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NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS FOR ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION
NATURE BASED SOLUTIONS?
After 3.8 billion years of research and development, nature has developed some of the most advanced solutions to sustain life on Earth, which we can now implement in our buildings & cities.
By making Nature Based Solutions become a fundamental part of how buildings operate, we can transform our buildings & cities to have an ecological role and become conducive to all life.
TOP 20 INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS BY
Biotonomy has been selected by the UN-Habitat as one of the top 20 innovative solutions in contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda.
Beib El Chouf is Lebanon’s first self-sustainable cultural center & was showcased at the World Habitat Day in Mexico City, Nairobi, Vancouver, and Yaounde 2019.
Read more on www.unhabitat.org
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This innovation project, carried out by Biotonomy and Bioazul, and financed by the European Commission through the Metabuilding platform, consists of the construction of a 100 m2 hydroponic vertical garden on the façade of the Hotel Mariposa (Soho, Málaga) connected to a greywater recyling system. The system reuses and treats the wastewater of the building to irrigate more than 2,500 plants of 18 different species that have been carefully selected to adapt to the environment.
MODEL 909 - AUTONOMOUS HOME - SPAIN
Model 909 is our latest design that provides all the comforts you need to live a life in harmony with nature. Model 909 operates independently from infrastructural services which means that you will have zero to minimal utility costs for operating it. It is designed to interact with its surrounding environment to produce and maintain all the utilities needed for living your daily life without producing any carbon emissions. With local adaptation Model 909 can perform in any climate from extreme heat to extreme cold.
Designed & Illustrated by: Biotonomy
SELF-SUSTAINABLE CULTURE CENTER - LEBANON
Beib El Chouf is the first self-sustainable culture center in Lebanon. Located in the valleys of the Chouf between the villages of Bsheftin and Kfarfakoud. This center will be used to promote and educate practical sustainable solutions. The design is adapted to Lebanese climate and culture. Built mostly with natural & recycled materials, this building provides a natural heating & cooling system, fresh water production, food production, sewage treatment & electricity production.
Designed & Illustrated by:Biotonomy