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The Carmen Hotel by sanzpont, a project inspired by the coral in the Caribbean Sea

20-05-2020 - Sustainable Architecture

The Carmen Hotel by sanzpont, a project inspired by the coral in the Caribbean Sea

The coronavirus pandemic is impacting our day-to-day lives, but we can still dream about travelling. The Carmen Hotel by sanzpont arquitectura in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Yucatan state, Mexico is exotic, sustainable and state-of-the-art, and it’s all inspired by the coral reef in the Caribbean Sea.

Weinstein A+U and the new fire station 22 in Seattle

08-05-2020 - Sustainable Architecture

Weinstein A+U and the new fire station 22 in Seattle

The architects from Seattle-based studio, Weinstein A+U designed fire station 22 in their city. The building, on a small, narrow lot with drive-through access for the fire trucks, also achieved LEED Platinum certification.

Yongjiang Experimental School in Jiangbei District by DC Alliance

01-05-2020 - Sustainable Architecture

Yongjiang Experimental School in Jiangbei District by DC Alliance

The Chinese architecture firm DC Alliance has completed the Yongjiang Experimental School in Jiangbei District, Ningbo, arranging the architectural volumes around a large courtyard that serves as the core of the school activities, also intended as student interaction and the pleasure of spending time together.

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Sanjay Puri Architects has designed The Rajasthan School

19-03-2020 - Sustainable Architecture

Sanjay Puri Architects has designed The Rajasthan School

A new school that is based on the typical architectural elements used in the ancient cities of the state of Rajasthan in India. Sanjay Puri Architects carefully studied the site and responded to the local climate to construct an inherently sustainable school.

The Core: garage-to-office transformation for CBRE in Amsterdam

09-03-2020 - Sustainable Architecture

The Core: garage-to-office transformation for CBRE in Amsterdam

The international design firm CBRE has completed its headquarters in Amsterdam. Called The Core, the operation transformed an old multi-storey parking garage into their corporate offices. The intrinsically sustainable project won both the jury prize and the public prize in the Big Office category of the Frame Awards.

San Sa Village by IlLab Architects, a tribute to the senses and to regional culture

05-03-2020 - Sustainable Architecture

San Sa Village by IlLab Architects, a tribute to the senses and to regional culture

San Sa Village is a hotel complex north of Beijing, not far from the Great Wall of China. The project by llLab Architects - on a site that used to be occupied by a petrol station - was conceived as a kind of village-style group of buildings made from local slate and brick.

MultiPly, a carbon neutral installation at Madrid Design Festival 2020

26-02-2020 - Sustainable Architecture

MultiPly, a carbon neutral installation at Madrid Design Festival 2020

MultiPly, an eight-metre-high wooden pavilion is a collaboration between Waugh Thistleton Architects, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and ARUP to respond to two of the greatest challenges of our time: the growing need for housing and the urgency to fight change climate, presenting as a solution the fusion of modular systems and sustainable building materials.

Riksbyggen’s Solar Egg at the Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi

21-02-2020 - Sustainable Architecture

Riksbyggen’s Solar Egg at the Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi

We have been following Solar Egg since its first installation in Kiruna in 2017; the artwork was designed by Swedish artists Bigert & Bergström for the property developer Riksbyggen and it has now arrived at the famous Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, rebuilt every year using the ice from the Torne River. The contrast between ice and heat is an initiative designed to focus on the problems of global warming.

Sustainable urban regeneration in Barcelona by Arquitectura Anna Noguera

17-02-2020 - Sustainable Architecture

Sustainable urban regeneration in Barcelona by Arquitectura Anna Noguera

Effective intervention in a challenging neighbourhood to create both a sports facility and a landscaped green area that can engage the local community and improve the urban environment. This is the programme for the Centro Sportivo a Turó de la Peira, Barcelona by Arquitectura Anna Noguera.

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