Tag Sustainability

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.

Cherubino Gambardella: Liz Gallery shopping centre

08-02-2012

Cherubino Gambardella: Liz Gallery shopping centre

Cherubino Gambardella has designed a bold new shopping centre for the Benevento area: a major work of contemporary architecture which may be interpreted as an allusion to the local medieval military fortresses and the materials with which they are covered, with indoor flooring recalling streets and big paved areas outside the entrances. A form of sustainability that makes the most of the building’s location.

Cano Briceño: Café and Estudio 5 for artists

25-01-2012

Cano Briceño: Café and Estudio 5 for artists

Alfredo Cano Briceño shows the world of design that it is possible “to make something out of nothing”, constructing a sustainable building using recycled materials with a high expressive potential, in a contemporary project in which architecture is at the service of art and culture in the context of a place of entertainment.

100% sustainable ceramics

20-12-2011

100% sustainable ceramics

Environmental impact has become the new key to rewriting a portion of the history of architecture, as the zero impact effect of certain construction materials such as porcelain stoneware is changing the way people think about design.

Tatiana Bilbao: rammed-earth house in Ajijic

05-12-2011

Tatiana Bilbao: rammed-earth house in Ajijic

Reflecting on issues of importance in contemporary architecture, Tatiana Bilbao rediscovers rammed-earth as a valuable, prestigious building material. Her house in Ajijic, Mexico is an ever-changing dialogue between design and nature, in which this traditional material becomes both a sustainable construction solution and an interpretation of contemporary aesthetic sensibilities.

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