Browsing articles tagged with " architects"

Living Green Is Easy If You Will Stay At The Bio Intelligent Quotient Building

Green Slime or algae along with water power the Bio Intelligent Quotient Building or BIQ building creating an eco-friendly shade of green without the use of the commercially and harmful green tint. Together with Splitterwerk Architects, a global engineering firm ARUP creates the Bio Intelligent Quotient Building with the aim of showing it at the International Building Exhibition in Hamburg.

Intelligent Quotient Building
Intelligent Quotient Building

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Abandoned Skyscraper To Shanty Town

Recycling building is not a common thing since architects that care for the environment are now growing in number. Many are now aware that they can help save the environment in recycling or repurposing old buildings just like the abandoned skyscraper in Venezuela that turns unto a world’s tallest shanty town. Hailed as the Tower of David, the 45-story abandoned tower is now called home by the roughly 2500 people Caracas, Venezuela. Looking at the photos, the building does not look so good to the eyes of the tourists, but the recycling is better that wrecking it and have its debris added to our landfills.

Tower of David

Tower of David

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Monte Rosa Eco-mountain Hut Design: Sustainably Stylish

When building homes on a mountain, it is highly expected to be eco-friendly, as architects will automatically sourced the materials locally. However, with the strong influence of modernization, some are blinded with the modern construction materials available in the market today but not the Switzerland Alpine Club that designed the Monte Rosa Mountain Hut. The hut is 90% sufficient using the abundant solar energy in Monte Rosa. Located 883 meters above the Swiss Alps, the Monte Rosa Mountain Hut is overlooking the actual beautiful landscape of the area, which allows its residents to have a close connection with nature. The hut has spacious and elegant interior, which is an added comfort as well.

Monte Rosa Mountain Hut

Monte Rosa Mountain Hut

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St. Hubert Residence: A Proof Of Green Architecture

Building stylish and elegant homes yet has low impact to the environment is now becoming easy with the growing number of people like designers, manufacturers, consumers, architects, and more who are now into green architecture. The St. Hubert Residence has the look that will definitely catch every ones’ attention but has the least carbon emission that one can expect. The house designed by Naturehumaine has abundant natural light and ample space for the occupants to free move. The use of natural light source allow the occupants to save some amount of money for it surely will minimize their use of electricity for lighting purposes.

St. Hubert

St. Hubert

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Matthew Hofmann Is Turning A Used Trailer Into An Comfortable Living Space

Owning an RV is common to celebrities and adventure lover individuals. We all know that RV are manufactures using first hand materials. However, with the growing awareness for global warming, more and more people are looking for some ways just to help save the environment and this include the reuse of old items like what Matthew Hofmann did with a vintage 1970 Airstrem trailer, which he turned it into a modern and comfortable living space. The space is complete with a living room, kitchen, bathroom, storage and more. Most of all, the vintage trailer turned living space is mobile, thus works closely similar to an RV.

Trailer Living Space

Trailer Living Space

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Home Contained: A Home Made From Cargo Containers

Cargo containers are now gaining the attention of many architects, engineers, and designers as a useful architectural material. Debbie Glassberg joins with any other container lovers and had the Home Contained built. Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the Home Contained has the area of 2,600 square feet and is made of five metal containers. Aside from the cargo containers, the Home Contained has other earth-friendly features, which include green roof, geothermal heating, insulated walls and solar panels. With these features, occupants will be able to save on their energy usage and money as this will surely keep their electricity bill lower that it should be if they chose to use first hand materials, opt not to have solar panels and the like.

Home Contained

Home Contained

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Former 1930 Water Tower Recycled Into A Modern Nine Story Home

When a group of architects or construction workers wrecks an old building, they normally discard those debris, broken windows, doors, and the like thus an addition to our landfills and this is not a favorable act to our environment. On the other hand, living in old structures and buildings can be scary most of the times. Good thing, the talented people from Zecc architects was able to repurpose a 1930 former water tower and renewed it into a modern nine-story home. The eco-friendly feature of this house does not end with being a recycled one. But also it has different eco-friendly features like the high window for the natural lighting to illuminate the home interior.

1930 Recycled Home

1930 Recycled Home

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YAJ Architect’s Train Depot: The Train Depot Of The Future

Green architecture normally focuses on residential and commercial buildings like offices and the like. Today YAJ architects presented their proposal, an eco-friendly industrial building of the future. The Architects presented their Train Depot of the future that is designed to have almost zero energy performance. The train depot will make use of ground water heating and cooling. It will also have solar panels installed and sensor-driven natural ventilation. In this way, travelers can already enjoy distance traveling with comfort and of course with care to the environment. They do not need to worry about their carbon emission. In addition, the building’s appearance is complete with natural colors.

Train of the Future

Train of the Future

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The Great Barrier House: Lets You Understand What An Eco-friendly House Is

Before, my thoughts about eco-friendly architectures limit to the materials used, building process and the like. This time, as I read the information about the Great Barrier House, eco-friendly architecture will not only be considered as eco-friendly with the materials used and the process practiced in building the structure. The Great Barrier is a modern house design in the woods at the Great Barrier Island and is positioned to preserve the current refreshing vegetation, to make the most of the sun and to preserve the native bird life.

Aside from the house’s positioning, the Great Barrier house also has numerous eco-friendly features like the solar power, the low energy glass wall, and more.

Great Barrier House

Great Barrier House

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Urban Waste Collection Center: The Structure That Saves The Environment

Unlike the usual architectural structure like factories and industrial buildings, the Urban Waste Collection center is a structure built with sensitivity to the environment. Built in Spain near the French border by architects & Vaillo Irigaray + Galar, the urban waste collection is covered with recycled aluminum plates. As the name suggests, this building will surely hold of the city’s wastes, thus, landfills will be drastically minimized. The wastes collected will then undergo different treatment and will be recycled. In this way, wastes will be given a new life and the community in the surrounding area will be free from the disastrous landfills.

Urban Waste Collection Center

Urban Waste Collection Center

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