169 stands for 169W/m², the average daily amount of solar power that strikes the Earth’s surface. In an age when energy stocks are getting foreseeably scarcer, this value must guide the urban and architectural blueprint to accomplish a shift from “fossil architecture” to “renewable architecture”. 169 also challenges architectural and urban practices in the light of a threefold emergency; resource depletion, climate change and demographic issues.
By sharing its resources with Elioth, 169 proposes a singular approach to architectural and urban propositions by contributing its knowledge and cutting-edge experience in energy and construction issues.
We strongly believe that we must revisit the way we create things, and that a change of paradigm is within our reach. 169 is here to prove it.
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