Sustainable

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Project • By Dietrich | UntertrifallerHousing

Workers’ Home Malpère

The project in Toulouse is divided into two units: The Adoma dormitory for young workers at the street and behind it a complex with twelve terraced houses for families.The Adoma complex consists of two blocks around a central core with communal areas and access zones. The second block is slightly recessed, creating a protected entrance area. The upper floor rests on slender columns. Thus the ground floor remains free and creates a connection to the surrounding green as well as roofed parking spaces for the residents.The individual mini-apartments are constructed as timber modules around a massive access core. The wood remains visible on the ceilings of the apartments and creates a warm, cosy atmosphere in the rooms. More

Project • By Dietrich | UntertrifallerApartments

Living in the Arts and Cultural Quarter

Along the “Gastgebgasse” in Liesing, a new residential quarter with a total of 430 subsidised apartments is being built in the immediate vicinity of the Sargfabrik and the planned Bildungscampus Atzgersdorf. The southernmost district of Vienna strives for more art and culture. We have therefore developed our concept for the Kuku 23 residential quarter with the aim of providing an affordable cultural program, especially for children and young people. Art, culture and creativity run as a common thread and interweave these supporting pillars with meaningful, small-scale, affordable developments on the cultural level with the Sargfabrik and the Bildungscampus. Neighbourhood institutions such as a music and dance school, workshops,... More

Project • By Aroma Italiano Eco DesignHousing

NoRootsHomes Modular&Prefab Cabin

NoRootsHomes is a new modular freestyle prefab eco home designed for faster building and adapted​ to all-terrain. ​NoRootsHomes is an innovative eco sustainable house. Its system structure is a steel frame seismic resistance and timber frame with hemp insulation and ventilated wooden roof that naturally regulates the interior temperature. NoRootshomes suits every lifestyle. ​The highly configurable design offers different options indoor and outdoor, like exterior cladding and interior finishes. NoRootsHomes sustainable design ​is low waste and more efficient, contributing to the climate-change challenge, the circular economy and guaranteeing more flexibility and control in every construction step compared to the most traditional buildings.... More

Project • By Sempergreen®Offices

Floating Office Rotterdam

In Rotterdam, the Netherlands, the largest floating office building in the world has been completed. Floating Office Rotterdam (FOR) has been designed by architectural firm Powerhouse Company, commissioned by the municipality of Rotterdam, project developer RED Company, and the Global Center on Adaptation. This unique office is an inspiring example of today’s sustainable technological innovations and circular building opportunities, and will be part of a new floating park in the Rijnhaven port of Rotterdam for 5 to 10 years.    On the south-facing side of the pitched roof, solar panels have been added. On the north side, a 900 sqm. Sempergreen green roof has been installed. This green roof doesn’t only consist of Sed... More

Project • By EGM architectsApartments

LOYD DIJKZONE

KlokGroep has commissioned 78 spacious new-build apartments on an artificial mound in the green Dike Zone along the River Waal in Nijmegen. The spacious apartments, contained in three buildings, offer space and tranquillity close to the city and panoramic views of the river and the green landscape.    Situated on a mound The complex consists of three volumes that step up in height and increase in size, creating a sense of spaciousness and openness. Similarities in design and materials ensure that the three unite to form a close-knit ensemble. The biggest and tallest building consists of six floors and, in terms of height, appears grandly imposing beside an old orchard. The other two buildings, five and four floors in height, ar... More

Project • By MOSO Bamboo ProductsOffices

Bridge Pont d’Issy Orange Head Office

Not a single architectural element of the new Orange headquarters escaped the MOSO® Bamboo solutions. Installed from the floor to the ceiling and the walls, the prominence of bamboo characterises this large-scale office, located in Issy-les-Moulineaux. Ideally located in the city, the building is ready to accommodate 3,000 employees of one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators. This ambitious and innovative project was designed by the VIGUIER agency and developed by Altarea Cogedim.   Why should you use bamboo decking planks? Top 5 Bamboo material environmental benefits 8 Bamboo deck advantages More

Project • By Nakamoto ForestryHousing

Gorge House

This project was thoughtfully executed for a growing family that wanted to be surrounded by beauty.  The site captures both Columbia Gorge and Mt. Hood views, and it was meticulously designed and built by a team of conscientious architects and tradespeople. From Richard Brown AIA, Jennifer Wright AIA, and Jason Didion: “The Columbia River Gorge offers a dramatic backdrop to this hill-side retreat for a young family. Careful positioning of the plan and windows provide views to Mount Adams and Mount Hood. The home is a linear composition of a two-level volume linked to a single-level guest suite and garage. Each volume was studied and articulated to successfully balance views and privacy. The first-floor living level spills out... More

