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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.

Curated by Christiane Burklein

Outside In, a house designed by i29 and Bedaux de Brouwer architecten

23-11-2020 - Materials

Outside In, a house designed by i29 and Bedaux de Brouwer architecten

Outside In, the house designed by Bedaux de Bouwer and by i29 in the Netherlands, makes its connection with nature its strength. Here, the greenery seems to come from the outdoors into the interior to create a unique home.

Emilio Ambasz donates to MoMA to establish a new green research institute

20-11-2020 - News

Emilio Ambasz donates to MoMA to establish a new green research institute

The Emilio Ambasz Institute for the Joint Study of the Built and the Natural Environment is to be located on MoMA’s Midtown Manhattan campus within the Department of Architecture and Design. It will be dedicated to understanding the interaction between architecture and ecology. It was founded thanks to the donation of the famous designer and architect Emilio Ambasz, a visionary in the field of green architecture.

Kirsten Schwalgien, award-winning interior in a historical setting in Barcelona

19-11-2020 - Design

Kirsten Schwalgien, award-winning interior in a historical setting in Barcelona

German interior designer Kirsten Schwalgien has transformed the ground floor of listed local gem Casa Burés—one of the best examples of Modernist architecture in Barcelona’s Eixample district and designed in 1905 by Francesc Berenguer—into a state-of-the-art residential loft. The LoftBuresQ project also won the German Design Award.

RECENT PROJECTS

Biosphere by Chain10, bioclimatic offices

18-11-2020 - Sustainable Architecture

Biosphere by Chain10, bioclimatic offices

With Biosphere, the architects from Chain10 Architecture&Interior Design Institute have designed an office building that proactively responds to the weather and environmental conditions in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, striving to incorporate as many sustainable and eco-friendly principles as possible.

Crafts NOW: 2nd edition, this time online

17-11-2020 - Events

Crafts NOW: 2nd edition, this time online

Crafts NOW, the conference on crafts organized as part of the fourteenth edition of Barcelona Design Week, will be presented online this year. The use of plastics will be discussed on 18 November 2020, and the intention is to initiate discussion on innovation around this controversial material.

Stone Solar Studio, pragmatic sustainability

16-11-2020 - Sustainable Architecture

Stone Solar Studio, pragmatic sustainability

Stone Solar Studio is a modern, eco-friendly Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (DADU). The project with the International Living Futures Institute’s (IFLI) zero energy certification and eye-catching appeal was designed by Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape with NODE, which builds high-tech prefabs, both based in Seattle.

Past and future in the present, Vanke Nantou Gallery by Various Associates

13-11-2020 - Design

Past and future in the present, Vanke Nantou Gallery by Various Associates

The Chinese studio, Various Associates, has designed the interiors of a refurbishment project in the district of Nantou, Shenzhen, an exhibition gallery of urban memory. The venue tells the story of the past, present and future of the current transformation taking place in what used to be the heart of the Shenzhen metropolis.

ADEPT and the Braunstein Taphouse, architecture designed for disassembly

12-11-2020 - Sustainable Architecture

ADEPT and the Braunstein Taphouse, architecture designed for disassembly

Copenhagen-based studio ADEPT has designed a new taphouse for the Braunstein microbrewery in the harbour of Koege, Denmark. Since it stands on what may well be a temporary site, the architecture was designed as an easily demountable project that could easily be moved somewhere else.

Preserving culture in the Arctic World Archive

11-11-2020 - News

Preserving culture in the Arctic World Archive

To keep its invaluable artworks safe for the future, the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Norway has deposited a copy of its entire collection of 400,000 objects in the Arctic World Archive’s vault. The Arctic World Archive is situated in a former coal mine in the Svalbard archipelago.

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