- Organisation type
Slow Studio is an architecture studio that develops projects of minimal impact, through the principles of passive architecture with advanced technological solutions, developed in collaboration with the best efficiency experts in Spain. Our projects are adapted to our clients with a focus on improving the quality of life. We combine this practice with research and dissemination through our I+D department, sharing the innovation of the study openly.
Our actions – the Pathway
We want to establish two types of commitments, at the level of internal activity, that is, the daily operation of the logistics of the study, and at the level of organization-wide activity, the development of zero-impact projects.
- In company meetings or celebrations, order a local and vegetarian catering.
- Time flexibility for family conciliation and make it easier for employees to go to the office by bike.
- Training for the staff, such as monthly meetings to share knowledge and encourage constant learning by sharing a file of research materials of interest for the study.
- Measures for gender equality such as maintaining an equal team or with a majority of women as is currently the case and giving flexibility to workers to be absent on designated days of the fight for equality such as 25N or 8M.
- Collaboration with activist projects such as the AUS, Architecture and Sustainability group, with which the study in the materials decarbonization group is closely related, understanding the active fight as an essential part of the company’s activity.
- Dissemination through our Research team that develops research articles to learn internally and disseminate ideas in relation to the fight for climate change, as well as through the different talks at national and international congresses, COAC Decarbonisation Conferences, Congress Architect at Work, Architecture and Health Congress, Biocultura Fair, Firhabitat…) in which we are participating and we intend to increase our presence and attend future editions to disseminate the ideas of zero-impact architecture.
- Do not use materials derived from fossil fuels whenever there is an alternative consisting on biomaterials, such as wood, earth and plant fiber insulation.
- Do not use insulation derived from petroleum but use the local biomaterials that we have at our disposal.
- Prioritize the use of materials with a reduced ecological footprint, healthy, abundant, local and recyclable or reusable at the end of their useful life.
- Prioritize removable construction systems to allow the reuse of construction materials at the end of the building's useful life, following the principles of the circular economy.
- Execute zero consumption projects and focus on reducing the impact of these buildings, taking into account other factors beyond energy, such as water resources or the ecosystem of the built environment.
- Always implement the principles of bioclimatic architecture with the aim of avoiding active air conditioning and air renewal systems: solar capture and protection, cross ventilation, thermal inertia, tightness and controlled air renewal, thermal insulation, greenhouse effect, use of natural terrain, bioclimatic green roofs and use of vegetation in bioclimatic architecture.
- Publish at least 2 research articles on sustainability, bioclimatism and biomaterials in architecture every month.
Status date: Submitted (28/02/2023)
Data source: Self-reported