WHY ZERO CARBON?
Imagine standing on a road, watching a truck barrel towards you, and doing nothing. This is our situation as architects working within a building industry that causes 39% of global CO2 emissions. The UN recently estimated we have only 12 years left to take action before environmental damage becomes catastrophic and irreversible.
The crisis is compounded by an alarming influx of 2 billion migrants to cities worldwide in the next 20 years, entailing the construction of 5-10 million new towers. It is urgent we prepare now.
2 billion people are moving to cities, In the next 20 years.
We need to build greener faster.
TIMBER vs CONCRETE
Environmental Impact Comparison
Timber poses a significantly lower impact on the environment as compared to concrete, as shown in chart (left) - the normalized percentage values suggest that timber performs better than wood in majority of the criteria.
WHO ARE WE?
We are a team of architects, engineers, researchers, and software developers working in both architectural practice and academia. Our goal is to develop a digital data platform that will foster a radical transformation of the building industry towards carbon-neutral hi-rises. These data-driven techniques will inform a new generation of sustainable living and working.
WHAT DO WE DO?
We are attacking this problem in two ways: First, Net Zero Tower (NZT), a collaboration with the Singapore University of Technology and Design which integrates academic research, new technology and material innovation by reconsidering not only the materials but the entire hi-rise life-cycle. Secondly, Digital Blue Foam (DBF), a web-based platform based on NZT that enables architects to develop sophisticated sustainable designs from the very outset of a project.
We develop new develop new timber details and assemblies that can be incorperated in hirise architecture. life cycle, embodied energy, sequestration, co2, production,material strength (CLT), weight, joinery, prefabrication,fire, low chemicals, aesthetic, insulatio
We develop custom software which incorporates innovations in 3D modelling, machine learning and cloud-based computing. Using these innovations, we can instantly explore different options that are optimized for the local context to minimize C02 emissions.
NET ZERO tower (NZT)
Net Zero Tower (NZT) is a collaboration with the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) which integrates academic research, new technology and material innovation by reconsidering not only the materials but the entire hi-rise life-cycle
DIGITAL BLUE FOAM (dbf)
Digital Blue Foam (DBF), a web-based platform based on NZT that enables architects to develop sophisticated sustainable designs from the very outset of a project, leading to a truly blue outcome