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Tarabot by theOtherDada: Biodiversity and sustainability at the Jameel Arts Centre for COP28

27-12-2023 - Sustainable Architecture

Tarabot by theOtherDada: Biodiversity and sustainability at the Jameel Arts Centre for COP28

Tarabot: Weaving A Living Forum, inspired by an idea by architect Adib Dada of studioOtherDada in Beirut, is a sustainable pavilion inaugurated during COP28 at the Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai. Made with locally sourced materials such as clay, mycelium, date palm waste and upcycled fabric, the pavilion incarnates a circular, ecological ethic and promotes biodiversity.

The Pyramid of Tirana: transforming a historic monument

13-12-2023 - Sustainable Architecture

The Pyramid of Tirana: transforming a historic monument

Dutch architectural practice MVRDV has completed an important project transforming an old monument in the Albanian capital. A facility opened in 1988 as a museum about the dictator Enver Hoxha has now been given new life as a vibrant cultural centre and educational facility in the heart of Tirana, demonstrating the great potential of historic constructions in Brutalist style.

Helvetia, Austin Maynard Architects’ sustainable home in Fitzroy, Melbourne

15-11-2023 - Sustainable Architecture

Helvetia, Austin Maynard Architects’ sustainable home in Fitzroy, Melbourne

Located on the edge of Melbourne’s CBD or Central Business District, Fitzroy used to be a degraded suburb but has evolved into a trendy district first made popular by artists, combining history with urban chic. In this eclectic neighbourhood stands Helvetia, a Victorian terraced home renovated by Austin Maynard Architects. After being converted into a boarding-house with a fragmented layout, Helvetia has undergone a new metamorphosis incarnating the ideals of sustainability, practicality and beauty.

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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.

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.

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