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A beautiful and economical house in Japan

26-07-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

A beautiful and economical house in Japan

Japanese architect Yasuyuki Kitamura’s House in Minohshinmachi offers tangible proof that a house can be made beautiful and interesting even on a low budget, in a project that stands out for its formal beauty and ability to interact with its natural surroundings.

Sir John Monash Centre: The architecture of memory

20-07-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

Sir John Monash Centre: The architecture of memory

Sir John Monash Centre, a museum and interpretation centre in France in memory of the contribution made by Australian soldiers in Europe during the First World War, is a project by Cox Architecture with Williams, Abrahams and Lampros which won a prize in the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2021 International Chapter Awards.

The Global Flora Conservatory: a sustainable botanical collection

19-07-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

The Global Flora Conservatory: a sustainable botanical collection

The Global Flora Conservatory at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, USA, was designed by American studio Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Ltd. (KVA Matx), in partnership with an interdisciplinary team from the college itself, to provide a sustainable home for the college’s botanical collection.

RECENT PROJECTS

Stefano Bindi designs an iconic and sustainable industrial architecture

05-07-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

Stefano Bindi designs an iconic and sustainable industrial architecture

Architect Stefano Bindi has created the new headquarters of the Ortofrutta Caligari & Babbi company in Savignano sul Rubicone (in the Emilia-Romagna region). An architecture of great visual impact, designed to minimise the environmental impact and to offer a beautiful and healthy working environment, a landmark visible from the Via Emilia.

CPDA Arquitectos’ Jardin Escandón connects architecture with nature

29-06-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

CPDA Arquitectos’ Jardin Escandón connects architecture with nature

Mexican studio CPDA Arquitectos and the landscape architects of Taller Entorno Paisaje worked on Jardin Escandón, a residential complex built around a central courtyard with a rear patio, so that all the residential units enjoy daylight and cross-ventilation for maximum living comfort in close contact with nature.

French architecture firm Coldefy has created a new centre for sustainable transport

24-06-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

French architecture firm Coldefy has created a new centre for sustainable transport

The architects of French firm Coldefy have recently completed work on two research institutes in Valenciennes, France: the Institut des Mobilités et Transports Durables (IMTD) & the Institut International du Management (IIM) at the Université Polytechnique des Hauts-de-France (UPHF). The building is home to an ecosystem dedicated to sustainable mobility and transport.

SRG Partnership studio Portland offices

21-06-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

SRG Partnership studio Portland offices

The SRG Partnership studio has completed its offices in Portland, Oregon, in the former headquarters of The Oregonian’s printing press, a local newspaper. The historic space designed by architect Pietro Belluschi back in 1948 has been transformed into a tangible showcase of the studio's design philosophy, targeting to obtain the LEED Platinum certification.

Büro Ole Scheeren’s DUO in Singapore, a sustainable tower awarded the CTBUH Award

07-06-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

Büro Ole Scheeren’s DUO in Singapore, a sustainable tower awarded the CTBUH Award

The DUO complex in Singapore, designed by Büro Ole Scheeren, has been presented with the Council of Tall Buildings’ Urban Habitat Award 2021 in the Single Site category. Every year, the prestigious award is given in recognition of a vertical urban habitat that fits well into its environmental and cultural surroundings, where public space is an important element of the project itself.

Theorem Winery by Richard Beard Architects

03-06-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

Theorem Winery by Richard Beard Architects

San Francisco-based firm Richard Beard Architects has worked on a 19th-century building complex in the Napa Valley. After renovating the existing constructions, he incorporated a new volume into the complex dedicated to wine tasting, with a design scheme that respects the stylistic features of the past whilst also offering an attractively human scale.

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