Sustainable Building

Prefab Bornego College is a Sustainable School Made With Recycled Bricks in The Netherlands

Prefab Bornego College is a Sustainable School Made With Recycled Bricks in The Netherlands

Bornego College commissioned HVDN and Studioninedots to design and build a new facility for their first year students in a spot adjacent to the school. The goal of the new building, besides providing

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Book Mountain: MVDRV Unveils Massive Monument to Reading in the Netherlands

Book Mountain: MVDRV Unveils Massive Monument to Reading in the Netherlands

MVRDV's Book Mountain is a new eco library that proudly stands in the heart of Spijkenisse and is surrounded by the old town and a new housing project. In an area with 10% illiteracy, this new library is

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Blu Homes Introduces The Sidebreeze, Their Largest Prefab Yet

Blu Homes Introduces The Sidebreeze, Their Largest Prefab Yet

Blu Homes' Sidebreeze is a 2,600 sq ft prefab home with 3 or 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a stacked configuration attached to the spacious central Breezespace™. The living room has 12 ft ceilings and

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SOM’s Pre-Certified LEED Gold Zuellig Building Opens For Business in Manila

SOM’s Pre-Certified LEED Gold Zuellig Building Opens For Business in Manila

The Zuellig Building is a 160 meter tall building with up to 65,000 square meters (700,000 square feet) of Class-A office space. Also included in the project is retail space, an underground parking

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Shade & Shelter is a Lightweight Flexible Dwelling That Responds To Its Desert Environment

Shade & Shelter is a Lightweight Flexible Dwelling That Responds To Its Desert Environment

Ohad Lustgarten was inspired by the natural forms of the oasis, caves and trees when he designed his temporary shelter for his thesis project at Shenkar College of Design in Ramat Gan, Israel. All are

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Jardin Serge Gainsbourg: Paris’ New Urban Park Bridges a Highway to Unite Two Communities

Jardin Serge Gainsbourg: Paris’ New Urban Park Bridges a Highway to Unite Two Communities

The ring road at the Porte des Lilas created a disconnect between two neighborhoods, so the city of Paris sought to bring them together. A design competition yielded a successful plan from local firm

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Swiss Researchers Develop a Roof that “Sweats” to Passively Cool Buildings

Swiss Researchers Develop a Roof that “Sweats” to Passively Cool Buildings

Mammals have the unique ability to moderate their body temperature through perspiration— evaporation on the surface of our skin that helps to keep us from overheating. But if sweating works so well for

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Lowe’s Pavilion is Transparent Metallic-Skinned Art Shelter at North Carolina’s Museum of Art

Lowe’s Pavilion is Transparent Metallic-Skinned Art Shelter at North Carolina’s Museum of Art

Lowe's Pavilion is an outdoor classroom and component of the North Carolina Museum of Art’s Sculpture Park. The two-story structure is built from steel beams with wood decks and is wrapped in varying

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Renzo Piano’s Daylit Astrup Fearnley Museet Opens In Oslo

Renzo Piano’s Daylit Astrup Fearnley Museet Opens In Oslo

The Astrup Fearnley Museet is a new contemporary art museum on the edge of the water in Oslo, Norway and part of a larger development called the Tjuvholmen Icon Complex. Genoa-based Renzo Piano Building

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Haustrift is a Series of Modular, Minimalist and Affordable Rowhouses in Vienna

Haustrift is a Series of Modular, Minimalist and Affordable Rowhouses in Vienna

Haustrift is a series of rowhouses centered around a large, shared green space and located near the Danube river. Superblock's design of the housing project focusses on quality materials, thoughtful

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The Indlovu Centre is a Fireproof & Bulletproof Community Building in South Africa

The Indlovu Centre is a Fireproof & Bulletproof Community Building in South Africa

Reconstruction of the Indluvo Centre began in 2009 when Architects Without Frontiers went to assess the community's needs. They worked with Zvi Belling and Lani Fender to design the project pro-bono to

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Construction To Begin on Chicago’s Elevated Bloomingdale Trail Next Summer

Construction To Begin on Chicago’s Elevated Bloomingdale Trail Next Summer

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates presented the team's latest renderings and plans for the Bloomingdale Trail and park to the public last week. This was the last chance for public comment before final

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Stripe House is a Brightly Lit Urban Live/Work Townhouse  in The Netherlands

Stripe House is a Brightly Lit Urban Live/Work Townhouse in The Netherlands

Stripe House by GAAGA is located in a new urban planning area of Leiden where clients can develop their own houses. Sited on a corner lot near a park, the home does its best to make the best of the

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Foster + Partners Breaks Ground on Green-Roofed Hongqiao Vantone SunnyWorld Centre in Shanghai

Foster + Partners Breaks Ground on Green-Roofed Hongqiao Vantone SunnyWorld Centre in Shanghai

Construction is officially underway on Foster + Partners' sustainable masterplan for the Hongqiao Vantone SunnyWorld Centre, a sustainable mixed-use development in the heart of the Shanghai Hongqiao

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Kohn Pedersen Fox’s Hysan Place is Hong Kong’s First LEED Platinum Pre-Certified Building

Kohn Pedersen Fox’s Hysan Place is Hong Kong’s First LEED Platinum Pre-Certified Building

