Green building

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Project • By Solo ArquitetosHotels

Maria Flor Inn

The Maria Flor Inn is a boutique hotel with 12 rooms, located on the island of Fernando de Noronha, a Natural World Heritage (UNESCO, 2001). The project is the result of the collaboration between Priscilla Muller Studio and Solo Arquitetos, and it was conceived as a sponge of its context, seeking to absorb and integrate architecture and nature in a subtle, respectful and responsible way. The main proposal was to keep the guests aware of their stay on one of the most beautiful islands on the planet at every moment. Eduardo Macarios Eduardo Macarios Eduardo Macarios Eduardo Macarios Eduardo Macarios Eduardo Macarios Building in such a special location is both rewarding and challenging. Naturally, as it is an isl... More

Project • By CAST architecturePrivate Houses

Berm House

The Berm House is a private residence that doubles as the common house and gathering space for a 19 house mixed-income community in Washington’s Methow Valley. The house is set into the landscape, with a panoramic view of the farmland down valley, but hidden from the road by a berm that ramps up onto and across the roof.   Benjamin Drummond The south-facing building orientation optimizes winter solar exposure coupled with large overhangs to protect from snowfall and the intense summer sun. The home is post and beam structure with a cross-laminated timber (CLT) roof prefabricated in northeastern Washington. The design incorporates Passive House principles including managing seasonal heat gain from solar exposure, advanced ai... More

Project • By Alumil S.ACultural Centres

La Viennoise

At the heart of Cairo city center, a newly restored building catches the passer-by’s attention. The building’s name is La Viennoise and it is a construction with a long and celebrated history (125 years).   Caption Caption After its restoration, La Viennoise has breathed new life into the city center, becoming the first historic mix-use building in Cairo to receive the TARSHEED green building certification. Al-Ismaelia for Real Estate Investment is the company that was responsible for the building’s restoration.  Caption Caption The architectural approach was made with respect to the history of the building. The renovated façade is reminiscent of the previous eclectic style of La Vien... More

Project • By DesignAwarePrivate Houses

Ribbon House

Ribbon House is a residence with two adjoining units for a brother and sister, built on a tiny plot of 92 sqm located in a tight residential context close to the 16th-century royal mausoleum complex, the Qutb Shahi Tombs, in Hyderabad, India. The plot is at the top of a steeply-sloping lane, surrounded by neighboring houses with shared walls on three sides with a narrow lane in the front. This posed a challenge to the spatial layout, natural ventilation, and privacy of the house. The beauty of the site was an existing pair of neem trees towards the center, and views of the Tombs from a height. TurtleArts Photography TurtleArts Photography Being located in the Heritage Zone, it was important to pay homage to vernacular architectur... More

Project • By WR-APCommunity Centres

Pavilion For All

The Pavilion for All  was designed to be an inclusive space for the community, from all backgrounds, ages and gender. The building celebrates equality expressed with the circle as a symbol for unification; a building with no fronts and no backs, responding democratically to all directions of the park.  The programme is arranged around an intimate courtyard; a tranquil alternative to the active playing fields of the park. A continuous external corridor serves as a 360 degree platform to interact with the park in all directions, as well as providing the flexibility of independent access to different parts of the building if required. Caption The pavilion would have delivered exemplar sustainability credentials on several front... More

Project • By uc21 architectsApartments


The Project site is located in a middle low class area in eastern part of Tehran. As this are cover by the traditional culture we decided to use the full potential of local materials and culture to create a building in line with the architecture of the place but sustained by modernity and innovation. The main material of Persian architecture is brick and this has greatly facilitated our guidelines for this sustainable project. Ideh Haghighat Gou First of all we had to organize the floor plans of the apartments in order to have the most of natural light, since we only have an only eastern facade exposed to the sun, and having only 6 meters away from the opposite buildings, we have given greater importance to the living room and the kit... More

Project • By Brusnika Company, RussiaApartments

BREEAM Urban Villa

European Quarters Building 17 in Tyumen (Russia) by real estate developer Brusnika has won the prestigious International BREEAM Awards 2021 in the category “Homes - Design Stage”. Maxim Loskutov   The sustainable building has become the first project from Russia to receive a distinguished award in the entire contest’s history.  "The BREEAM Awards is aimed to highlight the best sustainable projects worldwide," - says Shamir Ghumra, director of BREEAM, Bre Group. "Every year experts of our Institute shortlist the nominees of the contest according to multiple criteria. Among them are the assessment of the BREEAM certificate, exceptional experience for a country and willingness of the participating building c... More

Project • By FXCollaborativeMuseums

The Statue of Liberty Museum

Enhancing the Visitor Experience on Liberty Island FXCollaborative set two goals for the design of the Statue of Liberty Museum: 1) To create a building that uplifts the experience of the island for all visitors, and 2) To extend and add to the island’s open space, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to a beloved international monument.   Symbolizing Liberty The Statue of Liberty Museum is a garden pavilion that is designed to welcome all visitors of all ages, nationalities, and ethnicities. It is located at the north end of the formal pedestrian mall on Liberty Island, facing the Statue of Liberty and slightly rotated away from it. The museum anchors the main axis that connects the Museum to the Statue, and extends... More

