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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.

RECENT PROJECTS

A barn by Dory Azar Architect Inc. (DAAi) as a rural landmark

31-01-2022 - Sustainable Architecture

A barn by Dory Azar Architect Inc. (DAAi) as a rural landmark

A new rural building along Highway #3 in Tecumseh, Ontario offers the architects of Dory Azar Architect Inc. (DAAi) an opportunity to come up with a contemporary version of a classic construction of vernacular architecture. A simple structure with a specific agricultural use becomes a beautiful landmark of great contemporary value.

Senjavista, touching the stars with Bjørnådal Arkitektstudio

11-01-2022 - Sustainable Architecture

Senjavista, touching the stars with Bjørnådal Arkitektstudio

A plan for a home set in a beautiful landscape in Norway offers architect Hans-Petter Bjørnådal of Bjørnådal Arkitektstudio an opportunity to experiment with camouflaging architecture in nature, drawing on the building traditions of the Sami.

ALA Architects, expansion of Terminal 2 of Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

03-01-2022 - Sustainable Architecture

ALA Architects, expansion of Terminal 2 of Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

Finland’s gateway to the world has been renewed with completion of ALA Architects’ expansion of Terminal 2 at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. The new airport terminal welcomes passengers with an impressive timber-clad ceiling expanding outside to form a massive curved canopy roof.

Best of Livegreenblog: sustainable living

30-12-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

Best of Livegreenblog: sustainable living

We conclude the year 2021 with a look at residential architecture. Once again, this year has brought numerous proposals for sustainable and beautiful living; from single-family homes to whole new neighbourhoods, architects have been proposing solutions that take into account all aspects of environmental and social sustainability.

Best of Livegreenblog, commercial spaces

29-12-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

Best of Livegreenblog, commercial spaces

The Best of Livegreenblog marking the end of the year 2021 must of course include coverage of commercial spaces, as showrooms offer architects a unique opportunity to experiment with new formal idioms and exercise their architectural storytelling skills. All with a nod to sustainability and the circular economy.

CollectionCentre Netherlands, sustainability and culture

20-12-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

CollectionCentre Netherlands, sustainability and culture

Working together to create the new CollectionCentre Netherlands (CC NL) in Amersfoort, a space containing over 500 thousand items from various Dutch collections, the architects of Cepezed designed the interiors in close collaboration with ABT for stability, Valstar Simonis for installations and Peutz for building physics and sustainability.

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