Hysan Place is a mixed-use retail and office tower located in the heart of Hong Kong’s prime shopping mecca, Causeway Bay. The tower was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and it features 17 floors of retail

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Grow Community is a Prefab Net-Zero Housing Development on Bainbridge Island

Grow Community is a Prefab Net-Zero Housing Development on Bainbridge Island

Grow Community is an 8-acre net-zero housing development near Winslow on Bainbridge Island. Just a five-minute walk to downtown Winslow, the community is aptly situated to enjoy both the urban and rural

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Mecanoo Architecten Completes Green-Roofed Amsterdam University College

Mecanoo Architecten Completes Green-Roofed Amsterdam University College

Amsterdam University College sits at the entrance to Science Park close to Amsterdam’s historic seventeenth-century city centre. Francine Houben explains: “Amsterdam University College was designed as

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Prefabricated Southend Pier Cultural Centre Sits At the End of the World’s Longest Pleasure Pier

Prefabricated Southend Pier Cultural Centre Sits At the End of the World’s Longest Pleasure Pier

Southend Pier Cultural Centre opened in the summer of 2012 to provide gathering space for visitors to Southend-On-Sea. The project was designed by <a href="http://www.white.se/"

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MVRDV Chosen to Create Green Garden Paradise in the Netherlands for Floriade 2022 Horticultural Expo

MVRDV Chosen to Create Green Garden Paradise in the Netherlands for Floriade 2022 Horticultural Expo

As the current Floriade 2012 expo wraps up in Venlo, Almere and MVRDV are excited to begin with their plans for the next expo site, which will be the greenest event yet. Almere, which is a suburb of

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SOL Grotto is a Cool & Mesmerizing Space Made With Reclaimed Solyndra Rods in Berkeley

SOL Grotto is a Cool & Mesmerizing Space Made With Reclaimed Solyndra Rods in Berkeley

SOL Grotto is part of a larger project called Natural Discourse at UC Botanical Gardens at Berkeley, where artists, architects, scientists and poets have been invited to spend time in the gardens and

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The Louvre’s Golden-Roofed Department of Islamic Arts Opens This Weekend

The Louvre’s Golden-Roofed Department of Islamic Arts Opens This Weekend

Plans for the new Department of Islamic Arts where unveiled in 2005 when Mario Bellini and Rudy Ricciotti won a competition to design the new gallery. The two level gallery is sunken into the the Visconti

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Spain’s Caja Badajoz Savings Bank Mitigates the Sun With Impressive Metal Louvers

Spain’s Caja Badajoz Savings Bank Mitigates the Sun With Impressive Metal Louvers

Caja Badajoz is a new bank headquarters for the Estremadura region and serves as a powerful representation of the community's economics. Located in Badajoz, the bank sits proudly on a plot located on the

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Sustainable Keast Park Community Pavilion is the Ultimate Lawn Sports Haven in Australia

Sustainable Keast Park Community Pavilion is the Ultimate Lawn Sports Haven in Australia

The original community facility was in disrepair and badly in need of an update, so Jackson Clements Burrows worked with the city and local residents to design a multi-purpose space for everyone. The

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Switzerland’s Solar-Powered Islas Office is an Energy-Storing Battery Building

Switzerland’s Solar-Powered Islas Office is an Energy-Storing Battery Building

The Islas Office Building is located in Samedan between the Inn River and Kantonal Road. Mierta & Kurt Lazzarini Architekten took inspiration for the building's facade from the nearby riverbed and the

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The Adapted Ochre Barn is a Modernist Retreat with an Open Floor Plan in Norfolk

The Adapted Ochre Barn is a Modernist Retreat with an Open Floor Plan in Norfolk

The long, low brick barn had long since fallen into disrepair when Carl Turner and Mary Martin snatched the farm up. They wanted to create a simple getaway that spoke to the essence of the farm and the

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Oficina Vidre Negre is a Sculptural, Energy-Efficient Office Building in Italy

Oficina Vidre Negre is a Sculptural, Energy-Efficient Office Building in Italy

Oficina Vidre Negre is a three-story office building located in Cuneo, Piemonte, Italy. The sculptural, prismatic design is a reflection of the client's dynamic business, and the angular volume is seen on

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Arkadien Winnenden is a Family & Earth Friendly Eco Village Near Stuttgart, Germany

Arkadien Winnenden is a Family & Earth Friendly Eco Village Near Stuttgart, Germany

Arkadien Winnenden was designed to provide families with affordable, sustainable and healthy housing. The densely developed neighborhood allowed the project to be built more economically, thus providing

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Hinterland Design Completes Charming British Columbia Studio in One Month Flat

Hinterland Design Completes Charming British Columbia Studio in One Month Flat

A children’s book illustrator from British Columbia wanted to build a studihinto cabin on an existing 200-square foot lot in under a month with a modest budget, so she contacted Riley McFerrin of

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National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Net-Zero Energy Test House is Inhabited by a Virtual Family

National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Net-Zero Energy Test House is Inhabited by a Virtual Family

Researchers will use the house to test energy-efficiency technologies and alternative energy systems. NIST Director Patrick Gallagher believes that the facility will “allow development of new design

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