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Low Impact Maison Reciprocity Home Boasts a “Living” Brise-Soleil Modular Building Shell

Low Impact Maison Reciprocity Home Boasts a “Living” Brise-Soleil Modular Building Shell

The concept is based on designing row house neighborhoods that have a minimal environmental impact. Built as an affordable multi-story house, Maison Reciprocity will be organized around a central

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MYCC Builds Gorgeous Prefab Wooden JP House in Just Five Days

MYCC Builds Gorgeous Prefab Wooden JP House in Just Five Days

JP House stands on a hill overlooking Tragacete, a municipality famous for a rich mimbre (wicker) culture and crafts. This dried plant industry was extremely important for the area’s development, so

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Santa Eugenia Social Housing Aptly Deals With an Unfortunate Solar Orientation

Santa Eugenia Social Housing Aptly Deals With an Unfortunate Solar Orientation

When Bailo Rull ADD+ took on this project, one of the main problems they had to solve was how to design a social housing project with a misguided solar orientation? The masterplan called for a linear

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Liyuan Library’s Wood Facade Filters the Sun While Harmonizing With the Surrounding Landscape

Liyuan Library’s Wood Facade Filters the Sun While Harmonizing With the Surrounding Landscape

The library, which is located in the tiny village of Huairou, gives the local villagers a serene reading space as well as access to reading materials. Li Xiaodong wanted to create a place conducive to

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London’s Energy-Efficient Jodrell Laboratory Houses the World’s Largest Fungi Collection

London’s Energy-Efficient Jodrell Laboratory Houses the World’s Largest Fungi Collection

The Jodrell Laboratory extension, dubbed 'The Wolfson Wing', achieved a BREEAM 'Excellent' mark and was designed to be energy-efficient and sustainable in many aspects. Among the most distinctive

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Passive Bamboo Residence Keeps Cool With Pixelated Green Brise Soleil Facade

Passive Bamboo Residence Keeps Cool With Pixelated Green Brise Soleil Facade

Along with Group 8’s Coral House, the Bamboo residence was part of a plan to redesign the former industrial neighborhood of Chandieu into a residential area with public and private green spaces. A

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Juergen H Mayer Architekten Complete Beautiful Organic Apartment Complex in Berlin

Juergen H Mayer Architekten Complete Beautiful Organic Apartment Complex in Berlin

J. MAYER H. Architekten is putting the finishing touches on a new sustainable residential infill in Berlin just a few corners away from the top tourist spot of Museum Island. A metal brise-soleil projects

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Monconseil Sports Hall is a Luminous Naturally Daylit Gymnasium in France

Monconseil Sports Hall is a Luminous Naturally Daylit Gymnasium in France

The long building serves as a venue for sports that include like basketball, handball, volleyball and gymnastics and has seating for up to 700 people. There is also space for locker rooms, offices,

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Barcelona’s Beautiful Martinet School Boasts a Sun-Shielding Ceramic Facade

Barcelona’s Beautiful Martinet School Boasts a Sun-Shielding Ceramic Facade

The building features a beautiful ceramic tile façade that shields the southern corridors, providing passive protection from the sun. The tiles are set at right angles to each other, and the sides facing

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Torre Plaça Europa: Social Housing in Barcelona Made With 100% Recyclable Materials

Torre Plaça Europa: Social Housing in Barcelona Made With 100% Recyclable Materials

R+B Arqts had five innovation criteria in mind while designing this social housing project. First, they wanted each apartment to have multiple solar orientations and cross ventilation. Second, the

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Green-Roofed Sebrae HQ Harnesses Passive Design to Keep its Cool in Brazil

Green-Roofed Sebrae HQ Harnesses Passive Design to Keep its Cool in Brazil

The office building is deceptively simple from a distance, appearing as a 3-story vertical grid of screened windows on one side flanked by concrete walls. Visitors who venture closer discover an

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Wave-Shaped Aragon Convention Center is Flooded With Daylight

Wave-Shaped Aragon Convention Center is Flooded With Daylight

The Convention Center of Aragon is a dynamic multi-use space that was designed to serve a variety of functions once the Zaragoza Expo ended. It is composed of three main blocks that house a multi-purpose

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Prickly Porcupine Office Cleared for Construction

Prickly Porcupine Office Cleared for Construction

Passive solar design meets pointillist pincushion in this stunning porcupine-inspired office recently cleared for construction in Prestons, England. Designed by UK-based Moxon Architects, the building

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3HLD’s Marvelous “Bandaged” Medical Center

3HLD’s Marvelous “Bandaged” Medical Center

Zagreb-based 3HLD has just won an international closed competition to design a new private medical center in the seaside town of Split, Croatia. With the keen eye of design surgeons, 3HLD has taken what

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