Ehrlich Architects - 700 Palms Residence in Venice, California
Monday, 08 June 2009 07:46

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We continue the series dedicated to the 2009 AIA Housing Awards with this great looking house from Ehrlich Architects.

According to the architect, the objective for this eco-friendly residence in Venice, California was to design a high-performance home that dissolves the barriers between indoors and outdoors; utilize raw, honest materials appropriate to the bohemian grittiness of the surrounding community; and have the smallest carbon footprint in balance with lifestyle.

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 November 2009 14:31
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G Ateliers Architecture - Ecological Refuges
Wednesday, 13 August 2008 10:20

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The project is located in Guatapé- Antioquia, Colombia,  just two hours away from
Medellín, a place with natural potential for ecological tourism development.



It consists of a series of refuges immerged within a natural landscape which offers visitors an escape from the daily monotony of the agitated city life.

 



Last Updated on Saturday, 21 November 2009 17:26
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Alberto Campo Baeza - Caja Granada Savings Bank in Granada, Spain
Monday, 05 January 2009 01:55

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"IMPLUVIUM OF LIGHT"

The project is basically composed of a large cube is built on top of a podium and flanked by two courtyards.

The parking areas, archives and Data Processing Center are accommodated in this podium.  Offices are arranged inside the cube on seven floors around the central interior courtyard.



Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2009 22:09
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Arquitectura X - Casa 3 in Quito, Ecuador
Tuesday, 24 February 2009 03:17

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Located on a valley to the east of Quito, within an area that enjoys a temperate climate all year round. It is quite a privileged setting due to the proximity of the local mountain ranges.


Unfortunately, the surrounding built context consists mainly of colonial style houses with a total disregard for the local topography, landscape or climate.


The site is relatively small, enclosed by three roads, with mandatory 5 m (15 ft) setback, a strong negative gradient and an unavoidable location due to road levels and accessibility to the garages.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2009 04:06
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SMC ALSOP - New Stratford DLR Station
Friday, 15 February 2008 02:27

Stratford_01.jpg A second platform and a new footbridge at the Stratford DLR station, North East of central London, designed by architects SMC Alsop, opened to passengers this weekend. While the first platform opened in June 2007, the opening of this platform marks the completion of the whole project. The striking new landmark terminus caters for significantly increased capacity, and planned 3 car train operations on the DLR.

Making space for the 2012 Olympics and future Crossrail, the new station is the first piece in the jigsaw of a wider Stratford masterplan.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2009 17:06
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MulvannyG2 Architecture - Redmond City Hall
Friday, 18 April 2008 01:54

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The economic boom of the late 1980s and 90s fueled remarkable growth within the City of Redmond, home to software giants Microsoft and Nintendo America. This period saw a similar growth in the size of the City government. As the new century began, it became clear that they had outgrown their existing 1960s era building, and needed a newer, more flexible facility that would serve their needs and represent the City as they faced the future.


The new Redmond City Hall building is the largest public works project ever undertaken in the City’s history. In order to ease the financial burden that such a project would impose, Wright Runstad & Company and the City agreed upon a public / private funding mechanism which has become increasingly more popular for the financing of public projects.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 18 December 2009 07:58
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Vancouver Convention Centre West Now Broadcast and Media Center for the Olympics
Sunday, 13 December 2009 00:00

2009_VCCW_01p.jpg We revisit another green project that we featured back in April of last year and being utilized for the Olympic Games.


Located on Vancouver’s waterfront with spectacular views of mountains, ocean, and parks, the Vancouver Convention Centre West is designed to bring together the natural ecology, vibrant local culture, and built environment, accentuating their interrelationships through the architecture. Opened earlier this month, the Convention Centre West expansion facility triples the total square footage and functional capacity as well as completes the development of the public realm on the waterfront.

This facility which, is serving as the official broadcast and media center for the Olympics, has just earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Canada Platinum rating.

Among the VCC’s most stunning features is a 6-acre living roof, which is Canada’s largest and the biggest non-industrial living roof in North America. Landscaped with 400,000 native plants and grasses, the green roof acts as an insulator to mediate the exterior air temperature, as well as contributes to the building’s stormwater utilization and integrates with the waterfront landscape ecosystem.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 March 2010 09:37
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