Date: Aug 16
Eco-Friendly design has been at the forefront of building construction and design for years. As the world becomes more conscious of climate change and environmental issues, building owners are pushing for improved green building strategies that will help reduce our carbon footprint. Qatar has also committed itself to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (U.N SDGs) as part of its ongoing development within the framework of the Qatar National Vision 2030.
Most people believe “sustainability” deals entirely with energy efficiency, carbon emissions, and material chemistry, issues in a technical manual, and have no space on the drawing board. As a result, many consider the great design and Eco-Friendly design to be polar opposites. The ugly truth about sustainable design is people think it’s ugly. And thus when a designer dares to propose a ‘green design’ or an ‘eco-friendly design’ most people lose interest.
Render Atelier do believe Eco-Friendly design and 3D Rendering go hand in hand
We at Render Atelier 3D Rendering company believe in a greener and sustainable future. A future in which we don’t have to choose between sustainability and aesthetics. The challenge the environmentally conscious designers and architects face is selling their designs. This is where our finely tuned and accurate photorealistic render can be a game changer. Using state-of-the-art 3D rendering technology we’re able to create 3D walkthroughs and 360⁰ 3D models that go beyond just showing off your design. Why? Because it allows your clients to experience what it would be like to be inside an eco-friendly design building.
A little over a generation ago Qatar has gone from a barren desert to having the highest per capita income. Thanks to its economy Qatar has developed in two decades to a point that took the West over two centuries. And now under the Qatar Green Building Council, it’s starting to turn to a greener and sustainable development. Issa Al Mohannadi, CEO of Msheireb Properties and chair of the Qatar Green Building Council, points out that Qatar is sixth in the world in green buildings, and it’s gunning for the top spot.
Take for instance Msheireb Downtown Doha it’s poised to have one of the highest concentrations of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified sustainable buildings, making it the world’s first sustainable downtown regeneration project.
Tips for a sustainable building project
Here are a few pointers on how your building complexes can be sustainable in Doha and how Render Atelier 3D Architectural company can help you showcase it.
- Orientate streets to capture cool breezes from the Gulf and direct into the buildings. Also, close alleyways between building can shade pedestrian routes from the Gulf. Similarly, buildings can be arranged to shade one another. Preferably light colors should be used on the outer surfaces to reflect light and reduce cooling requirements. We could design a true to life rendering of your plan to show off these features. Have a look at some of our renders here.
- Photovoltaic solar panels can capture abundant solar energy. Also, solar hot water panels on rooftops can generate electricity and heat water within buildings. These can be strategically placed so as to hide them from view. We could showcase how these features are out of site and do not interfere with the aesthetic of the building.
- Installing efficient irrigation systems and planting many native species adapted to survive in dry conditions reduce landscape irrigation requirements. A bit of greenery goes a long way in a city like Doha. The greener is not only pleasing to the eye but also servers in absorbing Co2. Using the CGI we could show off what the finished landscape would look like all before the first tree is even planted.
The challenge will always be making buildings both aesthetic as well as sustainable. And we do enjoy challenges. Allow us to help you breathe a breath of fresh air into your architectural designs with our state of the art and cutting-edge 3D renders. Do keep in touch to learn more about Eco-Friendly design. Together we can build a sustainable future for Qatar and the world.