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bot laboratory 3D prints architectural wall with ABS plastic and robots

bot laboratory 3D prints architectural wall with ABS plastic and robots | Architecture | Scoop.it
printed with the ultra-high speed euclid robot in only two pieces, the architectural structure stands over 6 feet 4 inches tall (1.9 meters).

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urlaubs architektur designs the UFOgel in austria

urlaubs architektur designs the UFOgel in austria | Architecture | Scoop.it
an all wooden foreign house-like object has landed next to an old farmhouse near vienna - an efficient living unit placed on a hill.

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porchetta shipping container kiosk by noiseux + sasseville

porchetta shipping container kiosk by noiseux + sasseville | Architecture | Scoop.it
the kiosk attempts to convert a volume with intrinsically opaque characteristics into an open and inviting dining space.

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zaha hadid discloses qatar 2022 FIFA world cup stadium design

zaha hadid discloses qatar 2022 FIFA world cup stadium design | Architecture | Scoop.it

the latest design for the al wakrah stadium (one of five sporting venues to host the qatar 2022 FIFA world cup) conceived by zaha hadid architects, in association with AECOM has been unveiled.


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Blooming Bamboo Home: A Modular Solution for Emergency Housing

Blooming Bamboo Home: A Modular Solution for Emergency Housing | Architecture | Scoop.it

H&P Architects from Vietnam provide an effective solution to emergency housing with this simple self-assembly home that can be mass produced at a minimal cost in a span of 25 days. BB (Blooming Bamboo) home is one solution to housing for millions of people in calamity-hit locations.

The prototype has just been completed last month in Cau Dien Town, Tu Liem District, Ha Noi, Vietnam. From a bamboo module, each house is simply assembled with bolting, binding, hanging, placing. The structure is strong enough to withstand 1.5m-high floods.
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jardinelviejito's curator insight, November 18, 2013 6:52 AM

Con el uso de materia prima renovable se pueden lograr cosas asombrosas en cualquier lugar del mundo. La diferencia la hace la buena voluntad de las Instituciones y de la gente que maneja estas ideas, logrando así resultados que a todos nos parecen asombrosos, pero que en realidad lo que tienen de bueno es que se llevaron a cabo. 

¿Cuál puede ser tu aporte, tu granito de arena en este mar de ideas global?

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BREEAM: One Angel Square, Co-operative Group HQ, Manchester

BREEAM: One Angel Square, Co-operative Group HQ, Manchester | Architecture | Scoop.it
Overview of environmental features

The double skinned facade and soaring open atrium are key to creating natural heating, cooling and lighting. The atrium, for example, floods the building’s interior with light, and the facade helps to minimise heating and cooling loads.

In summer louvres at the top of the facade will open to allow the warmed air trapped between its inner and outer skins to rise up and out of the building. In winter these louvres will close so the facade can form an insulated blanket around the building.

The building has its own source of heat and power generation through a CHP (combined heat and power) plant.

Other features include:

heat recovery from the IT systems that will also help to heat the buildinglow energy LED lighting and IT equipment and systemsgreywater and rainwater recycling systems for toilet flushing and irrigationhigh efficiency passenger and service lifts.The project team includes:Client: The Co-operative GroupArchitect: 3DReidProject manager and QS: Gardiner & TheobaldStructural and M&E engineer: Buro HappoldContractor: BAM

‘By designing  to the BREEAM standards we aim to save 40-60% of our current energy costs in the head office complex. Our new home will create a benchmark for every other UK business and showcase what can be achieved through a socially responsible approach to design and construction.’

Key factsBREEAM Version: BREEAM Offices 2008Stage: Final Post-ConstructionBREEAM rating: OutstandingScore: 95.16%*Building size: 30,500m2* The highest score ever achieved under BREEAM


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Urban Farming: an Architect’s Answer to 'Green'?

Urban Farming: an Architect’s Answer to 'Green'? | Architecture | Scoop.it

Sustainable. Local. Natural. Green. Architects talk about these words all the time but what do they really mean?


