THE GREEN BLOCK
Green Living Competition Entry*
The Green Block project reexamines the basic, affordable housing unit widespread in the 60's and 70's throughout Israel, while considering contemporary environmental and social considerations in parallel to the economic constraints that emerge from current reality. The proposed design and construction of the base unit incorporates passive and active systems to reduce the building's energy consumption and carbon footprint. It implements updated global technologies with traditional Mediterranean building traditions and know-how. The building block layout encourages social interactions between the various tenants and readily accommodates a diverse range of activities. The relationship between available planning resources, contextual aesthetics and cultural desirability, led to the use of prefab construction techniques alongside thermal efficient materials and recycled elements.
* in cooperation with Eytan Luria Architects and Ori Ben-Zvi, Studio Ubico