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Project • By Doepel Strijkers Restaurants

Food Forum Almere

Food Forum is a meeting place for experts in the field of food.The Flevoland Food Forum pavilion stands more than four meters below sea level on the Floriade Park in Almere. The building makes the story of Flevoland visible in a unique way by lifting a 5-meter thick layer of Flevoland soil up to the sea-level line. Food Forum was designed by architectural firm DoepelStrijkers and is inspired by the principles of Nature Based Building. This has been combined for so far as possible with the principles of the circular economy, translated into "circular building".The ground floor is light, reflective and transparent and refers to the sea-level. The space consists mainly of secondary or recycled materials. The first floor is made mainly wit... More

NewsMaterialization • 2 Jul 2020

12 projects that integrate recycled and reused materials in clever ways

In response to daunting environmental challenges, including climate change, architects and designers are increasingly incorporating more sustainably minded solutions into homes, residences, and offices. Among rising trends is the growing use of recycled and reused materials. Aiming to extend the lifecycle of fabric, tile, packaging, and other materials, while creating innovative and memorable spaces, these dozen projects point a way forward in a rapidly changing world. Tess Kelly 1. Greenacres by Austin Maynard Architects  Austin Maynard Architects made use of recycled materials, most notably local bricks, for a private residence in Australia. In particular places, graffiti from the bricks’ previous incarnations is visible... More

Project • By ADEPTOffices

Theodora House

The historic Carlsberg Brewery site in Copenhagen has opened to the public to become part of the city  - and is now seriously embarking on the successful transformation to a dense urban neighbourhood of its own, the Carlsberg City. Transforming many of the preserved buildings, designed by some of the best European architects of the era, the new neighbourhood is at the same time a unique cultural-historical environment and an attractive modern district. New images by Rasmus Hjortshoj shows ADEPTs contribution to the area - Theodora House - shot in a corona-closed Copenhagen.    Theodora House, named after the Carlsberg founder’s daughter, is located right beside the famous Elephants Gate and adapted in materials and sc... More

Project • By ER ArchitectesFactories

Centre de recyclage Le Havre Nord

The recycling facility is a group of three buildings and two vehicules area,  united all the fonction  in a single winding path.The environnemental process was a central preoccupation for the client, CODAH as the notion of his representation for the public. The architecture has to show the meaning of the center: Reuse of existant material was a solution to intersect fonction and form.A collaborative work between ER architect and BELLASTOCK (specialist of reuse and circular economy) allowed the integration of the process all along the studies. BELLASTOCK sponsored a territorial diagnosis to find material field of existant building to be demolished.Reuse concern pavement, bricks and creation of stone gabion.The projet  wins the... More

Project • By Comelite Architecture Structure and Interior DesignShops

Cafe Container Design

Container architecture is fast becoming the preferred eco-friendly way to construct, and CAS is at the top of the game. This Café Container design in Jeddah, KSA is a start-up business that promotes the coffee culture of our contemporary world. CAS participated in the architecture, branding and conceptual design of this new chain. It has been crafted to be flexible and adaptable according to various locations. It spreads out vertically and seats almost 32 guests along its two-story 12meter container span. So with a small budget, the client ended up with a truly attractive mobile business establishment that can be easily modulated according to the location. More

Project • By DraftarchShops

Temporary pavilion

This temporary structure was born out of the Noceto municipality desire to improve and innovate the facilities of its annual local traditional town festival through the installation of a café/bar, an exhibition space and a movie screening area. A dismissed refrigerating container previously used as a scrapyard by a local slaughterhouse, a number of wooden pallets and a few boards from abandoned construction sites take new shape through a balanced and contemporary design composition. The café/bar is housed inside the container, which has been cut in order to get a wide opening towards the public space as bar counter. The pallets, which have been repainted and set side-by-side in modularity, divide the different functional area of the space:... More

Project • By Heckendorn Shiles ArchitectsOffices

Ambler Boiler House

Adaptive Reuse Solutions Help Breathe New Life Into 1890s Boiler House The AmblerBoiler House has completed its impressive transformation, from abandoned Brownfield site, to aclean, green and LEED-Platinum-certifiedstate-of-the art office spaceand transit-oriented development. Part of a $16 million adaptive reuse project spearheaded by developerJohn Zaharchuk ofSummit Realty Advisors,the adaptive reusehas created approximately 48,000 square feet of office space and that will accommodate 6 tenants. Heckendorn Shiles Architects, ofWayne, PAis the lead design firm on the project. “We’re incorporating cutting-edge green design and adaptive reuse techniques, while preservingso much of the original details and components of this wonderful... More

Project • By M:OFA Studios Pvt ltdUrban Green Spaces

Pensive: Design Pavilion by M:OFA @ India Design 2014

'Designing for a public space in India goes beyond the aesthetics into multitude of other issues right from functions, economics, sustainability, maintenance, vandalism, and the list could be endless. Being a developing country we are always grappling with infrastructural issues but at the same time for the cultural growth of the country an equal respect needs to be given to art and aesthetics and more so in the public realm, not just in the art galleries where it can be admired by a selected few. Hence it becomes imperative to derive a language of art where the aesthetics seamlessly merge with functionality in every project right from infrastructural to public spaces. So does it mean that a public art/installation in India is always connec... More