By examining the features of clay as one of the most important raw material located in Cúcuta in Columbia, architects Johanna Navarro and Miguel Niño created ‘Sumart Diseño y Arquitectura SAS’, a workroom that produces and improves sustainable architectural resolutions.
Their research leads them to perform one of their most successful projects which known as Bloque Termodisipador or ‘BT’ in the field of building construction. Basically, BT (Bloque Termodisipador) is a ceramic or clay brick blocks that unlike traditional clay bricks have irregular shapes. The irregular cross-sectional area reduces the heat of indoor by passing air circulation from the surface of the BT.
With the expansion of housing construction and an increase the number of people around the world, sustainable architecture is undoubtedly one of the requirements of the new century. convenience and comfort of life and reduce energy costs are some of the most important goals of sustainable architecture. The following points can be considered as the main advantages of Bloque Termodisipador or ‘BT’ than traditional bricks:
Franco, J.T. (2015) This Clay Brick Disperses heat to keep buildings cool. Available at: http://www.archdaily.com/778158/in-detail-heat-dispersing-brick-developed-in-colombia [Accessed 24 September 2016].