- 24/04/2017EarthWall II / Ward + Blake Architects, Squirrel, Idaho, USA. To read more go to :- http://architecturelab.net/earthwall-ii-ward-blake-architects/
- 24/04/2017Tel Aviv’s Gran Mediterraneo Tower blooms with with a lush vertical garden.
This curvy new skyscraper envisioned for Tel Aviv is a lush oasis that combines modern, sustainable living with plenty of nature. The skyscraper is filled with Mediterranean and Dead Sea flora and features an automated car park, farms, electric charging stations and public gardens. The mixed-use Gran Mediterraneo tower, designed by French architect David Tajchman, is wrapped in mirrored glass and white concrete conceived using the latest construction and digital technologies.
- 20/04/2017A green-roofed Hobbit home anyone can build in just 3 days.
Can you imagine living in a 400-square-foot tiny home that is eco-friendly and energy-efficient, yet boasts all the amenities of a conventional house? Magic Green Homes fabricates such structures using prefabricated vaulted panels and covers them with soil, creating flexible green-roofed living spaces with a Tolkienesque charm. And the kicker? They're so easy to construct, just about anyone can build one.
The Green Magic Homes are composed of prefabricated vaulted panels manufactured with composite laminate materials, confined by walls in reinforced soil. The designs can be adapted to any type of topography and customized to fit individual needs. The good thing is customers can start small and purchase panels which would be sufficient to build a few modules and then expand as they go. It takes only three people to assemble the structure in three days, with no special skills or heavy equipment.
- 20/04/2017True North by TANDEM Design Studio, Melbourne, Australia
To read more go to :- http://architecturelab.net/true-north-tandem-design-studio/
- 19/04/2017Comelite Architecture & Structurecomelite-arch.com We are Comelite Architecture & Structure. Our story starts with our clients. They are remarkably diverse: large and small, private and public, for-profit and nonprofit. We grow our business by helping our clients grow theirs. By putting their needs...
- 18/04/2017Latest completed artwork - 3rd Eye Chakra Painting - not a fantastic pic - it's at night! Will post more tomorrow.
- Casa Cristal by Gómez De La Torre & Guerrero, Playa Señoritas, Perú. To read more go to :- http://architecturelab.net/casa-cristal-playa-senoritas-peru/
- kupla, Korkeasaari Zoo lookout tower, Helsinki, Finland.
Korkeasaari Zoo (Helsinki) and Wood Focus Finland organised an architectural competition for the students of architecture at Helsinki University of Technology, with the assignment of designing a ten-metre-high view tower out of timber for the Zoo. HUT Wood Studio/ Ville Hara, architect SAFA. http://architecturelab.net/kupla-korkeasaari-zoo-lookout-tower-helsinki-finland/
- FRAME / APOLLO Architects & Associates, Nakano ward Tokyo, Japan. http://architecturelab.net/frame-apollo-architects-associates/
- The Jubilee Church, Rome by Richard Meier.
This Jubilee Church, an imposing white concrete structure dominated by three soaring "sails", was opened in 2003. For this building, the architect used a special concrete, containing titanium dioxide, a compound used as a white pigment which has the property of being able to absorb the surrounding smog. With this realization Italy was not simply modernizing its national identity through architecture, it was also going green.
- Blast from the past - 2012/13 - Major renovations to a house in Eagle Canyon Golf Estate. To read more go to :- http://www.bluedesigns.org/eagle-canyon-house.php
- This garden house grows enough food for three generations of one family. Vietnamese firm Vo Trong Nhia Architects are no strangers to bringing green space indoors, but their new Binh House can actually grow enough food for three generations of one large family. The architects were charged with creating a comfortable home with greenery on every level, and they responded with a lush design that balances communal family areas with individual spaces, all right in the middle of a busy neighborhood.
- 9 treehouses you can actually rent for an off-the-ground getaway
Treehouse envy is a common ailment, especially for those of us who can no longer fit into the beloved hideouts of our childhood. The cure: an adult-sized vacation stay in a treehouse. On sites like VRBO and Glamping Hub, you can choose locations around the world, from a tropical, open-air treehouse paradise in Brazil to a South Carolina treehouse boasting southern comfort and interesting antiques. There’s no better way to integrate with your vacation surroundings than by living in the trees (with amazing views). Your childhood treehouse goals just grew up.
- St Loup Chapel in Pompaples VD, Switzerland, by LOCALARCHITECTURE – Danilo Mondada Architects
to read more go to :- http://architecturelab.net/st-loup-chapel-localarchitecture/
- The Grange / Vibe Design Group, Melbourne,, Australia - to read more go to :- http://architecturelab.net/grange-vibe-design-group/
- Futuristic floating skyscraper ‘heals’ the effects of climate change.
