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Sustainable design and solutions focusing on the environment, architecture with a “green” heart.

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Training Recreation Education Center (TREC) by ikon.5 architects

21-01-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

Training Recreation Education Center (TREC) by ikon.5 architects

The Newark Housing Authority Training Recreation Education Center (TREC) by ikon.5 architects won the “Best in Competition” award of the 2021 AIA New York Design Awards.
 Conceptualised as an urban living room, TREC is a talisman of hope and change in Newark, New Jersey. It provides vital education, training and recreation services to the underserved citizens of the city.

Gare Maritime by Neutelings Riedijk Architects, a sustainable conversion

18-01-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

Gare Maritime by Neutelings Riedijk Architects, a sustainable conversion

More than merely the largest cross-laminated timber structure in Europe, the Gare Maritime on the Tour & Taxis site in Brussels is a sustainable project by Neutelings Riedijk Architects in collaboration with Bureau Bouwtechniek to convert what was once Europe’s largest freight station into a new district of the city.

Greening the City, exhibition at the DAM in Frankfurt

13-01-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

Greening the City, exhibition at the DAM in Frankfurt

It is evident that green plays a vital role in architecture, and we are all familiar with iconic examples of landmarks adorned with greenery. But it’s time to up the ante and think on a larger scale to make our cities greener in general. The DAM exhibition called Greening the City opens at the end of the month, and there is still time to submit green projects to be included on an interactive map.

RECENT PROJECTS

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.

The Arches Project, reclaiming abandoned spaces in London

10-02-2020 - Sustainable Architecture

The Arches Project, reclaiming abandoned spaces in London

The London-based architectural firm, founded by Tomaso Boano and Jonas Prišmontas together with Meanwhile Space CIC, the pioneering social enterprise at the forefront of bringing temporarily redundant space into productive use worked in partnership with the GLA, Lambeth Council and Network Rail (now Arch Company) to deliver a design-led strategy aiming to provide business incubation opportunities.

K-Kampus by JKMM, sustainable offices in Helsinki

05-02-2020 - Sustainable Architecture

K-Kampus by JKMM, sustainable offices in Helsinki

The Finnish firm, JKMM Architects recently completed K-Kampus, the Kesko headquarters in Helsinki. The architecture occupies a whole city block in the Kalasatama district and serves as a base for some 1800 employees. The building has been granted Green Office environmental certification and an application for BREEAM certification is pending.

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