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Innovative, sustainable materials and ideas that make a difference in architecture.

Curated by Christiane Burklein

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.

Roland Baldi Architects, Ritten Civil Defence Centre

15-02-2021 - Materials

Roland Baldi Architects, Ritten Civil Defence Centre

Roland Baldi Architects designed the new Civil Defence Centre in Ritten, also known by the Italian name Renon, in Alto Adige: a sculptural building housing the Fire-fighters, the Alpine Rescue Service and the White Cross.

LCA architetti’s Climbers’ Refuge

08-02-2021 - Materials

LCA architetti’s Climbers’ Refuge

Luca Compri’s studio LCA architects built a chalet in Cervinia Valtournenche featuring bold materiality in harmony with its natural surroundings, with a strong focus on sustainability.

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Francesca Perani’s urban refuge: creativity with a reduced environmental footprint

04-02-2021 - Materials

Francesca Perani’s urban refuge: creativity with a reduced environmental footprint

Italian architect Francesca Perani, in the province of Bergamo, planned the conversion of a porch into a 25 square-metre tiny house making bold use of colours and materials. All infused with the clients’ intercultural identity in a fun but practical construction.

Gitai Architects signs off on a sustainable refurbishment in Paris

22-01-2021 - Materials

Gitai Architects signs off on a sustainable refurbishment in Paris

Gitai Architects explored sustainable housing possibilities with a complete makeover of one of the classic Haussmann apartment buildings in Paris. Their project aims at functional interior design with elegant wooden cabinetry built into the walls.

Imperial Kiln Museum di Studio Zhu-Pei, history and materials

14-01-2021 - Materials

Imperial Kiln Museum di Studio Zhu-Pei, history and materials

The Imperial Kiln Museum, designed by Studio Zhu-Pei is located in Jingdezhen, renowned for its Chinese porcelain, stands out for its handmade brick vaults. The architecture is reminiscent of the shape of the kilns and even incorporates archaeological relics in the museum project.

Josep Ferrando Architecture, Sáenz Valiente building, UTDT Buenos Aires

07-01-2021 - Materials

Josep Ferrando Architecture, Sáenz Valiente building, UTDT Buenos Aires

Catalan architecture firm Josep Ferrando has realized the new Sáenz Valiente building for the Torcuato Di Tella University in Buenos Aires, Argentina. With its very clean lines, this mixed-use building won in two categories of the international FAD 2020 awards, one of the most important recognitions for architecture on the Iberian Peninsula. It was also certified with LEED Gold green building rating.

Urban density, the Grasshopper Studio and Courtyard by Wittman Estes

28-12-2020 - Materials

Urban density, the Grasshopper Studio and Courtyard by Wittman Estes

US architecture firm Wittman Estes has designed a small studio and courtyard behind a house that was built in the 1940s. An elegant, and at the same time sustainable response that provides a design solution on a human scale without losing sight of the pressing urgency to densify the urban fabric.

Hotel Milla Montis, a sustainable landmark

24-12-2020 - Materials

Hotel Milla Montis, a sustainable landmark

The architecture firm of Peter Pichler designed the recently opened Hotel Milla Montis in Maranza, South Tyrol. Architecture inspired by the local vernacular, by the majestic Dolomites landscape, and using locally sourced materials so guests can enjoy a holiday with low environmental impact.

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