Climate change is rapidly affecting every corner of the earth – but could an innovative new skyscraper help turn the tide? Heal-Berg is a proposal for a gigantic iceberg-shaped skyscraper designed to stop, heal and reverse the effects of climate change using some of the world’s most innovative green technology.
The Heal-Berg proposal, which was recently awarded an honorable mention in the 2017 Evolo Skyscraper Competition, envisions a futuristic floating skyscraper that actively heals the state of its surroundings. According to the creators, the design would use four criteria to help improve the environment. The first mission of the design would be to cleanse and purify the immediate air using lasers (invented by the University of California, Davis) to zap carbon dioxide and convert it into oxygen.
The building would also operate on green energy by using osmotic power as well as wind power generated by the aerodynamic design of the building, which would channel wind through turbines. As far as green building materials, the design calls for 3D printed technology using a form of graphene, one of the strongest lightweight materials in existence, invented by MIT researchers.
Within the building and surrounding area, a hyperloop would provide fast access and connectivity for residents and drones would enable the mobility of entire residential units between the different complexes. According to the designers, the healing skyscraper utilizes “some of the most recent innovative technology breakthroughs from all around the world, and combine[s] them as elements of a greater embodiment operating as a whole to achieve a goal, survival.”
- J-4 House / Vertice Architects, Lomas del Mar, Lima, Perú. To read more go to :- http://architecturelab.net/j-4-house-vertice-architects/
- Pop-Up House / Multipod.
Four days and a wireless screwdriver are all you need to build the structure of your very own Pop-Up House
Compiled of insulating blocks and wooden panels, it delivers affordable thermal insulation. Heating represents close to 28% of global energy consumption and is also one of the main household costs. Determined to develop solutions, Multipod Studio have patented a unique approach to passive construction that delivers outstanding thermal insulation at an affordable cost.
No special tools required, the house is assembled using lightweight and recyclable materials for quick installation.
The first prototype of this new type of passive house has bloomed in the pine valleys of the South of France.
The Pop-Up house is an innovative concept that aims to challenge passive house construction. Low cost, recyclable and passive, the Pop-Up House has all of the qualities of tomorrow’s homes.
- IDMM Architects Designs Irregularly-Overlapped Concrete Boxes Overlooking To Sari-Gol Valley Of Korea. To read more go to :- http://worldarchitecture.org/architecture-news/cvpce/idmm_architects_designs_irregularlyoverlapped_concrete_boxes_overlooking_to_sarigol_valley_of_korea.html
- Tate Harmer gets the OK for Eden Project hotelwww.architectsjournal.co.uk Plans by Tate Harmer for an £8.5 million hotel at the Eden Project in Cornwall have been approved by Cornwall...
- 2017 Architizer Awards are "a stunning celebration of innovative architecture"www.treehugger.com They deserve an award for putting on such a terrific award...
- MAD and Stefano Boeri propose crinkled towers and vertical forests for Milan's disused Railway Yards.
MAD, Stefano Boeri Architetti and Mecanoo are among five architecture studios to unveil proposals to completely transform unused railways across Milan, creating high-density housing and swaths of greenery.
The five proposals emerged from a workshop held in December 2016, which invited architects to reimagine the brownfield sites of Farini, Porta Genova, Porta Romana, Lambrate, Greco, Rogoredo and San Cristoforo as public parks, social housing and hubs for sustainable modes of transport.
The ideas for the regeneration project – called Scali Milano – were presented at this year's Milan design week.
The Green River proposal put forward by Milan-based Stefano Boeri and his team is an "urban reforestation project".
Aiming to cover 90 per cent of the available area in public parks, forests, orchards and a network of bicycle paths, the office estimates the scheme could absorb over 45,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions and produce 1,800 tonnes of oxygen.
The other 10 per cent of the land would be used to create areas of dense building comprising housing, workplaces and services such as libraries, clinics and kindergartens.
- 8 homes that generate more energy than they consume.
Your future home could make electric bills a thing of the past, and even help you earn money in the process. Plus-energy homes are popping up around the world, generating more energy than they use, and can even be set up to sell excess energy back to the grid. Beautiful, energy efficient, and increasingly affordable, these dwellings are proving the viability of renewable energy over fossil fuel sources. We’ve rounded up eight plus-energy homes that can produce more energy than they need, with some so powerful that they can even light up the house next door.
- BEACH HOUSE I-5 / Vertice Arquitectos, Las Lomas del Mar, South of Lima, Peru. To read more go to :- http://architecturelab.net/beach-house-i-5-las-lomas-del-mar-peru-by-vertice-arquitectos/
- Mop House / AGI Architects, Kuwait. To read more go to :- http://architecturelab.net/mop-house-kuwait-agi-architects/