Environmentally friendly

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Project • By Architecture BRIOIndividual Buildings

Magic Bus Learning Pavilion

The Magic Bus Learning Pavilion is partly a building, partly a challenge course. It is an interactive building used as a gathering space and play area for underprivileged children while they are on their weekend camps. Sponsored by the Laureus Foundation, it is located on the Magic Bus Centre for Experiential Learning.As the budget for the Learning Pavilion was considerably low, the structure is designed as economical as possible. It therefore attempts to use the least amount of materials with the maximum amount of covered, shaded spaces. This is accomplished through the use of steel columns and a lightweight roof.The structure remains open from all sides, par the toilets and storage areas, which provide support to the two de... More

Project • By Shaun Lockyer Architects (SLa)Private Houses

Greenhouse

The Greenhouse is an environmentally responsible family home built on acreage outside Brisbane. A collaboration between architect, builder and friends, this home represents a wonderful balance of lifestyle aspiration, sustainability agenda and rewarding process. Our first collaboration with Healthy Abode Living, this home looks to explore simple, crafted and poetic architectural agenda and interior fit-out. More

Project • By Metcalfe Architecture & DesignVillages

Camp JRF Eco-Village

Camp JRF’s summer camp expansion harnesses the power of social experience, using a solar-powered, 6,000-square-foot performance building, yurts with communal fire pits, and a bathhouse with outdoor meeting areas. Metcalfe designed a sustainable campus for 90 residents by including solar hot-water heating, rain gardens, solar PV panels, recycled materials, decking made of recycled plastic, and energy-efficient lighting. A mainstay of our approach is the involvement of stakeholders in the design process — in this case, camp counselors. Their input helped create opportunities for socialization that involve learning about the benefits of sustainable design. More

Product • By Sunperk Site FurnishingsStreet&Park Benches

Street&Park Benches

Sunperk Site Furnishings durable, elegant and high quality Recycled Plastic Outdoor Benches are designed for commercial, industrial and public sectors. To enhance the beauty of your surrounding spaces such as parks, patio, plaza, and courtyard, Sunperk Site Furnishings offers seating solutions for landscaping. The “Green” concept stands tall with any forward-thinking business, and Sunperk Site Furnishings is proud to be a member that participates in trailblazing a healthier and sustainable environment. Our longstanding commitment to environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and community involvement is the core of all aspects of our operations. The growing popularity and production of recycled plastic lumber has commenced and... More