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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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The sustainable design of ADDP Architects’ new Seaside Residences towers in Singapore

08-09-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

The sustainable design of ADDP Architects’ new Seaside Residences towers in Singapore

Award-winning studio ADDP Architects of Singapore has completed The Seaside Residences, a complex incorporating 841 residential units and two retail spaces in four 27-storey towers. The project reconciles seaside living with urban density in a highly sustainable project.

Best of Livegreenblog, commercial and industrial architecture

24-08-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

Best of Livegreenblog, commercial and industrial architecture

Being sustainable is also a prerogative for companies, so we dedicate this Best of Livegreenblog to the business world that has opted for environmentally friendly solutions in its architectural choices. We find projects involving the recovery and reuse of existing buildings, but also new constructions.

Saltbox Passive House by Atelier L’Abri

23-08-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

Saltbox Passive House by Atelier L’Abri

The Canadian firm L'Abri has built the Saltbox Passive House near Montreal. This family home has received LEED Platinum and PHIUS 2018+ certifications from the Passive House Institute US, becoming the third house in Quebec to obtain passive house certification.

Best of Livegreenblog, research and education

18-08-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

Best of Livegreenblog, research and education

We continue with the summer version of the best of Livegreenblog. At a time of relaxation like this, why not look at the architecture dedicated to schools and research institutes? In this case, we can range from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center by Neutelings Riiedijk Architects in Leiden to Karim Nader's renovated schools in Beirut, from the American excellence Kendeda Building to the two university institutes designed by Coldefy in France.

Best of Livegreenblog, places of culture

11-08-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

Best of Livegreenblog, places of culture

Throughout the year we have often talked about architecture for culture, from large museums to tiny art galleries, castles and cultural centres. The four projects we are presenting as the best of this first part of 2021 all have a common denominator: they are works created in the pre-existing environment.

Bjørnådal Arkitektstudio’s “Il primo cerchio del paradiso” at Biennale di Venezia

06-08-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

Bjørnådal Arkitektstudio’s “Il primo cerchio del paradiso” at Biennale di Venezia

“Il primo cerchio del paradiso”, or "The first circle of paradise”, is Norway’s contribution to the 2021 Architecture Exhibition in Venice, by Bjørnådal Arkitektstudio. The intrinsically sustainable installation is part of the "Time Space Existence” side event at Giardini Della Marinaressa, focusing on Norway’s cultural connections with Venice.

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