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Graham Baba Architects designs the new Ballard Food Bank

30-12-2022 - Sustainable Architecture

Graham Baba Architects designs the new Ballard Food Bank

Sharing, in the true sense of the word, has been the key to the Ballard Food Bank in Ballard, Seattle since it was founded in the late '70s. Following Graham Baba Architects’ expansion, the Food Bank can now offer additional support services under agreements with a series of partners in the community.

Maidla Nature Resort grows with Villa POKU

23-12-2022 - Sustainable Architecture

Maidla Nature Resort grows with Villa POKU

POKU is the name of the latest addition to the Maidla Nature Resort in Estonia. The Villa was built by the Estonian studio KTA Architects and is elegantly based on Estonian timber construction traditions. The third element added by the growing Resort to the main guest house, recognised with the People's Choice Award at the 2022 Estonian Wooden Architecture Prize.

Certified sustainability for Skylab’s Columbia Building in Portland

09-12-2022 - Sustainable Architecture

Certified sustainability for Skylab’s Columbia Building in Portland

The Columbia Building for the Bureau of Environmental Services of the city of Portland, Oregon by American architectural practice Skylab offers an excellent example of a wide-ranging, forward-looking project. The multifunctional complex, LEED Gold certified for sustainability, takes users’ well-being into account while incarnating the institution’s principles of optimal water management.

RECENT PROJECTS

Morphogenesis and the Lodsi community project for Forest Essentials

02-12-2022 - Sustainable Architecture

Morphogenesis and the Lodsi community project for Forest Essentials

Morphogenesis, an Indian architecture and urban planning studio with offices in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and New Delhi, has created a „net zero“ emissions industrial complex for Forest Essentials. Located on the slopes of the Himalayas, the complex provides a model of sustainable development for rural communities making use of integrated passive and active design technologies.

Peris+Toral Arquitectes, beautiful and affordable housing

11-11-2022 - Sustainable Architecture

Peris+Toral Arquitectes, beautiful and affordable housing

The Peris+Toral Arquitectes studio has created a five-storey building with 54 social housing units in Barcelona, in the Bon Pastor district. An architecture that offers housing that is not only affordable, but also beautiful and sustainable. In fact, the project was shortlisted for the FAD Award for Architecture 2022 and received a special mention in the HISPALYT Architecture Awards 2022.

Daan Roosegaarde’s SPARK wins the 2022 Dutch Creativity Awards

03-11-2022 - Sustainable Architecture

Daan Roosegaarde’s SPARK wins the 2022 Dutch Creativity Awards

Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde’s Studio Roosegarde and Media.Monks have won the prestigious 2022 Dutch Creativity Awards for SPARK: a poetic performance in which thousands of biodegradable sparks of light float organically in the air. The artist drew his inspiration from the magical light of fireflies in this new version of the ritual of fireworks.

MVRDV transforms a shopping centre in Lyon

26-10-2022 - Sustainable Architecture

MVRDV transforms a shopping centre in Lyon

What to do with an old shopping centre from the ’70s such as La Part-Dieu, right in the centre of Lyon, France? - Call Dutch studio MVRRDV and ask them to transform it in a way that not only sustainably reuses a lot of the materials from the existing building, but reorganises and expands its internal programmes, making an urban dinosaur into an attractive location for the citizenry and revitalising its surroundings.

Iris Ceramica Group and Bibendum for Sustainable Conviviality

06-10-2022 - Sustainable Architecture

Iris Ceramica Group and Bibendum for Sustainable Conviviality

Sustainability is in its DNA: this is why the Iris Ceramica Group partnered with Bibendum to ensure “Sustainable Conviviality” during the Cersaie 2022, International Exhibition of Ceramics for Architecture and Bathroom Furnishings, in which the group participated with the theme of SHAPING THE FUTURE – the new dawn of ceramics.

JGMA Esperanza Health Centre Brighton Park for Public Health in Chicago

26-09-2022 - Sustainable Architecture

JGMA Esperanza Health Centre Brighton Park for Public Health in Chicago

Designers from the JGMA studio have created a contemporary community health centre, capable of providing essential services that are currently lacking in this southwestern area of Chicago. With its large lobby, the architecture extends towards the community which, here, finds a new neighbourhood landmark.

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