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Green Architecture

Livegreenblog addresses issues relating to sustainable living, spanning architecture, ideas, initiatives, materials, workshops and exhibitions through to landscaping. As a daily source of inspiration based around creativity, it explores the green world by means of exclusive interviews with leading players in the sector and by live reporting of major architectural events. Because Livegreenblog isn't just a blog, it's an approach to the world of architecture that cuts across a multitude of disciplines.

Curated by Christiane Burklein

The playable city, projects by The Urban Conga

05-03-2021 - Landscaping

The playable city, projects by The Urban Conga

The Urban Conga, a multidisciplinary international design studio based in Brooklyn, has won several awards for its work exploring the concept of the "playable city ": an ecosystem of “playable” opportunities interwoven with the existing urban infrastructure which interrupt and enrich our daily routines.

Mjölk Architects’ Cottage Pod Bukovou

04-03-2021 - Materials

Mjölk Architects’ Cottage Pod Bukovou

Czech studio Mjölk Architects’ Cottage Pod Bukovou is a holiday house that has fun playing around with the archetypal elements that represent the authentic, essential expression of the project. A refuge for the soul, a place to spend time in company surrounded by nature.

BUREAU and MARIA, a dynamic home

03-03-2021 - News

BUREAU and MARIA, a dynamic home

BUREAU architectural studio designed MARIA: an apartment that adapts to the owner’s multiple and dynamic requirements with an overall design that differs from all the classic schemes, to be lived in as freely as possible and become a prototype of contemporary living.

RECENT PROJECTS

Circular economy and design: a pavilion by Various Associates

02-03-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

Circular economy and design: a pavilion by Various Associates

Chinese design firm Various Associates has been commissioned by the Shenzhen Institute of Interior Design to create the pavilion for the DESIGN IN BAY AREA exhibition. Various Associates made use of recycled materials, a modular construction method to reduce waste, and the circular economy in light of the temporary nature of the installation.

Fivedot turns a casino into a public library

01-03-2021 - News

Fivedot turns a casino into a public library

Kent Panther Lake Library in Kent, Washington, designed by Seattle-based collaborative architecture and design studio Fivedot, turns a casino, which took from the local community, into a library, that gives back to the community, bringing new cultural and intellectual stimuli.

Wutopia Lab’s Satori Harbor Library in Guangzhou

26-02-2021 - Design

Wutopia Lab’s Satori Harbor Library in Guangzhou

The Satori Harbor Library in Guangzhou, designed by Chinese studio Wutopia Lab, is located inside Vipshop’s headquarters. The library reveals the complex mechanism of the world by creating an abstract harbour city in which readers can wander among the books finding moments of enlightenment and deliverance.

Sustainable architecture and film: Feldman Architecture’s Caterpillar House

25-02-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

Sustainable architecture and film: Feldman Architecture’s Caterpillar House

US studio Feldman Architecture’s Caterpillar House is the first LEED Platinum certified home on California’s Central Coast, and has risen to fame as the setting of the Netflix film Malcolm & Marie starring Zendaya and John David Washington.

MKG, digital tour of the exhibition Together. The New Architecture of the Collective

24-02-2021 - News

MKG, digital tour of the exhibition Together. The New Architecture of the Collective

Hamburg’s MK&G Museum offers a digital tour of the exhibition Together. The New Architecture of the Collective, investigating the growing trend toward collective living solutions.

Luminothérapie in Montreal braves the pandemic

23-02-2021 - Events

Luminothérapie in Montreal braves the pandemic

Canadian non-profit organisation Quartier des Spectacles Partnership holds urban events animating the centre of Montreal every year. Like past editions, this year’s Luminothérapie is an immersive voyage in discovery of interactive lights and sounds, transforming the city into a magical winter wonderland, now more useful than ever to keep people in touch with their city.

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