Tag Sustainability

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.

The Italian Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai

06-05-2010

The Italian Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai

Concreteness and dynamism are the keywords describing the Italian Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai. The design produced by a team under the direction of Giampaolo Imbrighi reveals solid compositional choices and assignment of priority to environmental sustainability, and reflects a spirit of change and flexibility with innovative use of clear cement.GranitiFiandre is a partner of the General Commission of the Italian Government for Expo 2010.

Olavi Koponen and the round home

20-04-2010

Olavi Koponen and the round home

On the basis of the needs of a private client confined to a wheelchair, Olavi Koponen designs a home that makes its limitations into its strong point: the need for barrier-free movement suggests the idea of a circular floorplan on a level that determines the shape of the building. The wooden cladding and structure are a declaration of Koponen’s vocabulary and his ecological architecture.

Keating Hotel, Pininfarina, San Diego, 2008

03-12-2008

Keating Hotel, Pininfarina, San Diego, 2008

Pininfarina’s Keating Hotel, in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, is an ecological design hotel.

Ponzano Children, Alberto Campo Baeza, Ponzano (Treviso), 2007

28-01-2008

Ponzano Children, Alberto Campo Baeza, Ponzano (Treviso), 2007

The new Children's Centre designed by Alberto Campo Baeza in collaboration with Massimo Benetton and built by the Benetton Group and the City of Ponzano is located right behind the company's headquarters in Ponzano.

Renson Offices. Waregem (Belgium). Jo Crepain. 2002

23-11-2007

Renson Offices. Waregem (Belgium). Jo Crepain. 2002

Linear, discrete yet effective: Jo Crepain's unique style is reflected yet again in his project for Renson, a company specialising in the production of ventilation and sun protection systems.

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