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La Trobe University’s Eye-Popping New Research Facility Aims for Australia’s 5-Star Green Rating
Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On March 28, 2013 @ 5:37 pm In Architecture,Gallery,Green Building,Green Technology,Innovation | 1 Comment
The six-story rectangular building is enveloped with an undulating honeycomb-like façade that is dominated by colorful oversized window frames. Three of these are outfitted with wood and protrude from the exterior wall creating an interesting effect. Thanks to the large façade openings, the interior overflows with natural light .
The structure will be linked into the existing upgraded four-story building, providing a fully-integrated research and learning environment. With large open areas and lounges scattered throughout the lower floors, the new building encourages interaction and reinforces a sense of interconnectivity. Incorporating a wide range of cutting-edge sustainability technologies, the building aims to achieve a 5 Star Green Level — a certificate awarded by the Green Building Council of Australia to projects that showcase innovation in sustainable building  practices.
Via KNSTRCT 
Photos by Dianna Snape 
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 nanotechnology: http://inhabitat.com/nanoscribe-unveils-the-worlds-fastest-nano-scale-3d-printer/
 Lyons Architects: http://www.lyonsarch.com.au/
 Green Building Council of Australia: http://www.gbca.org.au/green-star/
 : http://inhabitat.com/la-trobe-universitys-eye-popping-new-research-facility-aims-for-australias-5-star-green-rating/lims-la-trobe-university-molecular-science-building-lyons-architects-2/?extend=1
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 natural light: http://inhabitat.com/laser-cut-butterfly-door-allows-natural-light-into-londons-hidden-house/
 sustainable building: http://inhabitat.com/the-best-sustainable-building-products-from-greenbuild-2012-in-san-francisco/
 + Lyons Architects: http://www.lyonsarch.com.au/la-trobe-university-institute-for-molecular-science-2/?b=1
 KNSTRCT: http://knstrct.com/2013/03/27/lims-la-trobe-university-molecular-science-building-australia/#
 Dianna Snape: http://www.diannasnape.com.au/
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