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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 passive building for active people: the o-va sports complex in Kolín

09-12-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

A passive building for active people: the o-va sports complex in Kolín

Everyone knows that the gym is good for you – but this one is good for the environment, too, thanks to a series of design choices made by the architects of Czech studio o-va, who built a gym with a reduced environmental footprint in Kolín, on the banks of the Elbe River in the Czech Republic.

Washington State University Everett designed by SRG Partnership

06-12-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

Washington State University Everett designed by SRG Partnership

Multidisciplinary studio SRG Partnership designed the first building on the new WSU Everett campus. The institution significantly expands access to post-secondary education in North Puget Sound, with a building awarded LEED-Gold environmental certification.

Eric Castagnotto’s winery combining heritage with innovation

29-11-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

Eric Castagnotto’s winery combining heritage with innovation

French architect Eric Castagnotto expanded a historic winery for Château Angélus, Carillon d'Angélus and N°3 d'Angélus in Saint-Magne de Castillon, France. The result of painstaking reflection on design, the new winery boasts BREEAM environmental certification.

Expo Dubai 2020, Luxembourg Pavilion designed by Metaform Architects

26-11-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

Expo Dubai 2020, Luxembourg Pavilion designed by Metaform Architects

Metaform Architects, the Luxembourg-based multidisciplinary studio has designed the Pavilion representing Luxembourg at Expo Dubai 2020. A great deal of attention was paid to the visitors' experience, from the waiting line at the entrance, to the route inside the structure. What's more, thanks to the materials used, the project is 70% recyclable.

Paradise Masterplan in Birmingham, first stage completed

18-11-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

Paradise Masterplan in Birmingham, first stage completed

In Birmingham, Two Chamberlain Square is an eight-storey office building with columns and glass façades. Designed by the Glenn Howells Architects (GHA) studio, it is the second building to be completed within GHA’s larger Paradise Masterplan, marking the completion of the first phase of the project. A major milestone therefore for the redevelopment of the English city.

KCAP and Zecc Architecten design new Kade Noord residential complex in Zutphen

08-11-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

KCAP and Zecc Architecten design new Kade Noord residential complex in Zutphen

Dutch architectural firms KCAP and Zecc Architecten have completed the design for a new Kade Noord residential urbanisation in the Noorderhaven Zutphen development area, a town located about 30 km north-east of Arnhem. This sustainable district, conceived from the reconversion of an industrial area, develops around a large green courtyard inspired by the local landscape.

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