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CristalChile’s Green Glass Bottling Plant
Posted By Alexandra Kain On September 22, 2008 @ 12:45 pm In Architecture,Sustainable Building | No Comments
Chilean architect Guillermo Hevia  designed this stunning glass bottle plant in Chile  with an exception set of sustainable building strategies including bioclimatic technology, passive ventilation, and clean energy sources . Composed of steel, glass and concrete, the Cristalchile  factory is ideally placed to utilize wind and sun for climate control and energy in the breezy region of Llay-Llay, which translates to “wind” in Mapuche.
The Cristalchile  bottling facility employs passive design strategies to yield the most gain from the natural renewable resources in the area. Its striking profile features great glass facades that provide ample daylighting , and the structure’s undulating roof blends in with its geography while allowing it to take advantage of the region’s winds for passive ventilation . Underground pipes provide access to geothermal heat  for chilly winters. Guillermo Hevia ‘s studio is dedicated not only to designing sustainable buildings, but also practicing sustainable production in the development and construction of his works.
+ Cristalchile 
Via ArchDaily 
Photo Credit: Guy Wenborne
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/09/22/chiles-passive-glass-bottling-plant/
 Guillermo Hevia: http://www.guillermohevia.cl
 Chile: http://www.trycards.com/calling-cards/Chile
 clean energy sources: http://www.inhabitat.com/category/energy/
 Cristalchile: http://www.cristalchile.cl/
 daylighting: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/03/20/steven-holl-chendu-thingy/
 passive ventilation: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/09/22/california-academy-of-sciences-unveiled/
 geothermal heat: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/09/orly-to-utilize-geothermal-heating/
 Guillermo Hevia: http://www.guillermohevia.cl/
 ArchDaily: http://www.archdaily.com/6186/glass-bottling-plant-cristalchile-guillermo-hevia/
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