Sustainable architecture

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about sustainable architecture

Project • By Koichi Takada ArchitectsApartments

Norfolk Burleigh Heads

Drawing inspiration from local Norfolk pines, the latest mixed-use residential project by Koichi Takada Architects is a sculptural and sympathetic addition to its coastal location in Burleigh Heads (Queensland, Australia). The organic, overlapping architectural curves and linear screening form the basis for this responsive building with passive design principles at play.  Scott Burrows   Designed to appreciate the 1,012 square-meter beachfront site on Goodwin Terrace at the southern end of Burleigh Heads Beach, the north facing 10-storey structure provides 15 unique apartments, two dual level penthouses with private rooftop pools, and impressive ground floor wellbeing amenities for residents to enjoy the prime location year... More

Project • By A.J ArchitectsStudent Housing

Blend with Nature -Hostel

Bangalore being an educational hub, the organization “JITO”, Bangalore envisaged a modern approach hostel, for the girl students, in heart of city, with all necessary amenities, security and safety measures to provide comfortable living at affordable price. The hostel was proposed as a linear solid built mass as the hostel is located in densely populated, Central business district of Bangalore. The design team visualised to create a socially active and environmentally sustainable space. The design team planned for timeless, eco-friendly and sustainable architecture with brutalist style. Caption The key factor in the design process was to enhance student interaction, within the indoor spaces that percolates outward and inte... More

Project • By ANA DESIGN STUDIO PVT LTDUniversities

Kashmir University Career Planning, Main Campus

Design ObjectiveTo create a campus for learning and interaction between students and faculty, in line with the best practices globally, and, to create a template for highly energy efficient building construction, Design for flexibility of space usage and adpatbiltiy for future growth. Suryan//Dang Design FeaturesBuilding designed for formal and informal coaching, mentoring and training to civil service aspirants. Building designed around an all weather atrium space.  Informal interaction and activity planned around the atrium, the first building on campus to have a student centric all weather space. Suryan//Dang Passive Heating & LightingAtrium used as a passive heating device for the building.Windows designed strateg... More

Project • By ANA DESIGN STUDIO PVT LTDUniversities

Kashmir University Zakura Campus

Design ObjectiveTo create a campus for learning and interaction between students and faculty, in line with the best practices globally, and, to create a template for highly energy efficient building construction, Design for flexibility of space usage and adpatbiltiy for future growth. What really won for us was the non-cookie cutter approach to the design of different campuses. Each location had a different climate, a different traditional visual language of architecture. Suryan//Dang Because of our initial experience of research in the northern hilly regions in Kashmir and Leh, we also had a first hand experience of how that particular place wanted. So, we created the designs of these institutes with an architectural language rooted... More


ITC Welcome Hotel

The planning follows the existing contours of the hill. There was very little cut/ fill carried out, and the road gradients were also created by mapping the contours of the existing hill terraces. ITC Hotel Group The building is laid out to receive maximum south facing sun, and all guest room windows are designed at very specific angles, to receive sunlight from early morning to sunset time. The windows also allow local ventilation of each room, so comfort conditions inside the rooms can be maintained with very little electro-mechanical energy. ITC Hotel Group Building planning has been done to have protected entrances and exit points, so there is minimum loss of conditioned air from either guest areas or service areas. Low mai... More

NewsNews • 3 Jun 2021

Innovative development with community and sustainability at its core comes to Mexico’s Riviera Maya

This development of 8 family homes with community and sustainability at its core is part of an evolving masterplan for Tulum on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. The project by Holland Harvey Architects sets a new standard for environmentally conscious design on the Riviera Maya. Studio Archetype The footprint of the development is minimized with 60% of the site retained as permeable landscaping or natural jungle floor. The ground floor comprises singular stacked stone walls that support the upper levels. Made primarily of local limestone, the stacked stone walls include construction waste material from other developments in the area. Studio Archetype Traditional boundaries between inside and outside are reworked. The ground floor... More

Project • By MBA - Matteo Belfiore ArchitectureOffices


Cybernet Systems Co. Ltd. is one of the world-leading companies in manufacturing support using CAE (Computer-Aided Engineering). The company headquarter is located in Fuji Soft Akihabara Building in Tokyo. Inspired by the traditional Japanese architecture’s flexibility, the new Cybernet office is a modern space designed to promote employees’ wellbeing, encourage dialogue, and improve productivity. A simple and minimal design approach – paired with great attention to the details – has been adopted in this project. Thanks to the open-plan and transparent partitions, the office is bright and sunny for most of the daytime, minimizing the need for artificial lighting. This project aimed to create a bright and innovative o... More

