Ecological

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Project • By Himematsu Architecture Inc.Parks/Gardens

TAIWAN TOWER

Taiwan Tower is the project which includes observatories, museum and park in Taichung, Taiwan.The positioning of the plan is to be a “Gateway City”. The theme of “four large centers and one feature” is adopted as a turning point for future urban development and encompasses a large park, large campus, large exhibition center, and the Taiwan Tower. Taiwan Tower will become a new landmark for both Taichung and Taiwan.It will be integrated with 21st-Century building technology to honor the local building traditions and symbolize the new Taiwan spirit. TOWER OF VEINThe Creation of TOWER OF VEIN is aim that Taichung becomes environmental city and declares world-leading existence against environmental problem.Human faces... More

Project • By Dietrich | Untertrifaller ArchitektenShopping Centres

Eco Quarter Cartoucherie Wood'art

The mixed-use eco-district “Cartoucherie Wood’art” will be built on a former industrial site on the left bank of the Garonne with a total of 3,100 m² apartments, 6,000 m² of commercial space and public facilities for schools, sports and leisure. The nine-story hotel tower and the two residential complexes that we have planned are part of the award-winning project in the Adiv’bois national competition in France. 75% of the buildings is constructed in timber – an increasingly popular choice in France.The master plan divides the 13,000-m² area into two sections: The ten-story hotel tower enhances the bustling Place des Halles to the east; the two-story residential buildings lie on the quieter west s... More

Product • By PLANIUMMG01 Magnetic Floor

MG01 Magnetic Floor

The MG01 Magnetic Floor is an effective and fast installation system.The attractiveness of the magnetic base allows static support on the tiles.Exclusive metal finishes, natural or with design textures, exalt the metropolitan environments.Research and innovation combined with industrial know-how originate Planium surfaces, creating unique Floors and Wall coverings.All floor or wall Systems have an INNOVATIVE, FUNCTIONAL and RENEWABLE DESIGN. They allow fast dry installations, respecting the environment, with simple laying or with patented mechanical or one-click hooks between tile and tile, or also traditional installations with glue.Each tile is made of QUALITY materials. Their design was created to be functional, eco-friendly and sophisti... More

Project • By BURNAZZI FELTRIN ARCHITECTSCultural Centres

Centro S. Chiara installation and signage

The installation and the signage of “Centro Servizi Culturali Santa Chiara”, property of Trento Municipality, have been commissioned by a tendering procedure. The project includes the exterior and interior parts of a medieval former convent, partially protected by “Sovrintendenza dei Beni architettonici” (cultural heritage committee). The “Centro Servizi”, thanks to the adjoining urban park, links different parts of the city and, together with the two theatres, attracts people of all ages and different cultures. Part of the complex, uninhabited for ages, is in a severe state of disrepair and except from a few graffiti of a modest artistic level, there are offensive and xenophobic writings on the walls, evidence not only of urban but also ci... More

Project • By Studio GangMasterplans

Northerly Island

Northerly Island transforms a man-made peninsula on Chicago’s lakefront into a 91- acre living ecosystem, a public park only twenty-first century knowledge could build. The design embraces the island’s artificiality and uses the occasion to construct a topography and landscape that will encourage wildlife to occupy it—over time, creating an amplified, biodiverse ecology whose various habitats and architectural features offer people multiple ways to engage directly with nature without leaving the city. Studio Gang’s design for Northerly Island was developed as part of a comprehensive framework plan in collaboration with the US Army Corp of Engineers and JJR Smith Group. The framework plan envisions a series of environmental enhancement... More

Product • By Valiryo Body DryerValiryo® Body Dryer

Valiryo® Body Dryer

Discover its greatest features Move on to a more comfortable and efficient drying option, one which is more pleasant on the skin and which enables to reduce levels of moisture in the bathroom and the effort and cost dedicated to washing and drying towels on a regular basis.Adjustable temperature and intensity Valiryo® Body Dryer drying temperature is up to 32º C higher than the ambient temperature. The control panel features 16 different working functions which Valiryo® will memorise for the next use.Installable inside or outside the shower Valiryo® body dryer can be installed both on a flat wall and in the corner of the shower. It is 100 % waterproof and features an IP56 protection rating.Muscle relaxation and skin care Valiryo® prolongs t... More

Project • By ATÖLYEOffices

Container Park

İDE.EGE Technopark A. Ş. is a technopark project as part of Ege University in Izmir, Turkey. The first development project within this 50,000 m² masterplan repurposes 35 second hand shipping containers to galvanize a talented community in Izmir and beyond. The facility houses independent R&D firms focusing on biotechnology, energy, materials and software. This program is coupled with “catalysts” such as a hackerspace and a gallery to increase interaction and collaboration potential among all members.The project’s need was the creation of a space that housed office and laboratory units to be rented out and moved to different locations as needed. At this point, building types with a simple construction process and the opportunities i... More

Product • By DOX ACOUSTICSPRESIDENT

PRESIDENT

PRESIDENT allows expressive freedom to the architect. PRESIDENT is comprised of profiles paired with sliding, Snowsound® sound-absorbing panels in a variety of formats and colours that can be overlapped and are modular and versatile, easy to configure and adaptable to any space. More

Project • By Hunter Douglas ArchitecturalGolf Courses

Sapphire Turkey

Istanbul Sapphire has been designed by Tabanlıoğlu Architects as a high-tech structure that consists of 64 floors (54 above-ground and 10 basement floors), communal living floors, extensive parking spaces, a large shopping mall, and 47 floors for residences. There will be specialized floors which have private gardens between every 3 floors, and every 9 floors are separated from each other by a communal living area or mechanical floors. Design of the gardens are proposed with a number of alternatives and the consistency of garden maintenance is under the residence management company’s responsibility. Sapphire is the first ecological building of Turkey, having two special glass shells which can take the outside air naturally by holes loca... More

Product • By TeixidorsGobi Plaid

Gobi Plaid

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Project • By MecanooApartments

Anglang Towers eco urban building complex

As China’s first special economic zone, Shenzhen has brought miracles in urbanization, industrialization and modernization in the last 30 years. The overall competitive power of Shenzhen is second to Hong Kong, ranking first in mainland China. In this setting Mecanoo designed a 260,000 m² ecological urban building complex. Situated at the foot of the beautiful Tanglang Hills, Tanglang Towers are perfectly placed to capture the busy flows streaming along the number 5 Huan Zhong metro line and major new roads circling downtown Shenzhen. Programme: Eco urban building complex, with metro station feature. 4-star boutique business hotel of 25,000 m², medium class A offices of 49,000 m², One-stop experience-based thematic shopping mall of 52,... More

Project • By WHIM architectureHousing

Villa Al

Villa Al is a green villa in a green environment. This proposal emphasises the existing qualities and character of the location. A meandering river through a green environment is translated into a meandering route through a green pavilion. In a natural context also the electricity and heating are found in natural resources. A heatpump installation allows for heating from the soil. Electricity is captured by solar panels and from the water motion in the river. The pavilion/villa is constructed from natural materials found in the surroundings. These materials emphasize the character of living in a green environment. Wood; The pavilion has a wooden construction. Also the floor and some interior ceilings are clad with wood. Straw;... More