Sustainable Building

Responsive bioclimatic skin wraps around LEED Gold ICTA-ICP building in Barcelona

Responsive bioclimatic skin wraps around LEED Gold ICTA-ICP building in Barcelona

The bioclimatic skin, a system of automated polycarbonate shutters that regulate indoor temperatures, is largely responsible for the ICTA-ICP building’s LEED Gold certification. Heat, humidity, and

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Archohm wants to connect all of Helsinki’s museums with a massive loop

Archohm wants to connect all of Helsinki’s museums with a massive loop

The space would serve as a key cultural destination for both the local community and tourists. It would act as an important link that binds together the past and future of art, creating a unique maze of

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Plug n Play is a modular classroom that can be modified to suit local conditions

Plug n Play is a modular classroom that can be modified to suit local conditions

The aim is to provide creative and comfortable spaces for children where they can grow learn and “play” This is achieved through the proposed modular design that offers the end user with the

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Alterra beach resort uses shipping containers for private glamping cabins

Alterra beach resort uses shipping containers for private glamping cabins

Pinamar is a beach resort located about 350 kilometers south-east of Buenos Aires and the landscape is predominantly filled with dense pine woods. Originally, the resort was an art gallery and the funky

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The Cube-Shaped Flotane is a Solar-Powered Rest Stop For Hikers in Norway

The Cube-Shaped Flotane is a Solar-Powered Rest Stop For Hikers in Norway

The parking area has long served as a departure point for hiking trips and as a rest stop for motorists along the Aurlandsfjellet Route. In 2010, the parking area was updated with service facilities,

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6 Amazing Green Treetop Paradises for Sustainable Living

6 Amazing Green Treetop Paradises for Sustainable Living

TORNADO TREEHOUSE ROOTED TREEHOUSE FINCA BELLAVISTA TREE HOTEL UNDER HEAVEN ILLUMINATED GEODESIC DOME TORNADO TREEHOUSE Roderick Romero proved that treehouses are not only for

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Solar-powered Ecocapsule lets you live off-the-grid anywhere in the world

Solar-powered Ecocapsule lets you live off-the-grid anywhere in the world

The compact Ecocapsule fits all the home necessities within an egg-shaped space measuring 4.5 meters (14.6 feet) in length, 2.4 meters (7.9 feet) in width, and 2.5 meters in height (8.2 feet). The total

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Japanese home uses wooden material stronger than steel to combat natural disasters

Japanese home uses wooden material stronger than steel to combat natural disasters

Glulam is a versatile wooden beam consisting of multiple “wooden laminations” which are fused together with a strong, moisture-resistant adhesive. The product boasts to be, pound for pound, stronger

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Quonochontaug House is a daylit vacation home in Rhode Island that uses light as sculpture

Quonochontaug House is a daylit vacation home in Rhode Island that uses light as sculpture

New York–based design studio Bernheimer Architecture designed this daylit vacation house in Rhode Island, the interior of which plays with light like it were a sculpting chisel. The Quonochontaug House

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10 Incredible Designs by Pritzker Prize Laureate Shigeru Ban

10 Incredible Designs by Pritzker Prize Laureate Shigeru Ban

Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand Shigeru Ban designed, pro-bono, this stunning temporary Cardboard Cathedral for Christchurch following a devastating earthquake in 2011. Built with his

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Cantilevered holiday home frames views of Scotland’s Small Isles

Cantilevered holiday home frames views of Scotland’s Small Isles

Though contemporary in design, the Faire Chaolais alludes to traditional Highland agricultural building styles with its gabled and cantilevered first floor clad in larch. The home’s lower floor, which

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New concrete can repair its own cracks with bacteria

New concrete can repair its own cracks with bacteria

Widely used by the Roman Empire to construct enduring architectural wonders, concrete has proven to be one of the most durable building materials. Though concrete reigns supreme, that does not mean it

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Bolivia’s Ecolodge del Lago takes inspiration from traditional Lak’a Uta architecture

Bolivia’s Ecolodge del Lago takes inspiration from traditional Lak’a Uta architecture

The Ecolodge del Lago is 20 minutes walk from Copacabana's town center, across the road from a pebbled beach on the Lake Titicaca. It offers sustainable accommodation in many earth cabins inspired by

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Prefab solar-powered home is a modern take on the traditional Slovenian farmhouse

Prefab solar-powered home is a modern take on the traditional Slovenian farmhouse

Scapelab clad the Simple House’s basic pitched-roof volume with a contemporary facade made of zinc sheet metal and wood. The architects created interesting and clean geometry by pairing horizontally

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This entire house is built from loaves of bread!

This entire house is built from loaves of bread!

