The war-torn city of Beirut is burdened by dark smog due to severely congested roadways filled with old cars that emit high levels of CO2 emissions. The city of concrete high-rises was not designed with
Mario Cucinella has designed a gorgeous prototype for the first of twenty green schools that will soon pop up throughout the Gaza Strip at a price of $2 million a pop. Combining contemporary sustainable
There are two parts to the Bilbao Arena, which is open to local residents when there are no sporting activities taking place. The loud enclosed arena is situated further away from the surrounding homes to
The city of Ordos is a relatively new city that has developed over the last six years from a rural culture. The bulbous building reflects the region’s resistance against the influx of the ever-creeping
The multi-level central dome is framed with steel and clad in glazed glass panels that permit sunlight all year round. Although the greenhouse effect promotes natural heating, certain measures - such as
From the outside, the townhouse has a glazed wall that seems to float on the surface of the concrete. Exposed steel beams are found both at the foundation and on higher levels of the building, and private
The people behind the unreal-looking ACROS building in Japan have done it again, this time for a medical facility in Venice. Emilio Ambasz Associates touched the tips of two 12 meter pre-stained copper
The vertical ash panels and diagonal zinc slats on the exterior emphasize the home's exciting origami shape, while the interior floors made of recycled timber gives it a warm and natural finish. All of
Situated in a former mining town in the center of the Cantabrian mountains, the dark exterior is not only visually attractive, but increases the building's solar gain. This ensures that each apartment,
Inside, the designers separated the core volume from the rest of the building, again to enable future renovations. This core is built from a new building material comprised of recycled paper and plastic.
The sprawling underground mall features a bevy of shops and entertainment areas, as well as enough parking to tuck away 1600 cars. Aboveground revelers will be oblivious to all this as they enjoy Santa
The lower level of the home is wrapped in glazing, which wards off excessive solar gain. To further aid in passive cooling, the stacked upper level overhangs the bottom, creating shade as well as privacy.
The exterior and roof are heavily insulated to meet the requirements of the Minergie energy label while coated aluminum, thermal breaks, and a third layer of glass covered with mechanized coral-colored
The building's glass exterior ensures fantastic views of the surrounding Magaliesburg mountains, but it is also a potential sauna. To mitigate unwanted solar gain, two different types of louvers are used.