'To present the concept of Urban Farming, I’ve collected images of existing urban farms that are already “digging into” (on/over/through) the built environment – doing amazing things for food, people, cities, communities, and sustainability –  as well as conceptual urban farming architecture – projects which begin to rethink the word “farm,” especially in the urban environment, and offer a very bold response to the question, “What is Green Architecture?” Some of these ideas may seem pretty far-fetched, but I’ll bet not many people thought we’d be farming all over rooftops in NYC either! And they’re not only doing it, they’re doing it sustainably + successfully. Architecture could stand to learn a thing or 2 from these urban farms…'


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Lenni Morkel-Kingsbury's curator insight, November 9, 2013 4:35 PM

RE comment that some of these ideas seem pretty far fetched...sad that we feel we need to temper ideas with statements  like this.Once upon a time landing on the moon and having personal computers also seemed far fetched. Thinking beyond current boundaries is what is needed to tackle issues of food production and sustainable living for the future , now!

 

"Naively ambitious, maybe. But as a twitter-mate noted, “creating food AND jobs and making productive use of vacant land and changing the urban landscape in a huge way!” is in my opinion extremely exciting and worth every effort of that ambition!"

 

.....I couldn't agree more!

Let' s get inspired and figure out how to make  far fetched  ideas work and work sustainably and effectively. 

Lili Dávila's curator insight, December 6, 2013 4:35 PM

Another green design to go local...

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Pop-Up Nap Pods Rejuvenate Tired Workers [Pics]

Pop-Up Nap Pods Rejuvenate Tired Workers [Pics] | Architecture | Scoop.it
Nasal strip-maker Breathe Right offered working folks free beds to take a midday rest in.

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Ogaki House by Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

Ogaki House by Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates | Architecture | Scoop.it

This geometric design is influenced by the surroundings and the conditions of the site.

In winter seasons, the strong west wind (the fall wind of Ibuki) blows, so the design suppresses the load of the building by extending its roof up to the close to the ground soil and fending off cold winds at the roof. In summer seasons, the structure discharges the accumulated heat inside to the outside through the void of the inner court.


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The Culture Show: 2013/2014: The Unstoppable Thomas Heatherwick

The Culture Show: 2013/2014: The Unstoppable Thomas Heatherwick | Architecture | Scoop.it
Film following designer Thomas Heatherwick, whose works include the 2012 Olympic cauldron.
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BBC Culture Show looks at the proposed garden footbridge across the Thames from Covent Garden to the South Bank, dreamed up by actor Joanna Lumley and designed by Thomas Heatherwick. It is envisaged as a place to slow down and get away from the surging traffic and noise of the city amongst full sized trees with views of the river. 

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SHADE: A Solar Home Adapts for Sustainable Desert Living

SHADE: A Solar Home Adapts for Sustainable Desert Living | Architecture | Scoop.it

Team ASUNM, a collaborative effort between Arizona State University and University of New Mexico, has come together to address the inefficiencies of urban sprawl and to create a model for sustainable desert living, dubbed SHADE (Solar Home Adapting for Desert Equilibrium), which is an entry in the Solar Decathlon 2013 competition that takes place on October 3-13, 2013 in Irvine, California.

 

Using external vertical screens and a solar canopy for shade, the SHADE home experiences a stable, consistent temperature with the use of a radiant cooling system used alongside an air cooling unit. Team ASUNM is exploring the residential application of thermal storage to chill water at night to create ice that cools a glycol solution during the day.


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Pedro Barbosa's curator insight, July 18, 2013 4:15 AM

Exploring the deserts as a place to live may be a trend for the next decades or centuries. Here is one of the best approaches

 

Pedro Barbosa | www.pbarbosa.com | www.harvardtrends.com | www.theendoffacebook.com

gawlab's curator insight, July 18, 2013 3:28 PM

would love to know about existence of such solutions in Africa..

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National Art Museum of China competition entry by Gehry Partners

National Art Museum of China competition  entry by Gehry Partners | Architecture | Scoop.it
Architect Frank Gehry has released images of his shortlisted entry for the competition to design National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) in Beijing - a competition thought to have been won by Jean Nouvel.

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Design Museum sells Thames-side home to architect Zaha Hadid

Design Museum sells Thames-side home to architect Zaha Hadid | Architecture | Scoop.it
Proceeds of £10m sale will help fund planned move to new premises at Commonwealth Institute in 2015 A former banana-ripening warehouse on the Thames that has been home to London's Design Museum for 24 years has been sold to Zaha Hadid's...
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Metz Museum by Shigeru Ban

Metz Museum by Shigeru Ban | Architecture | Scoop.it

Shigeru Ban says that in designing the idiosyncratic new construction, he was inspired by the “architecture” of traditional Chinese hats woven from rice straw.

