Designed by BDP, Eco-housing Development is located in Nanjing, China. The external expression of the building has significant elements that are integral to the green design philosophy. Apartments have full height louvered triple glazing on the balconies to the south east elevation. These balconies offer a changeable and dynamic representation of the passive design philosophy, allowing free flowing natural ventilation via the open louvers or when closed acting as passive solar winter-gardens depending on the seasons.
Shared double height additional outdoor space for cooking, along with traditional balconies and roof level communal gardens are also provided. At roof level semi-open tai-chi decks are provided beneath sculptural rainwater harvesting collectors to encourage social interaction amongst neighbours.