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Bosco Verticale: metropolitan forestation

Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest), by Stefano Boeri studio in Milan, is a project of metropolitan forestation which helps to regenerate the environment and urban biodiversity without an expansion of the city in the territory. It is a new model of...
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RMIT Design Hub: translucent skin and energy performance

The purpose of the Design Hub is to provide accommodation in one building for a diverse range of design research and post graduate education. The Hub provides a collegial research base where post graduates in fields such as fabric and...
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Concept MFC 2020: passive house energy’s producer

Concept MFC 2020:behind this title referring to concept cars, stands a marvel of technologies for future individual low-energy housing solutions. Here, we are far higher from passive houses, that have “only” very low energy consumption. The Concept MFC 2020 goes...
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Polli-Bricks: recycled plastic

The creative minds at miniWIZ recently debuted the Polli-Brick, a recycled polymer bottle that can be interlocked to build an incredible array of structures. Made from recycled PET bottles, the lightweight bricks offer excellent acoustic and thermal insulation and can...
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Kengo Kuma: Green cast

It’s Kengo Kuma’s project that speaks of the continuous interest in reconnecting architecture with nature or, to quote the architect, the need “to recover the place”. Using architecture as a frame of nature, the project seems to echo a need...
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Innovative coatings: architecture and colour

The proposed concept for the site was to transform a single-use office building into a genuinely mixed use development incorporating office, retail, restaurant and residential use; seeking to create a new destination integrated within the local area. The architects chose...
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Tor Vergata: a bioclimatic Campus in Rome

Energy efficiency, low construction costs, quicker completion rate, recycled and recyclable materials, long-lasting finishings and furnishings, green areas and public services seem to be the main features of housing models with a strong social dimension. And the Tor Vergata Campus...
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Ecorium of the National Ecological Institute: a new interlayer technology for High UV transmitting glasses

DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions announces the commercial launch of DuPont™ SentryGlas® N-UV ionoplast interlayer a new interlayer technology for durable architectural safety glass with unsurpassed transmission of natural UV light into spaces containing special light-requiring flora and fauna. Located in...
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Energy Box: wood, recycled and active technologies. New frontiers for reconstruction

Using nearly zero energy, this house designed by italian architect Pierluigi Bonomo was built in replacement of a heavily damaged building from the 2009 earthquake in l’aquila, the region of Abruzzo in central Italy. conceived as a volumetric insertion, the...
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Energy X. Eco-friendly prefabricated houses.

Energy X is the energy-efficient prebuilt house, characterized by an innovative design and a keen attention to the environment and living comfort. The philosophy of Hartl Haus aims to the future of design, based on three principles: the use of...
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Contrà Leopardi: new shapes, patterns and textures

Taking historic urban models and revising them in the light of new technology to deliver new residential developments with the depth, complexity and quality of the urban fabric we treasure: this was the objective underpinning the Contrà Leopardi project, a...
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Tvzeb: reversibility and zero energy wood and cor-ten steel

Tvzeb is an experimental zero energy building brought to fruition by virtue of a cooperative endeavour between the traverso-vighy architecture studio and the University of Padua’s Department of Technical Physics. The goal of the project was to develop a low-impact...
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Interactions: glass and metallic shading

In 2002, Her Majesty’s Courts Service held an international competition to select an architect to design a new purpose built premises for the Department of Justice in the North West, the biggest court complex to be built in the UK...
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Basket Apartments. Wooden slats and three-dimensional wire mesh’s envelope

The project is located on a long and very narrow site, on the edge of Parc La Vilette in Paris’s 19th district, within an urban development done by Reichen & Robert architects. On the northeast, new Paris tram route is...
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Pyramidenkogel: the world’s tallest wooden observation tower

The new panoramic ”Pyramidenkogel” tower in the town of Keutschach am See in Carinthia, Austria, is the world’s tallest observation tower built of wood. This tower will become a new and positive symbol of development and of building innovation using...