Energy-plus home is a beacon of sustainability in Tel Aviv

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Israeli architecture firm Geotectura recently completed a striking modern home that can produce more energy than it needs. Located in Tel Aviv, the single-family home—called the Eco360—combines traditional passive design principles with improved energy-efficient systems such as solar photovoltaic panels and a gray water system. The sustainable dwelling also embraces views of the outdoors as well as plenty of natural light.

The project brief was for a modern home that could elegantly… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



LEED Gold Cambie Fire Hall is a beacon of sustainability in Richmond, BC

Vancouver-based Assembly Architecture and Alberta-based S2 Architecture recently completed the Cambie Fire Hall No. 3 and BC Ambulance Services Station, a LEED Gold-certified facility that shows how civic architecture can be beautiful, effective and sustainable. Built to serve the City of Richmond in British Columbia, the new building spans over 26,000 square feet in size and rises to three stories with room for fire rescue vehicles and up to six ambulance vehicles. The building is illuminated by… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Worlds first circular-economy business park mimics nature to achieve sustainability

The Triango sustainable business park in Paris, designed by RAU Architects, SeARCH, and karres + brands, embraces the idea of circular economy– its facilities are designed to behave dynamically throughout their period of use. The main idea behind the proposal, which has recently won the “Inventons la Metropole de Grand Paris” competition, is to build facilities and use materials that can be used over and over again in the future.

The new campus will include over 41 acres (167,000 square… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Pebble-shaped office building adds an icon of sustainability to Taipei

Created as part of a greater revitalization project in Taipei’s Nangang District, Lè Architecture is an 18-story green office building that mimics the likeness of a standing moss-covered pebble with its tapered silhouette. Flat glass panels clad the exterior and give the building a polished finish. Vertical aluminum fins loop around the building to minimize unwanted solar heat gain. At night, the glazed building will be illuminated with different lighting effects to make the office appear to shimmer… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building