Australia’s green building game changer: World’s first sustainable shopping centre gets go-ahead

Australia’s green building game changer: World’s first sustainable shopping centre gets go-ahead

A groundbreaking sustainable development featuring a renewable energy-powered shopping centre, an urban rooftop farm, and 700 eco-friendly homes has been green-lit in Melbourne. The first sod of earth was turned this week at the Burwood Brickworks site 14 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, as work began on what’s billed...
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Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects wins bid for carbon-neutral Solvay HQ in Brussels

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects wins bid for carbon-neutral Solvay HQ in Brussels

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has won an international competition for the design of global chemical company Solvay’s new sustainable headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Created in collaboration with local firm Modulo Architects and VK Engineers, the winni...
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Capitol Region Watershed District to get renovated headquarters

Capitol Region Watershed District to get renovated headquarters

Capitol Region Watershed District will soon get renovated headquarters. The Capitol Region Watershed District (CRWD) broke ground on its new multimillion headquarters in the Midway area of St. Paul last week. The CRWD, which plans to spend $7.3 million on...
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Park Square follows global trends

Park Square follows global trends

South Africa is following the trends of various technologically-advanced companies including Google and Apple, which over decades have reaped profitable benefits from ‘future-forward’ work environments. Park Square, located on Durban’s upmarket Umhlanga ...
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The net-zero Frick Environmental Center is officially one of the world’s greenest buildings

The net-zero Frick Environmental Center is officially one of the world’s greenest buildings

The Frick Environmental Center (FEC) in Pittsburgh just became the first municipally owned building in the U.S. to achieve Living Building certification — arguably the most rigorous proven performance green building standard in the world. Designed by Bohlin ...
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40 Tenth Avenue / Studio Gang

40 Tenth Avenue / Studio Gang

Sculpted by the angles of the sun, 40 Tenth Avenue explores how shaping a building in response to solar access and other site-specific criteria can expand its architectural potential. Located at the edge of Manhattan between the High Line park...
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This is stunning, but should anyone be building homes like this anymore?

This is stunning, but should anyone be building homes like this anymore?

Mies van der Rohe famously said “less is more”; Morris Lapidus said “Too much is never enough.” I don’t know which describes this house. Dezeen shows an absolutely stunning home in Cornwall, Ontario, designed by Alain Carle Archit...
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Eastham Public Library / Oudens Ello Architecture

Eastham Public Library / Oudens Ello Architecture

This new Cape Cod library, situated on a hillside site overlooking one of the town’s many ponds, replaces a 1980’s building that no longer met the demands of a growing community, nor a population that dramatically increases each year during...
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Marine Way Building / WRNS Studio + Clive Wilkinson Architects

Marine Way Building / WRNS Studio + Clive Wilkinson Architects

Intuit’s new Marine Way Building (MWB) in Mountain View, California, aims to become an antidote to the trend of building insular campuses across Silicon Valley. To achieve this goal, WRNS Studio and Clive Wilkinson Architects joined forces and designed a hu...
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