NewsNews • 15 Sep 2020

Gardenhouse – a ‘hillside village’ in the heart of Beverly Hills is complete

Beijing-based and globally expansive MAD Architects has completed ‘Gardenhouse’, its first realized project in the USA.  The mixed-use residential primary scheme is located on iconic Wilshire Boulevard in California’s luxurious Beverly Hills neighbourhood.  Credit: Nic Lehoux MAD Founder and Principal Ma Yansong’s design philosophy is anchored in the ‘Shanshui City’ approach which seeks to choreograph design of the built environment in concert with that of the natural environment and create structures which fulfill the spiritual and emotional needs of their inhabitants, and Gardenhouse stands as an embodiment of this philosophy. Credit: Nic Lehoux Consisting primarily of residential... More

Project • By LOWDO - Low Design OfficePrivate Houses

Platform House

This house weaves green building and contemporary design into the context of its Austin, Texas neighborhood -- on a budget. It was conceived as a framing system for the lives of those within, using a variety of implicit framing devices at different scales to create subtly distinct moments that can be experienced separately or simultaneously.   The house holds and displays records of the lives within it through a continuous shelving system which simultaneously shapes larger spaces into zones for living. In this way the house serves as an archive, enriching one’s experience of everyday life and its intimate moments with personalized framed settings.   Because one is always moving through these not-completely defined spaces... More

Project • By M+N ArchitectureOffices

Khidmah New Headquarters

Khidmah New Headquarters - Yas MallAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates FIRM: M+N ArchitectureTYPE: Commercial › Office Shopping Mall STATUS: BuiltYEAR: 2019SIZE: 25,000 sqft - 100,000 sqftBUDGET: $1M - 5M The project consists of the full interior design of the new Khidmah / Provis Headquarters located on the 1st floor of Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi. The unit extends on three levels, with the main entrance at 1st floor (shop front), the main space at 2nd floor (reachable by internal escalators and elevator), and the board meeting room on the mezzanine level.The new Headquarters accommodate more than 200 employees over around 2,800 sqm of Platinum LEED certified offices.The design makes full use of the exceptional internal height of 5,35m a... More

Project • By MONO ArchitectsExhibition Centres


Chasopys.UNIT, is a recently opened coworking and event space in Kiev, Ukraine that helps entrepreneurs go from ideas to successful businesses through the supportive community. The campus was built and designed by architecture and interior design firm MONO Architects.   “New business campus is fully eco-friendly, created with vibrant facade and flexible planning. It was built according to the “green building” standard of the American LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) system. All internal infrastructure is aimed at preserving energy, water resources, reducing CO2 emissions, improving the quality of internal air, etc. Our team created a space made in a laconic minimalist style, it is refrained from... More

Project • By LIKO-SCommercial Landscape


LIKO-S, the leading production and construction family company from the Czech Republic, inaugurated the world's first living hall - LIKO-Vo on June 18, 2019. The grand opening ocurred under the auspices of the Minister of the Environment and was attended by the Deputy Prime Minister Karel Havlíček. Compared to other industrial buildings, which warms the surrounding air to up to 80 ° C, LIKO-Vo limits the amount of heat radiation and as a result its surroundings are up to 10 ° C cooler. “Conventional halls covered with standard materials generate huge amounts of heat and act as radiators. In fact, the construction industry in the Czech Republic daily devours 10 hectares of vegetated land, which then cease to retain water... More

Project • By Flansburgh ArchitectsLaboratories

Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy | Energy Lab

Designed to meet Hawai'i Preparatory Academy’s goal to create a high school science building focused on the study of alternative energy, the 6,100-sf Energy Lab inspires students to experiment with renewable energy technologies. The award-winning building employs photovoltaics and wind turbines to meet its energy needs (using no more energy than it generates over the course of a year), harvests rainwater to meet its potable water needs, uses natural ventilation, and has views outdoors from 100% of its occupied spaces. To promote environmental literacy, students can monitor the building’s energy use in real time. The design supports project-based learning, a key component in 21st-century learning pedagogies, and encourages scie... More

Project • By Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC USPrivate Houses

Dahlgren Home

Edgewood, Georgia, a neighborhood on the east side of downtown Atlanta, is home to many craftsman-style bungalows. Originally developed for blue-collar workers in the early 1900s, today’s contractors and developers are finding new life for these homes, modernizing them while still keeping their original charm. That’s what local builder Joe Thomas decided to do when he came across a home with potential on Dahlgren Street. “The home was built in 1925. I wanted to take the existing structure and do a high-quality renovation to a green building standard,” explained Thomas, owner, Elemental Green Homes. With plans to achieve certification from EarthCraft, a green building program, Thomas wanted to take energy... More