Think about a home or a business that surrounded by walls (transparent) in a form to optimize sunlight for internal ambience. Such a place gives people additional energy to work and increase enthusiasm for imagination. Am i right ?
In a closed room, of course different things are featured. But i think everybody put these in first line in prioritization; light, sound and air.
I would like to share an innovative strategy here eventhough it’s not totally questioned by all directions and have a lot of unanswered points. I want to publish this idea in asknature.org to be innovative idea as soon as filling in blanks. Strategy regarding with constitute self-respiration ambience in whereever closed area through the walls. This is going to let outer air comes into the room through the walls in adjustable by control panel. This might be something unprecedental or not. Actually i haven’t yet looked for former applications or thoughts about this issue, i just want to write here because i didn’t want let to this idea slip away from my hands just like the others.
I was standing in kitchen and waiting for tea to boil up. I was staring my eyes to horizon stupidly from the window. In such a place like Zonguldak, it is not possible to open windows or balcony’s door just like in anywhere because of soots comes with damned flue gases inside. (if you still burn coal to heat like backward human). You need to refresh your air inside and breathe with full of your lungs but it is not easy because soot is everywhere and slips off at the moment you opened somewhere. Then you will have to clean grounds or curtains. Initially self-respiration architecture idea had fallen into my mind by considering dirty air conditions like i mentioned. But later, i thought that this is not for only where has air pollution but also may be okay for everywhere to make natural ambience up. Anyway turn to explain what it is;
Strategy Definition: Building self-respiration architectures.
Strategy Purpose : Making up clean and fresh air inside the buildings, minimize spent electricity for air conditioners.
Estimated Unit Cost: Allah (/Creator) only knows (TYL,$ or € per apartment)
Required Materials : Both hydrophobic / single side permeable material which is controllable to adjust air flow.
Isolator covers for outside of the wall to conserve inside temperature. (for winter and cold weathers)
Resistant filaments to adjust inner temperature.
HOW: Consider having of these materials, i think it is not a far dream. But if you have these materials, you can make a self-respiration building like this;
We’ll use single side (one directional) permeable material for walls. This is going to be used instead of Ytong in our applications. This permeable material will allow outer air to pass inside but not exit. Also, it does not let liquid to come in. We’ll line this material in a thin film membrane form repeatedly and put resistants between films to heat air. By doing this, we’re going to heat inside through walls. And additionally, we can use resistant in pipe form to circulate a kind of cold liquid (water, alcohol) to fresh in hot days. Now, we solved cold and heat conditions.
This material shall be also sound-insulative, in case of it does not provide sufficiently we’ll have to use something else for anti-sound purposes. Whoaw, i haven’t thought that is really hard to overcome.
Then we question whether it is water-proof. If not, we question whether is the material’s surface appropriote to make hydrophobic ? As i know, many kinds of materials are okay but not metals. And I remember i had read an article about metal surfaces can save hydrophobic property according to a recent research from an academician in Kocaeli Univ. Hydrophoby of wall surfaces are necessary to prevent any possible corrosion or degradetion (both for metals or polymers). So what else ?
Another hope revealed, when i search for a pretty little research about permeable materials, i saw a permeable polysilicon material had developed in Berkeley, University of California. According to details, material in thickness of a membran thin film which has pores from 10 nm to 50 nm. I hope these material’s other specific properties can meet our requirements mentioned above.
In design of walls, we can put these materials down side of the wall for air inlet and put upside by reversing single sided material to let air go away.
So, the questions are;
Can ‘candidate material’ show satisfied heat-insulation, sound-insulation, water-proof properties ?
Is it financially worthy ?
What can be possible other applications which might make this idea worthy ?
Does other insulation and seal purposed material show enough property to conserve inner temperature ?
What about the cost of electricity to heat resistant bars in winter ?
Do you really believe these complexity can be named as an innovative solution ? I only have respond for this question that is : exactly no 🙂 . I have to think simpler.