To match the color scheme of Palmela's urban landscape, the architects mixed an ochre pigment to the concrete to create a dusky warm tone. The concrete facade also shows a textured finish created from the
Monsanto's architecture is utterly unique in the world, as the town rose up in, around, and beneath these rock formations rather than making any attempt to remove or alter them. They've proven to be great
The design of the Keck Institute for Space Studies called for not only the construction of a new modernist building, but also the historic renovation of the Tolman-Bacher House, a mission-style building
"The aim of our proposal is not [to] compete to create another symbolic icon, but rather a structure that will preserve and enhance the current landscape views," write the architects. The architects also
True to its container heritage, the Dwell can be relocated anywhere a shipping container can be delivered. Once in situ, the unit takes around three hours to set up, with pack down taking the same amount
Young Harris College is a small college in northeast Georgia that made a transition from a 2-year college to a 4-year institution in about six years ago. To accommodate new students, the college had to
Set against the backdrop of Table Mountain, Portside covers an entire city block in Cape Town's emerging financial district and is considered the city's first significant high-rise since the early 1990s.
We've seen our share of dazzling mega-airports, each with more eco-friendly elements than the last, but Foster + Partners' recently unveiled designs for a new international airport in Mexico City really
The minimalist oval chapel, designed by Berlin architects Rudolf Reitermann and Peter Sassenroth, was completed in 2000 and consists of a monumental rammed-earth core structure flanked with a translucent
Inspired by the affordability of the material, Bilbao decided to build the walls using rammed earth in order to provide the home with optimal temperature control through its thermal mass properties. In
Algal Turf Scrubbing
After spending years studying natural solar bio-energy in Caribbean coral reefs, Walter H. Adey, PhD. developed Algal Turf Scrubber, a biomimetic system that generates a fast-growing
Sea levels are rising, floods are prevalent, and cities are at greater risk than ever due to climate change. Now that we've accepted these facts, it's time to design and build more resilient structures.