The concept of sustainable architecture arose for the first time during the 60s, when the awareness around the destructive impact of construction industry generated the need to find ecological solutions, use less invasive materials and techniques and design public and private buildings in harmony with the environment.
Thanks to this movement, many companies have nowadays adopted this eco-friendly philosophy, starting to design sustainable buildings. Among these, one of the most interesting emerging architectural studies in Europe is OhLab (ohlab.net) , winner of the prestigious IED Madrid 2017 award for the best Ecodesign project.
The studio, directed by Paloma Hernaiz and Jaime Oliver, was originally established in Shanghai, then moved to the city of Madrid and currently has its main headquarters in Palma de Mallorca.
Inspired by the enchanting nature of the island, the architects of OhLab committed themselves to develop projects and strategies seeking maximum energy efficiency, restraint of construction costs and promoting environmental and sustainability values.
Among its most interesting projects of the studio there are Casa MM, Casa Tramontana and the new Paseo Mallorca 15, still in progress. All these buildings follow the standards established by the Passivhaus concept: thermal insulation, better indoor air quality and reduced energy consumption, adapting to the solar orientation and the slope of the terrain.
In addition, thanks to solar thermal installations, rainwater collection systems and smart garden areas, OhLab projects represent the perfect union between design excellence, comfort and sustainability. A true green inspiration for the homes of the future.
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