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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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Hacker Architects renovates Fariborz Maseeh Hall at Portland State University

27-10-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

Hacker Architects renovates Fariborz Maseeh Hall at Portland State University

The American Hacker Architects studio has designed the renovation of the Fariborz Maseeh Hall at Portland State University in Oregon. An intervention concerning both the exteriors and the interiors of the existing structure, transforming an outdated fortress-like building, originally built in the 1960s, into a light-filled and interactive academic hub.

MFLA Landscape Design Studio and the most sustainable winery in the USA

14-10-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

MFLA Landscape Design Studio and the most sustainable winery in the USA

The designers from the Munden Fry Landscape Associates - MFLA studio have created, in collaboration with Piechota Architecture, the only "zero net water and energy" winery in the USA with the Alexander Valley Silver Oak Winery in California. The Silver Oak Winery has obtained both the LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge certifications.

Building Natural Connections Webinars

12-10-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

Building Natural Connections Webinars

Floornature is the exclusive media partner of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership - University of Cambridge and of the Future Spaces Foundation for the “Building Natural Connections” webinar series organised in the run-up to the "UN Climate Change Conference" COP26. In view of the third appointment of the series on the social value of architecture, here is a summary of the previous two appointments in the series.

Transformation in San Francisco by Buttrick Projects Architecture+Design

29-09-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

Transformation in San Francisco by Buttrick Projects Architecture+Design

The Oakland-based Buttrick Projects Architecture+Design firm has designed the transformation of a multi-residential structure in San Francisco, known as the Filbert Cottages. The pre-existing structures dating back to the busy construction period that followed the devastating 1906 earthquake, have been recovered with technically updated and contemporary details and architectural elements.

THISS at the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

21-09-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

THISS at the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

The British architecture firm THISS, founded by architects Tamsin Hanke and Sash Scott, is present at the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2021 (SBAU) with the Resilient Monument project. The installation in the Cities section of the SBAU investigates the meaning of monuments, examined from the point of view of resilience.

Sustainable transformation, D525 Barcelona designed by Sanzpont Arquitectura

20-09-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

Sustainable transformation, D525 Barcelona designed by Sanzpont Arquitectura

D525 Barcelona is an office building located in Barcelona, the result of the conversion of a condominium dating back to the 1970s. The project was designed by Sanzpont Arquitectura, with the aim of reducing the environmental impact of the architectural gesture thanks to a sustainable renovation of the existing structure.

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