Project category ‐ Architectural design, small scale architecture and creative work in architecture

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Author Jana E.-Ruská/Chimaera
Location Purkyňova 540,Nový Bor, 47301
Investor Petra Balalaiková
Supplier Jana E.-Ruská
Date of project approval January 2021

The power of Chimaera comes from the transience of the moment and the unrepeatability of nature. Nature is always the same, yet different every moment, changing, cyclical, but also reliable, constant, grounding and safe.

It is a composition of hand-picked and old-technology dried wild herbs stacked in layers with bio-resin and glass. The tiling is part of the furniture, most often a table or cabinets, but also a light fixture or on its own as a tiling.

Green building

Environmental certification

Type and level of certificate -

Water management

Is rainwater used for irrigation?
Is rainwater used for other purposes, e.g. toilet flushing ?
Does the building have a green roof / facade ?
Is reclaimed waste water used, e.g. from showers and sinks ?

The quality of the indoor environment

Is clean air supply automated ?
Is comfortable temperature during summer and winter automated?
Is natural lighting guaranteed in all living areas?
Is artificial lighting automated?
Is acoustic comfort, specifically reverberation time, guaranteed?
Does the layout solution include zoning and ergonomics elements?

Principles of circular economics

Does the project use recycled materials?
Does the project use recyclable materials?
Are materials with a documented Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) promoted in the project?
Are other sustainability certifications used for materials and elements?

Energy efficiency

Energy performance class of the building according to the Energy Performance Certificate of the building
Is efficient energy management (measurement and regular analysis of consumption data) considered?
Are renewable sources of energy used, e.g. solar system, photovoltaics?

Interconnection with surroundings

Does the project enable the easy use of public transport?
Does the project support the use of alternative modes of transport, e.g cycling, walking etc. ?
Is there access to recreational natural areas, e.g. parks, in the immediate vicinity of the building?