Green Architecture’s Urgent Quest For Cheaper, More Sustainable Energy

Over the years, an increasing number of disciplines have become interested in the concept of creating a sustainable environment. Green Architecture is one of these disciplines and its goal is to create green buildings. These ...

Idea Lab in Ciudad de México / by ARCO Arquitectura

Innovating, discovering, experiencing and acting are the main activities which will be held at i.d.e.a. Lab a new space for culture and creation designed by ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea executed in Mexico City.

A'tolan House, Taiwan / by : Create+Think Design Studio

A’tolan is the word meaning, “a place with many rocks”, from the indigenous language of the natives on the east coast of Taiwan. It may also be interpreted as “piling of rocks”, “building wall with ...

BECYCLE Boutique Fitness Studio, Berlin / by Lien Tran

BECYCLE is the first Boutique Fitness Studio in Berlin, Europe’s clubbing capital, to offer “high energy” spinning classes with hi-tech bikes and a nightclub atmosphere featuring music from live DJs.

Izmir Transportation Hub / by Eray Carbajo

Eray Carbajo wins Honorable Mention award in National Competition for Izmir Transportation Integration Hub

 

Cozi Lounge, Hong Kong / by ARTTA Concept Studio

Situated inside Hotel Cozi – Cozi Lounge will take you into another dimension. As the customers walk in from the grand and nature-themed reception with a day time ambience through into a much darker and evening-like environment restaurant and bar for people to relax and unwind in.
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“La Crique” Project in Marseille, France / PietriArchitectes

145 apartments, a stone’s throw from the coves of the Massif des Calanques in Marseille

Luminous, curvilinear facades, ribbons of generous balconies separated by wood panels… At the foot of the Montagne de l’Aigle, Architect Jean-Baptiste Pietri’s studio has created a new programme of 145 apartments, a stone’s throw from the coves of the Massif des Calanques that gave the project its name: La Crique.
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The 4th Istanbul Design Biennial

Themed as “A School of Schools”, the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial, organized by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), will discuss the challenges faced by design education in today’s changing world and it will explore alternative models of design education in general, conceiving design education as a new experimental space.
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Ivanhoe Grammar Senior Years & Science Centre, Australia / by McBride Charles Ryan

The brief for this new school building included a variety of general learning areas, provision for the senior year teachers and a science centre. The circular shaped plan had an appropriate civic quality based on the school’s original masterplan. However, rather repeating the circular pattern inside, the designers chose to use geometry and colour to define the central courtyards, light wells and learning spaces. The sharp angles and vivid colours of the interior form a dramatic contrast with the round form and muted tones of the drum-like outer structure.
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Savona 18 Suites in Milan / by Aldo Cibic

It’s Savona 18 Suites, a design hotel located in the heart of Milan.

A typical Milanese Mansion House, dating back to the 20th century, was converted by Cibic into an intimately friendly hotel that offers its visitors the unique experience of living the atmosphere of age-old Milan.
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First Passive House Building In South Asia / JPDA

The pioneering Passive House retrofit of a factory building in Sri Lanka creates a green economic catalyst and model for future sweatshop-free commercial buildings.

Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture (JPDA) has completed the first Certified Passive House project in South Asia, proving that ultra-high-performance efficiency standards are achievable for buildings in any climate.
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ISMO, Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d’Orsay / KAAN Architecten

Dutch firm KAAN Architecten www.kaanarchitecten.com presents the new Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d’Orsay (Université Paris-Sud/CNRS), part of the future campus of the Université Paris-Saclay (France). Robust and elegant, while essentially open in character, the building is distinguished by an harmonic coexistence of nature and scientific research.

The Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d’Orsay (ISMO) has recently moved into new premises designed by KAAN Architecten. The building is located on the Plateau de Saclay, 20 km south-west of Paris. Initiated in 2010, and born of the fusion of three research laboratories, this higher institute for molecular physics and physico-chemistry, under the supervision of Université Paris-Sud and CNRS, employees a staff of 170 collaborators. ISMO merges with the Centre de Physique Matière et Rayonnement, grouping physics laboratories, an educational building and a reception centre for international researchers.
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District Administration office, Erlangen / AllesWirdGut Architects

AllesWirdGut Architects recently completed a District Administration office in the German city of Erlangen. In urban design terms, the new building has a central position within the quarter. As an upgrade to the area and for improved usability of an administration building, the ground-floor area was designed to be as public and as accessible as possible. This was achieved by AllesWirdGut by providing multiple entrances from different directions, which all come together in a shared light-bathed atrium.
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