MAD brings a surreal sports campus that mimics a green, martian landscape to China

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Architect Ma Yansong and his Beijing-based firm MAD Architects’ surreal designs often look as though they come from outer space—and his new masterplan for the Quzhou Sports Campus in China is no different. The massive development just broke ground in the historic Chinese city in Zhejiang province and will bring with it an undulating green landscape with mixed programming. Inspired by the traditional Chinese painting style called ‘shan shui,’ MAD Architects conceived a park-like setting with… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



A sustainable campus is built from 22 recycled shipping containers

The International Sustainable Development Studies Institute in Thailand is taking their own teachings to heart with the development of a 17-shipping-container sustainable architectural design for their campus. The multi-unit complex includes classrooms, a library, gym, conference rooms, office, restrooms, kitchen, and outdoor spaces. Another container houses a cafe.

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As an institution aimed at teaching others about sustainability, the ISDSI made every effort to minimize… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Intuits new green-roofed campus is an indoor/outdoor dream office

Intuit’s new Marine Way Building (MWB) in Mountain View, California, aims to become an antidote to the trend of building insular campuses across Silicon Valley. WRNS and Clive Wilkinson Architects joined forces to design a human-centered, urban-minded workplace that connects to both nature and the public realm.

The development comprises two new office buildings and two new parking structures as major additions to Intuit’s existing campus, originally developed in the 1980’s as a suburban… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Google and BIG unveil plans for green-roofed tech campus in Sunnyvale

Google and BIG have teamed up for yet another massive and spectacular Google campus—this time in Sunnyvle’s Moffet Park. Google recently unveiled plans for a new BIG-designed campus last month, following the acclaimed architecture firm’s work on Google’s Mountain View and London campuses. Located on Caribbean Drive, the 1.04-million-square-foot project could accommodate 4,500 employees and feature eye-catching terraced buildings topped with accessible green roofs.

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Microsoft is razing its Redmond campus to build a sustainable mini city

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Tesla rival Faraday Future’s trippy space-age campus will blow your mind

Beijing-based MAD Architects just unveiled designs for Faraday Future’s new campus—and it looks like something straight out of the Jetsons. The electric car company, once hailed as the “Tesla Killer,” plans to relocate its headquarters from Los Angeles to Mare Island, north of San Francisco. The stunning campus features sleek and sci-fi-esque buildings that reference the aerodynamic shape of Faraday Future’s recently unveiled FF91, a self-driving vehicle said to be the world’s fastest-accelerating… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building