Off the Grid:Sustainable Habitat 2020 Today, our habitat is very dependent on the international grid of energy &water. Energy crisis, clean water shortage, global warming and environmental pollution are worldwide problems. Understanding cities as dynamic and ever-evolving eco-systems can help us to formulate strategies for a sustainable urban future. The whole project is based on the the brief t..
California Academy of Sciences byRenzo Piano Building Workshop NEW CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES RECONCEIVES TRADITIONAL SCIENCE MUSEUM; OPENS SEPTEMBER 27 IN GOLDEN GATE PARK. Record-setting “green” building designed by Renzo Piano houses an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, and world-class research facility—all under one living roof. SAN FRANCISCO (September 18, 2008) — One of th..
Dutch architects MVRDV and Spanish architects GRAS have won a competition to design a new carbon-neutral city in La Rioja, Spain. The development will cover two hills and will include 3,000 social homes with sports facilities, retail, restaurants and gardens. The buildings will occupy 10% of the 56 ha site, with the remaining space used for energy production and as a public park. All energy requ..
Car brand Chrysler have re-designed the GEM Peapod, a battery-powered electric car. The Peapod has a top speed of 25 miles per hour and a range of up to 30 miles per charge. Battery charge is extended by regenerative braking and recharge time is approximately six to eight hours. “GEM vehicles are used in settings such as city centers, planned communities, military bases, college campuses, corp..
Architects: Ecosistema Urbano - blog - Belinda Tato, Jose Luis Vallejo, Diego García-Setién Location: Pau de Vallecas, Vial C-91, Madrid, Spain Collaborators: Ignacio Prieto, Maria Eugenia Lacarra, David Delgado, David Benito, Jaime Eizaguirre, Patricia Lucas, Ana López, Asier Barredo, Laura Casas, Fabricio Pepe, Michael Moradiellos Client: Land and Housing Municipal Company, Madrid Council, Dir..
located in antwerp belgium ‘fragile lab’ is a new complex design by the belgian architecture studio import/export architecture. the lab is a four part complex housing a retail showroom, storage facilities, offices and a duplex apartment. the building is characterized by it light structure, featuring large expanses of glass and off-kilter columns. the architects aim was to intentionally make the ..
An extremely successful building in energy and environmental term The project concerns the construction of a management and conservation Archives Centre for the EDF Group (French Leading Electricity Producer) in Bure-Saudron, France (55), for which the client carries a strong environmental ambition. Beyond the functional dimension for the management of the Archives, we conceived a strategic proj..