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Clay Retreat / PAD studio

August 14, 2022 Pilar Caballero 0

PAD studio has completed a serene three-bedroom home in the New Forest National Park featuring light, natural interiors, and strong connections to the outdoors for a London-based family.

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“High-tech is next in line for a revival and I for one would welcome it”

August 1, 2022 Jerry Tate 0
Herman Miller Factory in Bath by Grimshaw Farrell Partnership

The high-tech architectural style is about to make a comeback and its philosophy could be central to decarbonising the built environment in the face of climate change, writes Jerry Tate. High-tech is next in line for a revival and I for one would welcome it as the movement has a lot to give in our

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Ten principles for designing cool spaces for hot weather

July 26, 2022 Smith Mordak 0
Flat House kitchen

Following a record-breaking heatwave in the UK and western Europe with climate change meaning that sweltering temperatures are likely to become more common, Smith Mordak outlines 10 ways to design buildings that remain cool in hot weather. Want to design cool architecture? Of course you do! Follow these principles and you too can be a

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American School Foundation of Guadalajara / Flansburgh Architects

July 16, 2022 Pilar Caballero 0

The new High School is a bold and forward-looking approach to serving 1,500 students on the American School Foundation of Guadalajara’s current site. As surrounding properties grow taller with new development, the new 7-story open-air structure follows their lead by doubling ASFG’s academic space, maximizing green space, and providing state-of-the-art facilities that support 21st Century education.

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Chicago’s buildings “still not as efficient as those built 130 years ago” says Energy Revolution curator

July 13, 2022 Ben Dreith 0

The Energy Revolution exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Center aims to demonstrate that the city’s buildings need to become much more energy efficient. Energy Revolution, which was organised by architect Doug Farr and Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) director of exhibition Eve Fineman, seeks to educate the public on architecture’s impact on the climate by using historical charts, interactive installations

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Happy House in Begur / SALA FERUSIC Architects

July 13, 2022 Pilar Caballero 0

The Happy House is a private house that sits on the slope of Aiguablava, in Begur (Girona – Spain), overlooking the natural cove. The principles for its design are based on sustainability and respect for its immediate environment, from its integration into the terrain and the landscape to its energy efficiency and low carbon footprint.

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Talleres Building / +.0 Arquitectura

July 11, 2022 Pilar Caballero 0

This building was requested in the midst of the pandemic, by the ARCOS Institute of Professional Education for its pre-cordillera headquarters located in Peñalolén, Santiago de Chile, and its objective was to expand the infrastructure to be able to house its students due to the new capacity required. One of the main requirements was that its execution should be fast and low-cost. Which led to seeking a balance between maximum efficiency and minimum effort. It was projected as a “parasite” of the old building, which is fed by existing services, both electrical networks, stairwells, circulation corridors, elevators, etc. It does not have its own services.

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Ten airports designed with sustainability in mind

July 8, 2022 Nat Barker 0
Terminal 2 at Guadalajara Airport by CallisonRTKL

With a growing focus on the environmental impact of aviation, architects are designing a new generation of airports focused on sustainability. Here is a roundup of 10 recent projects designed to have reduced carbon emissions. The examples collected below include airports that use timber, solar panels, modular construction and even a giant waterfall in an attempt

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LP House / lb+mr

July 2, 2022 Pilar Caballero 0

Located in the interior of São Paulo, on land facing a native and exuberant forest, the LP house was designed so that this view could be contemplated from all environments.