Tag Sustainability

GH + A (Guillermo Hevia Architects): olive oil factory in Chile

06-03-2014

GH + A (Guillermo Hevia Architects): olive oil factory in Chile

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.

Shirish Beri: Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species

29-01-2014

Shirish Beri: Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species

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.

Shigeru Ban’s Tamedia offices: architecture that’s all about details in Zurich

08-01-2014

Shigeru Ban’s Tamedia offices: architecture that’s all about details in Zurich

Known for his focus on sustainability and the architectural potential of humble but long-lasting materials, Shigeru Ban built an office building for the Tamedia Group overlooking Sihl canal in Zurich. The Japanese architect has designed a building with an exposed frame, a double skin of glass and a joint connecting the column and the beam.

ViTre Studio: new Sisma premises in Piovene Rocchette

04-09-2013

ViTre Studio: new Sisma premises in Piovene Rocchette

Sisma appointed ViTre Studio to construct its new headquarters in the province of Vicenza, and the project won second prize in the Renzo Piano Foundation Award. Accomplished by a 14-strong team of designers, the shape and the choice of materials for the industrial unit architecture reflect its setting. The plant systems adopted take into account the values of sustainability, earning the work Class A energy performance certification.

Mehdizadeh: architecture with recycled cladding in Mahallat

31-07-2013

Mehdizadeh: architecture with recycled cladding in Mahallat

Ramin Mehdizadeh in Mahallat is an example of a housing complex and shopping centre in which contemporary architecture is rooted in local tradition. Inspired by the presence of stone quarries in the area, the project uses scrap stone from quarry processes as a cladding material: a sustainable, money-saving project that has won the favour of local builders and been shortlisted for the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

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.

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