The offices, with their large, smooth windows, were accommodated in the angular transoms of Centre Pompidou in Metz, and appear to have been pushed into the hat. These white cubes were highlighted by the flatness of the Alucobond® elements in pure white. The new 10,000- square metre centre for the arts in north eastern France does not exhibit any collection of its own but makes use of works stored at the Paris centre, which, with more than 65,000 works, owns the largest collection of contemporary and modern art in Europe.


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Corten House, Sao Paulo by Michael Kogan

Corten House, Sao Paulo by Michael Kogan | Architecture | Scoop.it
Corten House located in Sao Paulo, Brazil is the brain child of architect, Michael Kogan. From the outside, the house is largely characterized by the exterior facade made of Corten steel.
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KieranTimberlake’s U.S. Embassy in London celebrates groundbreaking

KieranTimberlake’s U.S. Embassy in London celebrates groundbreaking | Architecture | Scoop.it

The U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations announced the groundbreaking of the KieranTimberlake-designed U.S. Embassy in London on Nov. 13.

The design places the Embassy building at the center of the Nine Elms site and develops the surrounding area into an urban park that honors the English tradition of urban parks and gardens as the context for civic buildings. The paving about and within the Embassy site utilizes the familiar limestone in many London walks and parks. London Plane trees provide shade and form at the perimeter and along Nine Elms Lane, as well as the walk to the south that connects the site to Vauxhall Station, the nearest Tube stop."


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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, November 15, 2013 4:32 AM

Ya han salido del hoyo! La nueva embajada de EEUU en Londres empieza a emerger.

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A Look at the First Shipping Container Home in New Orleans

A Look at the First Shipping Container Home in New Orleans | Architecture | Scoop.it

This home was designed by the Toronto-based maker of prefab homes, MekaWorld, and is the first container home in New Orleans. It is made up of two shipping containers and has a net living area of 640 square feet.

The compact design has large windows installed on each side, letting plenty of natural light into the house. The windows and sliding doors are double glazed and thermally broken; the house is also designed to withstand winds of up to 130 mph.


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Julia LeMense's curator insight, November 16, 2013 1:59 PM

A much better use of containers than stacking them up around economically depressed and environmentally degraded neighborhoods to the point that those in the neighborhood cannot see anything other than containers....

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The supertrees of Singapore made of steel and concrete will create botanical garden in the sky

The supertrees of Singapore made of steel and concrete will create botanical garden in the sky | Architecture | Scoop.it
The imposing trees have colossal concrete trunks weighing hundreds of tonnes. While thousands of thick wire rods have been used to create artificial branches and canopies.
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Take a close look at the pictures and you get an idea of the scale of the structure - they tower 50m over the real trees! The trunks are vertical gardens with hundreds of plants already in place, hanging gardens, high level walkways, solar power and water capture systems will be installed to create  a ring of waterfront gardens close to Marina Bay.

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Downley House by BPR Architects

Downley House by BPR Architects | Architecture | Scoop.it

Downley House is a large new country house built in the South Downs. The client called for a tranquil yet playful place, full of natural texture, contrasts, and indigenous materials. BPR created an entrance sequence which commences in a circular stone entrance court, extends along a pergola into an inner court bounded by a ruined wall and through the house to a roof terrace where a stair bridges into the landscape.

 

Downley House is constructed of timber elements prefabricated in Swizerland and erected over a two month period. The family and guest wings are constructed of cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels and the barrel vault is made of a CLT timber shell and glue lam ribs. The low-embodied energy of the construction, the efficient envelope, ground source heat pump and heat recovery system create a highly sustainable and energy efficient building.


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Green Lighthouse, Copenhagen: Denmark's First Public Carbon-Neutral Building

Green Lighthouse, Copenhagen: Denmark's First Public Carbon-Neutral Building | Architecture | Scoop.it

Located in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Green Lighthouse is the first CO2 neutral public building in the country.

Designed by Christensen & Co Architects, the project features a circular shape and adjustable louvers mirroring the course of the sun, which is the main source of energy.

