Category : Sustainability

Sustainability

Futuristic 3D Printed House Takes Shape Next To Amsterdam’s Famous Canals Source : Decoist

It was just a couple of weeks ago that we talked about the possibility of 3D printers taking over the future of architecture and interior design. While the Contour Crafting technique developed by Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis is still taking final shape, the KamerMaker has started printing out an entire house in the beautiful city of [...]

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Australia Plans for Greener Cities by 2020 Source : ArchDaily

As cities continue to attract more people, naturally vegetated areas slowly wither, leaving little to no green spaces for city dwellers to escape to, no trees to purify the air and enhance the environment. Australia plans to change this. The 202020 Vision is a concerted effort from the government, academic and private sectors to create [...]

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Naturalmente Chic by Daniele Menichini Source : Homedsgn

Italian architect Daniele Menichini has designed the Naturalmente Chic in Treviso, Italy. Completed in 2013, this 678 square foot contemporary housing module was created based on an environmentally friendly prefabricated system. Naturalmente Chic by Daniele Menichini: “A new form of accommodation which guests can perceive as an educational game where grasping the opportunity to discover [...]

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Mountains of Construction Debris Accumulate Outside Chinese Cities Source : ArchDaily

Chinese city-dwellers are waking to find eight stories of construction debris outside of their homes. Over two billion tons of waste, outside Beijing and other major cities, is a result of a booming construction industry. “There’s no systematic way to deal with [the garbage],” says Wilson W.S. Lu, architecture professor at the University of Hong [...]

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House N18 by DRTAN LM Architect Source : Homedsgn

House N18 is located in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, and was designed by DRTAN LM Architect. The home is an imposing and spacious structure, and is decorated in a hip and industrial style. House N18 by DRTAN LM Architect: “No. 18 is a three-storey green residence located in the suburb of Sunway Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. [...]

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Casa 115 by Miquel Àngel Lacomba Source : Homedsgn

Casa 115 is located in Pollença, Spain and was designed by Miquel Àngel Lacomba. The home is surrounded by a mountainous and arid landscape, and its interior is clean and elegant. Casa 115 by Miquel Àngel Lacomba: “In a unique location, overlooking the valley that frames the bay of Sant Vicenç, the project must solve [...]

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Urban Mountain Team Wins Nordic Built Challenge in Norway Source : ArchDaily

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, together with LOOP Architects, COWI Denmark and Norway, Transsolar Energitechnik and Vugge til Vugge Denmark, has won the Nordic Build Challenge in Norway with their innovative scheme, Urban Mountain. The winning proposal, which would be Norway’s tallest building, seeks to refurbish and extend an existing 50,000 square-meter office tower in central [...]

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Mod Cott by Mell Lawrence Architects Source : Homedsgn

Mell Lawrence Architects created this modern residence in 2008 for a client located in Lake Buchanan, Texas, USA. It features photovoltaic panels, a rainwater collection system, and eco-friendly xeriscaping. Mod Cott by Mell Lawrence Architects: “A simple metal volume perched high on a bluff offers targeted views of the lake below. Predominantly oriented to the [...]

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Westbury Crescent Residence by David Barr Architect Source : Homedsgn

David Barr Architect created this modern renovation in 2011 for a client living in Perth, Australia. Instead of using a hi-tech approach to sustainability, the designers focused on simpler ways to maximize efficiency which included reusing as much of the original home as possible. Westbury Crescent Residence by David Barr Architect: “A 65 square metre [...]

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J2 Residence by assemblageSTUDIO Source

Las Vegas-based architectural firm assemblageSTUDIO has designed the J2 Residence. Completed in 2011, this 12,000 square foot contemporary home creates a close connection with the outdoors, providing panoramic views and direct sunlight to most interior spaces. It is located in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. J2 Residence by assemblageSTUDIO: “The project is located in the master [...]

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