Project • By IMK ArchitectsOffices

Auric Hall

The Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) is one of India's most ambitious infrastructure programs. Its goal is to develop new industrial cities as 'Smart Cities' and converge next-generation technologies across the infrastructure sector. Aurangabad Industrial City (AURIC) is one of the Greenfield & Smart industrial cities, being developed as part of DMIC.  Auric Hall is the landmark District Administrative Building within the Central Business District of the industrial city. It has been planned as the face of the upcoming development in the area, complementing the vision of AURIC. The building is both the monitoring and the administrative nerve center for the smart city, housing the main command control room to manage all the c... More

NewsNews • 9 Mar 2021

A unique succession of interior and exterior rooms unfolds at the Arts Centre nOna in Mechelen

Embedded in medieval urban fabric, the new extension to the Arts centre nOna in Mechelen is a succession of interior and exterior rooms, each with a unique materiality and atmosphere. Sergio Pirrone Responding to a patchwork of garden walls, sheds and medieval alleyways, three patios conceived as urban ‘rooms’ have been created by dmvA Architecten around a new theatre hall and a forum, which offers experience similar to that of a covered market hall. Sergio Pirrone The first patio is situated between the alleyway and the front desk, connecting the main street to the inner area. The large patio is an extension of the forum and the long patio gives access to the artists’ foyer at the back. Wide openings blur the... More

Project • By Design for Human Nature GmbH (feldmann+schultchen)Supermarkets

tegut... teo

Fully automated mini supermarket tegut... teo with modular design and wooden construction complements the store network in hyperlocal format Fifty square metres – that is the size of the unmanned mini supermarkt tegut... teo designed by the Hamburg-based studio design for human nature for the grocery chain tegut.... The digitalised self-service local shop is the physical answer to online shopping. Grocery stores are the shops that many people visit most of all. With tegut... teo, the daily shopping experience is once again being brought closer to people. The fully automated mini supermarket enables people in urban quarters and smaller communities to shop easily and conveniently in the immediate vicinity. It is set to appear in p... More

Product • By GreenCoat by SSABRoofing


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Project • By Alan Enríquez | ArquitectoCultural Centres

Centro Cultural Ambiental - Chapultepec

The project of the Environmental Cultural Center was designed to solve specific problems of the site conditions and the architectural program itself. In order keep always contact with nature, it starts under the central patio scheme, which is designed as a garden to walk through, which at the same time, generates a micro climate for the building, this allows to spread the importance of the environment to its visitors. It has a modular scheme, which allows its construction to be in stages, in addition to its flexibility of spaces. On the other hand, it becomes a determining element for the overall project, creating the connection between the 1st and 2nd Section of the Chapultepec Forest, generating a main entrance and a rear entrance with me... More

Project • By OFFTECIndividual Buildings


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Project • By Hewitt Studios LLPShowrooms

Morgan Experience Centre

Hewitt Studios were invited by the Morgan Motor Company to reimagine their ageing Cafe, Museum and Showroom spaces as an exciting new visitor Experience Centre.   The Morgan Motor Company has been making cars on the same site in Malvern England since 1914, employing generations of local craftsman to construct their cars from three reusable and recyclable core elements: ash timber, aluminium and leather. Crucially, Morgan cars are some of the longest living cars on the planet - on request the factory will still produce certain parts for cars dating far back into the first half of previous century!   Consistent with a brand that prides itself on ethical sourcing, natural materials, local craftsmanship and a long-lived legacy, He... More

Project • By Hombre de Piedra Arquitectos Hotels

Ilunion Málaga Hotel y viviendas

Two different developments, twenty eight dwellings and a hotel, share the same project to establish between them a relationship of synergy. They share a courtyard that gives consistency to the complex but does not homogenise it. This space is the result of the hierarchical and articulated sum of lesser courtyards that meet the different internal needs. The facades of the hotel and the dwellings establish a dialogue between them according to their different nature.   The building occupies the site of the old port-facing industrial facilities. The urban-type hotel meets the challenge of its location with industrial logic. Adapting to the surroundings is a sustainable principle.   The volumes of the hotel show and articulate them... More