Project • By Nakamoto ForestryHousing

Jazz House

This modest yet fabulous three-story new build is a composite modern and traditional design by residential architect Willie Dean, featuring a professional music studio buildout at grade, living area on the first floor, and bedrooms upstairs. It was built by Bachelor General Contractor and is clad with an opulent volume of Suyaki highlighted with stk grade western red cedar.     Product: Suyaki 1×6 select grade shiplapPrefinish: BlackApplication: Residential – ExteriorSF: 2800SFDesigner: Ground Up Design WorksBuilder: Bachelor General ContractorDate: January 2018Location: Portland, OR More

Project • By AlumetHotels

Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam

This hotel in Amsterdam is the largest Holiday Inn Express in Europa. It is located on the northern shore of the IJ-lake, is 45 meters high, consists of 2 towers, has 14 floors and 438 rooms and a magnificent view of Amsterdam. The almost 11.000m2 of cladding were anodised by Alumet in the colour AluGold03.Anodised aluminium has multiple advantages. It is very durable and corrosion resitant. Colours are UV resitant thus colourfast. Anodised aluminium retains its metal character and can easily be cleaned. It is part of the circular economy as it can be 100% recycled and therefore re-used.  More

Project • By AlumetOffices

fellenoord 15

Fellenoord 15 in Eindhoven is a redevelopment of the former Rabobank office building. The renovated building is characterised by sustainability and is for example not connected to natural gas but equipped with heat and cold storage and solar panels. It received the BREEAM Excellent certificate. Fellenoord 15 wants to be an example for the new circular economy. Anodised aluminium by Alumet is also characterised by sustainability. Anodised aluminium has an expected life span of over 80 years, is durable, corrosionresistant and colourfast. Moreover it is easy to clean. The approximately 850m2 of lamellae were anodised by Alumet in the colour AluCopper1. The lamellae are all placed under a different angle, creating a spectacular view of (sun)li... More

Project • By MOSO Bamboo ProductsHotels

Imagine Africa Luxury Tented Camp

Located in the wilderness of South Africa, an intimate, family-owned safari lodge awaits you. Imagine Africa Luxury Tented Camp in Balule Private Nature Reserve receives guests from April 2021. MOSO® proudly contributed to the camp with the supply of sustainable and durable Bamboo X-treme® decking.   Spacious private deck with a viewThe luxury tented camp boasts six fully furnished spacious accommodation units. Each tent boasts a spacious private deck and an unrestricted view of the northern Drakensberg mountains, allowing you to relax and watch the wildlife follow the sunset. The tents are surrounded by indigenous flora that add to the beauty and ecological significance of the surrounding landscape.   Bamboo decking i... More

Project • By Nakamoto ForestryHousing

Cliff Residence

The project was a single-family new construction timber frame by Collin Beggs Design Build featuring Collin’s characteristic design style of following the grain on braces and using natural materials top to bottom.  Photos courtesy of Collin Beggs and Marie-Domonique Verdier.   https://nakamotoforestry.com/portfolio/cliff-residence-sagle-id-pika-pika/   Product: Pika-Pika 1×6 select grade shiplapPrefinish: Rustic BrownApplication: Residential – ExteriorSF: 2650SFDesigner: Collin Beggs Design BuildBuilder: Collin Beggs Design BuildDate: May 2017Location: Sagle, ID More

Project • By Personal Architecture BNAPrivate Houses

A careful reconstruction

The streets extending from Rotterdam city center have a mix of residential and commercial spaces on their ground floors. Graaf Florisstraat is no exception. A walk along this spacious tree-lined section of historic Rotterdam reveals a mix of different uses. With the growing attraction to inner-city living, and the city's imperative to increase density, ground floor commercial spaces are often converted to accommodate additions to residential spaces. This presents some challenges, but also affords new and interesting possibilities as this transformation demonstrates. Understanding the value that living close to the center of a thriving city has, a young Rotterdam family commissioned P·A to transform the ground floor office space of t... More

Project • By Nakamoto ForestryHousing

Slender House

The project was a single-family residential development project in North Portland designed by Ben Waechter.   https://nakamotoforestry.com/portfolio/slender-house-portland-or-gendai/   Product: Gendai 1×6 select grade shiplapPrefinish: BlackApplication: Residential – ExteriorSF: 5500SFDesigner: Waechter ArchitectureBuilder: Stai ConstructionDate: April 2017 Location: Portland, OR More

Product • By Nakamoto ForestryGendai Exterior with Silver Weathering Stain (Shou Sugi Ban)

Gendai Exterior with Silver Weathering Stain (Shou Sugi Ban)

Gendai Exterior with Silver Weathering Stain (Shou Sugi Ban) This product comes with a factory weathering stain pre-loaded with silver pigment and is delivered ready to install. This is a maintenance-free product due to millwork and heat treatment.   https://nakamotoforestry.com/product-finishes/gendai-weathering-stain/   Select Grade:1x6x12 shiplap1x6x12 square edge1x8x12 square edge    Joko Premium Clear Grade:1x6x12 shiplap More