MOS Architects' Sustainable Nepal Orphanage is a Green Model For Other Communities Read more: MOS Architects' Sustainable Nepal Orphanage is a Green Model For Other Communities | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Invisible Studio's New Timber Office Was Built With Locally Sourced Materials for Just Over $25K
The architects used the cheapest possible grade for the boarding and off-cuts of insulation were utilized to thermally isolate the structure. Read more: Invisible Studio « Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Northern California Church Boasts One of the Largest Rainwater-Collection Systems in the U.S.
San Francisco-based Form 4 Architecture teamed up with architect Warren Callister to design an eco-friendly church with one of the largest rainwater collection systems in the nation. The system, installed on the campus of the Episcopal Church of St John the Baptist in Aptos, California, is expected to save 150,000 gallons of water each year. Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist
6 Renowned UK Architects Shortlisted to Revive Joseph Paxton's Crystal Palace in London
Six major architecture firms have been shortlisted in a contest to rebuild Joseph Paxton’s famous Crystal Palace in London that was destroyed by fire in 1936. The list includes three former Stirling Prize winners – Zaha Hadid Architects, David Chipperfield and Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners – alongside Grimshaw, Marks Barfield Achitects and Haworth Tompkins.
Angular Glass Winter Garden at SUNY New Paltz Is Inspired by Nearby Mountain Ridge
Not only is this a beautiful building, but it also serves multiple functions for the campus. Read more: Angular Glass Winter Garden at SUNY New Paltz Is Inspired by Nearby Mountain Ridge SUNY Campus Commons by ikon.5 architects - Gallery Page 1 – Inhabitat New York City
Murtada Alkaabi Develops a Brilliant Wind Harvesting Facade for Coastal Urban Buildings
Wind turbines are rarely designed for cities-they are loud, affect views, and buildings tend to block the winds anyway. Eager to find an aesthetically-pleasing solution for harvesting wind energy in urban environments, TU Delf student Murtada Alkaabi designed a panel wind harvesting façade system suitable for buildings located on the coast. It goes to show that wind power can be integrated into architecture without making it look ugly.
Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to Sprout a Giant Green Roof
Brooklyn's Barclays Center to Sprout a Giant Green Roof. NYC-based Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) and Shanghai-based Greenland Group Company are teaming up to install a new green roof atop Barclays Center designed by SHoP Architects. The entertainment and sports venue at the intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues has already achieved LEED Silver certification for its sustainable design and construction methods, and will now be topped off with a 130,000-square-foot planted roof.
The rooftop doubles as a private green park for the Pierhouse’s residents complete with rooftop pool, that overlooks the river and Brooklyn Bridge Park Read more: Daydream About Living in the Beautiful Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park Through These New Pics Pierhouse Brooklyn Bridge - Gallery Page 1 – Inhabitat New York City