La Triennale di Milano museum has just opened a new exhibition “Arts & Foods” curated by the Italian Architect Italo Rota that merges food, design and architecture into one single journey

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Tato Architects turned this congested Japanese home into an open, modern marvel

Tato Architects turned this congested Japanese home into an open, modern marvel

Japanese design studio Tato Architects transformed an old house in Kamisawa in Hyogo Prefecture, into a single-storey residence for a young couple. The architects tore down the entire interior of the

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House of Four Houses is a cohesive residence formed out of four separate volumes

House of Four Houses is a cohesive residence formed out of four separate volumes

This beautiful holiday house in Portugal, inspired by the vernacular architecture of the region, has four simple volumes that create myriad playful spaces. Portuguese design studio PROD Arquitectura

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Energy-positive townhouses power Boston’s grid with renewable energy

Energy-positive townhouses power Boston’s grid with renewable energy

Roxbury E+ comprises four townhomes, each topped with 39 solar panels that can produce more energy—close to 10,000 kilowatts a year—than the homeowners are likely to need. The homes are also designed

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Ultra-narrow affordable LG House encourages open living

Ultra-narrow affordable LG House encourages open living

The LG House in Edmonton, Canada, is an affordable ultra-thin home that encourages an open lifestyle. Thirdstone Inc. designed the structure with floor-to-ceiling windows and the only element that gives a

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MVRDV wins bid to design Seoul’s High Line-inspired park

MVRDV wins bid to design Seoul’s High Line-inspired park

Seoul is no stranger to the adaptive reuse of transit corridors: ten years ago, the city famously tore down a 14-lane freeway to develop Cheonggyecheon River Park, a 11-kilometer-long urban recreational

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen complete first part of the Malmö Live cultural complex

Schmidt Hammer Lassen complete first part of the Malmö Live cultural complex

Danish architecture firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen completed a part of the culture complex in Malmö, Sweden, which includes spaces from skating, public big screen and a new promenade along the canal located

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Low-cost, rolling Friggatto House transforms into two separate buildings

Low-cost, rolling Friggatto House transforms into two separate buildings

Students of a recently founded program at KTH Schoool of Architecture in Stockholm designed and built their own rolling, low-cost, non-permit studio space and named it FRIGGATTO, after two Swedish

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Sculptural House in Lubliniec 2 hides an all-white interior within a sleek black envelope

Sculptural House in Lubliniec 2 hides an all-white interior within a sleek black envelope

House in Lubliniec 2, designed by Dyrda Fikus Architekci, looks like a large black sculpture placed in a residential neighborhood in Poland. Its dark exterior walls and absence of large windows contrast

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7 Gorgeous modern homes hidden inside stone ruins

7 Gorgeous modern homes hidden inside stone ruins

House of Ruins by NRJA Latvian architects NRJA completed the House of Ruins, an award-winning contemporary home built inside the ruins of a 19th century Latvian stone barn. In addition to the beautiful

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Atelier COLE’s Bamboo Trees combats illegal Moon Bear trade in Laos

Atelier COLE’s Bamboo Trees combats illegal Moon Bear trade in Laos

Atelier COLE design an innovative fundraising merchandise store for Free the Bears in Laos with the help of Building Trust. Following the construction of several built projects in South East Asia using

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Old pickle factory converted into beautiful, nearly net-zero energy home

Old pickle factory converted into beautiful, nearly net-zero energy home

The 1880s warehouse was converted into a modern live-work studio for fine arts photographer Jaime Alvarez and girlfriend Leah Shepperd. Bright Common shows off the factory’s industrial character with

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La Casa provides permanent housing for the homeless in Washington DC

La Casa provides permanent housing for the homeless in Washington DC

Architecture firm LEO A DALY teamed up with Studio Twenty Seven Architecture to design this seven-story residential building that helps its tenants transition out of homelessness. La Casa project, located

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How a team of students transformed a group home into a haven through Habilitative Design

How a team of students transformed a group home into a haven through Habilitative Design

Dr. Dak Kopec, Architectural Psychologists and Director of the Boston Architectural College’s (BAC) Master of Design Studies (MDS) in Design for Human Health (DHH) led a team of Graduate students in the

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This amazing log cabin in Norway is worthy of a modern day Viking

This amazing log cabin in Norway is worthy of a modern day Viking

The owner wanted to preserve parts of the three existing cabins and incorporate them into a much bigger space made up of two old volumes and a new addition. In order to create a consistent space, the

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Monaco brings repurposed freight containers and vertical gardens to Expo Milan 2015

Monaco brings repurposed freight containers and vertical gardens to Expo Milan 2015

The Expo Milan 2015 is in full effect and the rest of the world is taking peeks at the breathtaking pavilions and their promising messages for the future. The Principality of Monaco has taken on quite a

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