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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.

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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.

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.

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