The Manum Residence recently completed by Rafiq Azam is located in Chittagong, in southeast Bangladesh. As in all his buildings, in the Manum Residence Rafiq Azam uses concrete and brick, water and greenery in unusual ways to represent his idea of sustainability.
Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners designed Podernuovo Bulgari winery in San Casciano dei Bagni, near Siena. The building combines an attentive reading of the local landscape and the signs left on it by traditional crops with environmental sustainability. Alvisi Kirimoto’s Podernuovo Bulgari winery is all about respect and enhancement of the land.
The innovative young studio Vo Trong Nghia Architects has built a House for trees on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam. Particularly aware of the importance of building sustainable constructions, Vo Trong Nghia attempts to enrich an area where intense urbanisation has left no room for greenery with his House for Trees.
Eduardo Souto de Moura, winner of the 2011 Pritzker Prize, is one of Portugal’s most prominent architects. His recent plan for house in Ponte de Lima 3, an house in northern Portugal, ideally represents his poetics of form while at the same time expressing a sense of sustainability based on knowledge of and respect for the history of the place.
The shape and expressive surfaces of the Norwegian energy company Statoil's office complex reflect the research and innovation that are the keys to the company's operations, achieving significant results in the area of sustainability. A-Lab Arkitekturlaboratoriet's project won the competition held in 2009.
The Olisur olive oil factory designed by GH + A (Guillermo Hevia Architects) is perfect for its location: its shape and the materials used in it are the architectural expression of the features of the landscape at Fundo San José de Marchigüe, an estate in central Chile. The project addresses the need for sustainable production by making use of natural ventilation and light.
Indian architect Shirish Beri designed the LaCONES, Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species, in Hyderabad in central India. His compositional invention is a result of observation of the site, which is dominated by a group of big rocks. The theme of dialogue between the construction and its natural site is interwoven with the theme of sustainability.
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