to traditional office buildings in Santiago. Focusing specifically on the worker activity, the architects made sure each part of the work day is improved through a connection to nature – from a meeting room to an outdoors lunch break.


Read more and find additional photos at the article link.


Via Lauren Moss
more...
Immotopic's curator insight, July 25, 2013 11:50 PM

Future is green ;-)

Rescooped by Frédéric Liégeois from sustainable architecture
Scoop.it!

Caterpillar House: Contemporay Prefab Construction in Santiago, Chile

Caterpillar  House: Contemporay Prefab Construction in Santiago, Chile | Picto Communication Partner | Scoop.it

This prefabricated house for an art collector and his family was built in the outskirts of Santiago in a new suburban residential area. In order to reduce construction time and costs, second hand shipping containers were used as follow: Five 40 “standard containers, Six 20“ standard containers and one 40“ open top container for the swimming pool.


The main purposes of the house were two: the first one was to integrate it to the territory of this part of the city where the presence of the Andes Mountain is extremely strong both visually and tectonically. The second one was to allow the external air to run smoothly and easily through the all house and its different parts In order to avoid mechanical cooling.



Via Lauren Moss
more...
Mpi Guy's comment, September 6, 2013 6:43 AM
Cudos for inventive design!