Tag Sustainability

Baan Dumneon, holiday home in Thailand

19-06-2013

Baan Dumneon, holiday home in Thailand

On the basis of the principles of bioarchitecture, Methus Srisuchart and Ginggal Metchanun have built a holiday home in the Damnoen Saduak district near Bangkok, which they entered in the Next Landmark international architecture contest organized by Floornature. The building’s orientation, use of local materials and the flexibility of the walls permitting natural ventilation are the principles underlining the design of the project, with its form inspired by traditional Thai homes.

FRPO Rodriguez & Oriol: MO house in Madrid

17-04-2013

FRPO Rodriguez & Oriol: MO house in Madrid

By interpreting the design of a house like that of a city area or urban community, the FRPO Rodriguez & Oriol studio has deconstructed residential architecture into a series of functions, combining them according to paths and focusing on what links the separate parts. Their choice of building materials was vital: crossed plywood panels that reflect the environmental sustainability of the work.

Tyin Architects: Cassia Coop Training Centre in Sumatra

13-02-2013

Tyin Architects: Cassia Coop Training Centre in Sumatra

The design of the Cassia Coop, a training centre for cinnamon production in Sumatra, is inspired by the desire for action of an emerging architectural practice, Tyin tegnestue Architects, which uses local labour and materials to create this sustainable building.

Naf architect: leftover concrete home

19-09-2012

Naf architect: leftover concrete home

Drawing inspiration from the spontaneous dwellings built on beaches and on riversides, the holiday home in Etajima, Japan, designed by Tetsuya Nakazono of naf architect & design is made from cement blocks using leftover building concrete. Meaning that even non-recyclable material can be used for sustainable building.

Karawitz: passive home in France

05-09-2012

Karawitz: passive home in France

Karawitz designs the second home recognised by the Passivhaus Institut in France, in Bessancourt. The value of the acknowledgement lies in having completed a project which is exemplary not only in terms of comfort and environmental sustainability but also in its architectural composition.

Interview with Juergen Riehm, 1100 Architect

22-08-2012

Interview with Juergen Riehm, 1100 Architect

Floornature interviews Juergen Riehm, partner at 1100 Architect, which he cofounded with David Piscuskus in New York in 1983. The public opening of their latest project, the Children’s Library Discovery Center in New York, gave us the opportunity to discuss the design poetics of a great architectural practice, which now also has an office in Frankfurt. 1100 maintains a constant focus on sustainability and Energy efficiency as requirements for achieving quality and beauty in a work of architecture. Juergen Riehm also discusses the design for the renovation and expansion of the Brooklyn Detention Center in New York. 

Ikon.5: McGee Art Pavilion in New York

23-05-2012

Ikon.5: McGee Art Pavilion in New York

Designed by American studio Ikon.5, McGee Art Pavilion on the New York State College of Ceramics campus in Alfred, New York pays homage to terra cotta and its architectural applications. The project’s focus on environmental sustainability has earned it USGBC LEED Silver certification.

Fügenschuh: MPreis supermarket in Wiesing

04-04-2012

Fügenschuh: MPreis supermarket in Wiesing

MPreis supermarkets stand out because they are commissioned from young architects in the Tyrol and designed not only to save money but to be environmentally sustainable, fit harmoniously into their surroundings and make use of innovative design features. The new supermarket and coffee shop in Wiesing designed by Daniel Fügenschuh is a good example.

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