The project is based on a new experiment with the energy which consists of a supply combination of district heating, photovoltaic solar heating and cooling and seasonal storage. The building’s design led to a 70% reduction of the energy consumption due to its round shape which features adjustable louvers that follow the sun’s course.


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Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:30 PM

Sustainable Architecture

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 5, 2013 12:59 AM

New Designs for building Eco-friendly structures.

Anake Goodall's curator insight, November 5, 2013 6:14 PM

yay Denmark!

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The Modern Seaweed House Brings Old and New Together

The Modern Seaweed House Brings Old and New Together | Architecture | Scoop.it

This beautiful house located on Danish island Læsø is 100 square meters and is suitable for two families. Architecture studio Vandkunsten decided to bring back to life old method of using seaweed in housing, characteristic for the local architecture of island. The effective insulation – seaweed! – makes it possible to live in the house year-round.

In contrast to the historic houses, the Modern Seaweed House is more contemporary in its expression. The visible seaweed has been stuffed into bolsters made of net knitted in strong wool. The bolsters are attached to the roof in overlapping runs and, in smaller scale, mounted on the façades using the same method.


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Trista Etherton's curator insight, August 17, 2013 4:30 PM

Truly amazing

Bernard Wlodarczyk's comment, August 19, 2013 1:09 PM
La maison caméleon qui se fond dans la nature?
George T. Sipos's comment, August 19, 2013 1:41 PM
Seaweed might turn out to be a true savior of our future. Why not houses made of it? @Bernard Se fonder dans la nature apres la revolution industrielle quand on a essaye de la dominer de subjuguer...C'est ca la vraie voie de l'avenir, n'est ce pas? :)
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Blackfriars station, the world's largest solar bridge

Blackfriars station, the world's largest solar bridge | Architecture | Scoop.it
The new Blackfriars station, which is being built on a bridge spanning the River Thames, is on its way to becoming the world's largest solar bridge after Solarcentury begun the installation of over 4,400 solar photovoltaic panels...

 

"The solar panels will generate an estimated 900,000kWh of electricity every year, providing 50% of the station’s energy and reducing CO2 emissions by an estimated 511 tonnes per year. In addition to solar panels, other energy saving measures at the new station will include rain harvesting systems and sun pipes for natural lighting."


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Roland Trudeau Jr.'s comment, July 6, 2012 8:21 PM
Its definitely a step in the right direction to conserve our natural resources. Our future won't be easy without renewable energy, and all of our natural resources expended.
Brandon Murphy's comment, July 9, 2012 6:43 PM
Finding new sources of renewable/sustainable energy would definitely be a lot easier if more countries were willing to work together.
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china completes the largest building in the world

china completes the largest building in the world | Architecture | Scoop.it

it's one of the superlatives destined for a record book: 'what is the world's largest building?' a year ago the answer would have been dubai's international airport terminal 3, but as of july 1st the new century global center in the fiercely-growing mega-city of chengdu undoubtedly takes the title.  with 1.2 million square feet spread out over 18 stories in a glass and steel structure, the program includes what one might expect for a building of this scale: a 14-screen imax theater, shops, restaurants, offices, hotels (yes, plural), the reconstruction of an entire mediterranean village, an artificial beach with realistic sunsets and sea breezes orchestrated by the help of an LED wall (in a contemporary 'truman show' fashion), and a 500,000 ft2 art center next door designed by none other than zaha hadid. to make some spatial comparisons, the building could comfortably house three pentagons or 20 sydney opera houses. it's important to add as well that the entire structure was constructed in just a year, and stands as a testament to the will and ability of the chinese


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Keven Holt's curator insight, July 15, 2013 11:15 AM

Is bigger always better? 

Rakhi Rajani's comment, July 15, 2013 6:05 PM
It mighty well end up like the other ghost cities. Can't rely on architecture to create a community on its own.
Jesús Hernández's comment, July 16, 2013 6:44 PM
Thanks for your great comments!!! :-)
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thomas heatherwick learning hub #design

thomas heatherwick learning hub #design | Architecture | Scoop.it
thomas heatherwick learning hub the design for nanyang technological university democratizes the learning experience with cylindrical towers.

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Heatherwick continues to fascinate me. I find his designs very appealing.

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