A green-roofed underground extension breaks the mold for school architecture

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When Singaporean architecture firm Park + Associates was tapped to design an extension for Nanyang Girls’ High School in the heart of the city, they knew that they’d have to think creatively. The brief called for two large four-story blocks that would house a variety of programs, including classrooms, a large performing arts center and a multipurpose indoors sports hall. To meet these requirements without overshadowing the school’s existing architecture, the firm built the spaces below ground—an… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Vatican Citys first-ever pavilion debuts at the Venice Architecture Biennale

The Vatican Chapels Pavilion of the Holy See opened to fanfare last week, marking Vatican City’s debut at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. Curated by Professor Francesco Dal Co, the temporary installation consists of ten chapel-inspired pavilions, each designed by a different renowned design practice from around the world. Perhaps the most anticipated of them all is the pavilion by Foster + Partners, which takes the form of an open-air chapel built with a tensegrity structure.

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Architecture students build a tiny CLT classroom in just 3 weeks

A team of 13 University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) architecture students designed and built Emerge, a tiny timber classroom that will help promote sustainable forestry through education. Located in the woods near Eugene, Oregon, the student project was crafted as part of UNL’s PLAIN design/build program in collaboration with the 673-acre family-owned Bauman Tree Farm, and The DR Johnson Lumber Mill. The micro cabin was erected in just three short weeks thanks to the use of prefabricated cross-laminated… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Winners of the 2018 Architecture at Zero competition announced

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11 Solar-powered homes that show the future of architecture

What will the future of architecture look like? If the impressive solar structures at this year’s Solar Decathlon are any indication, they’ll be smarter, more energy efficient, and a joy to live, work, and play in. This month, a dozen of university-led teams designed, built, and presented their futuristic homes at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 in Denver, Colorado. In the lead up tomorrow’s unveiling of the winner, we’ve rounded up the 11 sustainable dwellings to give… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Solar-powered Cottage in the Vineyard puts a modern spin on rural architecture

Ramón Esteve Estudio completed a minimalist mono-pitched dwelling that blends into its agricultural backdrop yet still catches the eye with its modern design. Located in the rural outskirts of Valencia, Spain, the Cottage in the Vineyard was designed to perfectly integrate into the landscape and features full-height glazing to blur the lines of indoor/outdoor living. The home also sits lightly on the landscape with its use of solar panels, natural insulation, energy-efficient lighting, and rainwater… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

10 groundbreaking designs by Shigeru Ban that changed our ideas about architecture

Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand

Shigeru Ban designed, pro-bono, this stunning temporary Cardboard Cathedral for Christchurch following a devastating earthquake in 2011. Built with his signature paper-tubes, the transitional church can hold View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Tilting “performance architecture” house spins 360 degrees

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EDP Foundation’s elegant Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology opens in Lisbon

RIBA Stirling Prize-winning architect Amanda Levete, principal of AL_A, just completed the first phased of the EDP Foundation’s Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) in Lisbon. Visitors of the kunsthalle can go through the building, but can also walk over its undulating roof surface that forms new public spaces offering beautiful views of the water.

The facade of the structure was made of 15,000 three-dimensional, crackle-glazed ceramic tiles that reference Lisbon’s rich tradition… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

6 stunning architecture projects receive the 2016 Aga Khan Award

Friendship Centre by Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury

Inspired by one of Bangladesh’s oldest urban archaeological sites, the Friendship Centre was designed by URBANA founder and Bangladeshi architect Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury for an NGO that works with the local impoverished population. The naturally ventilated green-roofed buildings are made from local hand-made brick with an ancient monastic aesthetic. The Friendship Centre defends itself against the area’s frequent floods and earthquakes with a… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building