Tag Sustainability

LAN: student residences in Paris

05-08-2011

LAN: student residences in Paris

LAN architecture of Frances uses materials to characterise a student housing complex in the La Chapelle district of Paris, next to the redeveloped ZAC Pajol area. The themes of integration and privacy are addressed along with reduction of energy resources, earning the work Habitat et Environnement THPE certification in France.

Sustainable architecture

14-06-2011

Sustainable architecture

In recent years, everything that has to do with building design, choice of materials and construction techniques has been forced to address the issue of sustainability.

A wooden house in Gerês National Park

09-05-2011

A wooden house in Gerês National Park

The plan for a house in Gerês National Park in Portugal is an example of the kind of architecture that sets aside formal advocacy to draw its inspiration from nature and mould itself completely to its requirements, revealing one of the many faces of sustainability: the one based on attentive use of materials and interaction with the landscape.

Sustainable architecture: a straw house

11-04-2011

Sustainable architecture: a straw house

By combining “canonic” materials such as brick and glass with straw, architect Arjen Reas meets the needs of sustainability while permitting interaction between the environment and the landscape, between the private and the public. His plan for a home in Zoermeer (the Netherlands) is a work of contemporary form and content.

Tourism routes in Norway: Trollstigen

10-03-2011

Tourism routes in Norway: Trollstigen

RRA’s recently completed plans for a lookout over the fjords of Trollstigen is a work in which both materials and composition are inspired entirely by landscape. Cor-ten steel changes colour with the action of time, camouflaging the construction and demonstrating that being sustainable does not just mean consuming less energy: it means reducing visual impact on the environment.

Thomas Phifer: Salt Point House

17-12-2010

Thomas Phifer: Salt Point House

Thomas Phifer’s Salt Point House is an open space organised around a closed-in core containing utility areas and technical installations to leave the glass walls entirely free to provide shelter without blocking the view of the landscape.

Finnish Pavilion at Expo Shanghai 2010

18-05-2010

Finnish Pavilion at Expo Shanghai 2010

JKMM Architects’ pavilion is a synthesis of Finland’s nature and architecture, building an image that will go right to the heart of Finnish citizens and everyone who appreciates Finnish culture.

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