ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 12. 13. 19:55
C. F. Møller Architects' design for a 60 residence passive housing scheme has been said by judges in a concept competition to raise, 'important issues about how existing and future masterplans can or should enable on-site renewable energy generation'. The firm was one of 5 consortia to generate a proposal for the pilot-project Housing+, designed for the Aalborg waterfront in Denmark. C. F. Mølle..
Furniture&Object 2009. 12. 13. 15:15
When mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he wanted to make New York the foremost eco city in the USA his announcement was met with a certain amount of incredulity. At first glance supplying the major energy needs of a city with a population of ten million by wind power sounds like a rather foolhardy dream. However, it shouldn't be forgotten that this is the United States, a place where the 'A..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 12. 7. 09:30
MAD Architects, china, urban forest, urban design, green roof, residential building, nature, inspired by nature, forest, stacked forest Inspired by mountainous Chinese landscapes and the traditional villages built their hillsides, MAD Architects has unveiled plans to create a towering vertical Urban Forest. Designed for Chongqing, China, the projects consists of a stacked vertical forest set in ..
Pavilion&Installation 2009. 12. 5. 12:17
Radical Craft was awarded third for their proposal Soms Atoll for the World Sustainability Center (one of the winning proposals by KOW was previously featured on AD). For the project, the architects questioned the possibility of the World Sustainability Centre in Friesland creating a new interpretation of the relationship between the man-made and the natural. The Soms Atoll operates at the scale..
Landscape 2009. 12. 3. 13:02
Los ganadores del segundo concurso europeo Holcim Awards para proyectos y visiones en el ámbito de la construcción sostenible han sido anunciados en una ceremonia en Madrid. El total de 270.000 USD en premios se entregó a diez proyectos que presentaban lo último en enfoques ecológicos y sostenibles de la industria de la construcción. La Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction realiza el c..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 12. 3. 12:59
August 31st, 2008 Harmonia 57 by French-Brazilian architects Triptyque is an office building in Sao Paulo with a planted facade irrigated by a mist system. Plants grow in ¡°pores¡± set into the concrete facade and will eventually cover the building. The Harmonia 57 concept will be on show at Venice Architectural Biennale from 13 September, as part of the French Pavilion. More information about t..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 12. 2. 18:17
CSET/Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies by mc-architects in Ningbo, China text by Pascal Panagiotidis for Yatzer Architectural projects with minimum environmental impact are quite a necessity nowadays and we are glad to welcome every such effort. The Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies (CSET) designed by Mario Cucinella Architects meets all the requirements using all nature’s reso..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 11. 19. 13:25
This could just be one of the most innovative sustainable designs you'll see all year. Here's the background: a team from Weber Thompson designed this building for the Cascadia Natural Talent Design Competition put on by the Emerging Green Builders of the USGBC. They won the Cascadia competition and moved on to compete against about 15 other regional winners from around the country. They won the..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 10. 26. 09:34
Polish Design Season: for his masters project student Adam Wojtalik proposed a conceptual design for the Delft University of Technology’s Faculty of Architecture, whose previous campus was destroyed by fire in 2008. Called The New Bouwkunde, the campus would feature an eleven-storey tower and a five-storey pavilion. These would be connected by a curved, glazed roof, almost half of which would be..
ETC.REF./Exterior 2009. 10. 19. 08:00
Students of the Technische Universität Darmstadt in Germany have won the Solar Decathlon competition to design an energy-efficient solar-powered house. Twenty teams of students from international universities competed to design and build solar-powered houses, which were constructed and exhibited at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Teams then competed in ten contests to gain points. The winn..
Landscape 2009. 10. 14. 09:35
Carbon Neutral master plans are being adopted in several countries, in times when energy and emissions are becoming very important. And that´s exactly what Azerbaijan will do to develop Zira Island on the Caspian Sea, located in the bay of the capital city Baku. The master plan was developed with danish BIG Architects and Ramboll engineers, with an architectural proposal based upon the country’s..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 10. 14. 09:00
At first glance, Graft Lab’s dazzling complex in Dubai may appear to have a cluster of sparkling geometric pools at its base. But upon further inspection, the web-like structures are actually something even more desirable than a place to take a dip in the hot desert – a means of collecting the scorching rays of the sun and transforming them into energy. Dubbed the Vertical Village, this multi-us..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 10. 12. 11:11
Architects: Jasmax Location: Auckland, New Zealand Client: IAG New Zealand Building Owner: M6 Investments Project Area: 9,250 sqm Project Completed: 2008-2009 Photographer: Jasmax Introduction The NZI Centre is a commercial office building located in Auckland’s CBD. It is an integrated design, with the architectural and interior/workplace elements both designed by Jasmax alongside one another, b..
Landscape 2009. 9. 3. 09:00
The future well being of cities around the globe depends on mankind’s ability to develop and integrate sustainable technology. LAVA designed the Masdar City as the city of the future; positioned at the forefront of integrating sustainable technology into modern architectural design. Rome, Athens, Florence; most great historical cities have had the plaza, forum, or square at their epicentre – whe..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 8. 16. 08:30
Canadian architects Bricault Design have completed a plant-covered extension to a house in Venice, Los Angeles. Large glass doors on the ground floor pivot open onto the courtyard. Air is drawn inside and up a sculptural staircase to an opening in the roof, cooling the building. The building is clad with cedar batons and the new bedroom is covered in plants, including vegetables and indigenous s..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 8. 14. 08:30
Internationally recognized practice RMJM Architects have recently announced their groundbreaking $1 billon mixed-use complex for the Atasehir district, the growing residential and business area of Istanbul, Turkey. RMJM’s complex will allow the new business center to flourish by serving 20,000 people and providing for a variety of their needs. The project will be revolutionary for Turkey as it w..