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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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Tropical Space and the Cuckoo House

20-05-2022 - Sustainable Architecture

Tropical Space and the Cuckoo House

The Vietnamese architectural firm Tropical Space has designed The Cuckoo House in Da Nang, in Vietnam. A combination of a café on the ground floor and a family home on the upper floors, all created using natural materials, for a lively yet serene atmosphere.

ANARCHITECT’s Modernist hotel in Sri Lanka

05-05-2022 - Sustainable Architecture

ANARCHITECT’s Modernist hotel in Sri Lanka

Harding Boutique Hotel opened a few months ago in Ahangama, Sri Lanka. The project by British architect Jonathan Ashmore of ANARCHITECT is the result of close collaboration between the client and the architect, paying tribute to the Sri Lanka Tropical Modernism genre of architecture and its founder Geoffrey Bawa.

Interdisciplinary study for a low carbon emissions viewpoint

26-04-2022 - Sustainable Architecture

Interdisciplinary study for a low carbon emissions viewpoint

An observation tower constructed by students and faculty from Virginia Tech in Radford, Virginia, USA combines advanced research in timber with innovative off-site assembly methods. The New River Train Observation Tower sets an example for the construction of low carbon emissions structures, and is the world’s first building to employ modular construction methods with HCLT timber.

TEF Design’s Larkin Street Substation Expansion

22-04-2022 - Sustainable Architecture

TEF Design’s Larkin Street Substation Expansion

TEF Design of San Francisco has completed an interesting urban infrastructure project: a 12,200 square metre building which is America’s first net-zero energy (NZE) electrical substation. The expansion on the historic 1962 substation building not only meets the operator’s practical requirements but brings new value to the community around it.

Ethical living in Austin Maynard Architects’ Terrace House

15-04-2022 - Sustainable Architecture

Ethical living in Austin Maynard Architects’ Terrace House

Terrace House in Melbourne is Austin Maynard Architect’s first multi-residential project as an architect and developer. The project adopts a revolutionary approach to housing offering quality apartments that are environmentally, socially and financially sustainable.

Îlot Balmoral, sustainable creative building in Montreal designed by Provencher_Roy

12-04-2022 - Sustainable Architecture

Îlot Balmoral, sustainable creative building in Montreal designed by Provencher_Roy

The 13-storey Îlot Balmoral building, designed by the Canadian Provencher_Roy studio is one of the last developmental pieces for completing the Quartier des Spectacles in the centre of Montreal. The spectacular façade architecture aims to obtain the Gold LEED-NC Environmental Certification.

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