Beautiful Marrakesh Congress Center design brings a modern touch to traditional Moroccan architecture

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Known colloquially as “The Red City” for the prevalence of red sandstone architecture, Marrakesh is packed with mosques, palaces, and markets ringed by old fortified city walls. In keeping with the local vernacular, the 14,000-square-meter Marrakesh Congress Center would be built with red natural stone. Its blocky form brings to mind strength and fortification. The facade’s patterned perforations allow diffused natural light to pass into the interior while blocking unwanted solar gain.

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Swedish students design one of the worlds most energy-efficient rail-bound vehicles

New World Record!

In far away Sweden a new important world record was set on the 28:th of May. University of Dalarna tested and competed with what probably is the most energy-efficient rail bound people-transporter that the world has yet seen.

When the on-site measuring team checked the energy efficiency figures with those of Shell Eco Marathon, it actually seems as though the Eximus 1 probably could be the most energy efficient people transporter in the world – rail bound or otherwise!… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Woodland Burial Chapel, Poole – Walkthrough Animation (Western Design Architects)

A low profile, landscape enhancing design for a rural burial chapel with function room. The building is surrounded by a moat and the landscape is built up against the outer walls of the chapel. The new burial chapel will be located in Upton Poole.