architecture and engineering together
ntwined: this is how we see architecture and energy performance. Architectural decision making is a crucial groundwork for the building’s thermal efficiency: rephrasing the renowned axiom at the core of Scandinavian architecture, “functioning follows form”.
Entwine’s purpose is to translate architectonic design choices into energy performance information, to then enhance performances through architecture. We promote sustainable building design through a holistic, synergic collaboration, to break the boundaries between architecture and engineering.
What we do
Understand site-specific climate patterns as a basis for strategic passive design.
Optimise massing in coexistence of design and thermal efficiency.
Orientate the building to work optimally with sun, wind, views and context.
Explore size, number and thermo-optical characteristics of glazings to improve efficiency and comfort.
Combine aesthetics and function in details such as overhangs, shadings and other features.