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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.

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Shoku-tei Sushi restaurant in Shenzhen designed by NATURE TIMES ART DESIGN

26-10-2021 - Design

Shoku-tei Sushi restaurant in Shenzhen designed by NATURE TIMES ART DESIGN

The new Shoku-tei Sushi restaurant designed by the NATURE TIMES ART DESIGN studio is located on the ground floor of a shopping complex in the Futian Central Business District, in Shenzhen, China. Here, natural elements such as stones, trees, earth and plants provide a subtle balance to the surrounding modern skyscrapers and the lively city centre, creating a place of poetic minimalism.

House of Wisdom designed by Foster+Partners seen through Shoayb Khattab’s lens

25-10-2021 - News

House of Wisdom designed by Foster+Partners seen through Shoayb Khattab’s lens

House of Wisdom, the large library designed by the Foster + Partners studio - and recalling Mies van der Rohe’s style - in Sharjah, Dubai, was the subject of the photographic project by director and photographer Shoayb Khattab, winning the prestigious Architizer+ 2021 award in the Photography + Video category.

Building Natural Connections: Unlocking social value

22-10-2021 - Events

Building Natural Connections: Unlocking social value

The last appointment of the Building Natural Connections webinar series, organised by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership - University of Cambridge and the Future Spaces Foundation in the run-up to COP26, the "UN Climate Change Conference", was titled "Unlocking Social Value". As the exclusive media partner of the event, Floornature presents a brief summary of the event.

RECENT PROJECTS

Activating the rural space by LIN Architecture

21-10-2021 - Materials

Activating the rural space by LIN Architecture

LIN Architecture is a pioneering design and research institute in Asia, dedicated to spatial research, design and education. The team carried out an experimental project on the reactivation of the rural space in Chongming, a very important topic, not only in China.

Eco-social artist Luca Gnizio at the Italian Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai

20-10-2021 - Design

Eco-social artist Luca Gnizio at the Italian Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai

Italian eco-social artist Luca Gnizio is one of the ten outstanding individuals selected to represent Italy for a series of ‘Success Stories’ on ecology, beauty and reuse as part of the Italian Pavilion at Expo Dubai. For over ten years, the artist and designer has been transforming waste into an ecological and social opportunity rooted in the principle of the three Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - offering a new lease of life to old materials.

EXPO Dubai 2020, itinerary and exhibition spaces of the Spanish Pavilion

19-10-2021 - Events

EXPO Dubai 2020, itinerary and exhibition spaces of the Spanish Pavilion

The itinerary and the exhibition spaces entitled “Intelligence for Life” of the Spanish Pavilion at EXPO Dubai 2020 are curated by Italian architect Carmelo Zappulla, founder and director of the External Reference firm, together with the Onionlab multidisciplinary studio. An artificial forest that produces oxygen and an immersive reality that allows us to understand our environmental impact.

Prodesi/Domesi designs small cottage inspired by a ship cabin

18-10-2021 - Materials

Prodesi/Domesi designs small cottage inspired by a ship cabin

The latest project by the Czech architectural firm Prodesi/Domesi is a small holiday home inspired by a ship cabin. A cottage engaged in an intense dialogue with the nature of the artificial lake on whose shore it stands and characterised by a marked materiality projected by the careful attention to the surrounding environmental context.

SET Architects, how to rethink a small flexible home

15-10-2021 - Design

SET Architects, how to rethink a small flexible home

The Italian SET Architects studio has completed the renovation of a small apartment for a graphic designer in the heart of Rome’s Testaccio district. A carefully conceived project, on minimal but flexible spaces, which enhances the pre-existing elements with a new formal vocabulary.

MFLA Landscape Design Studio and the most sustainable winery in the USA

14-10-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

MFLA Landscape Design Studio and the most sustainable winery in the USA

The designers from the Munden Fry Landscape Associates - MFLA studio have created, in collaboration with Piechota Architecture, the only "zero net water and energy" winery in the USA with the Alexander Valley Silver Oak Winery in California. The Silver Oak Winery has obtained both the LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge certifications.

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