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Eco-Friendly Tips for Your Office - Leovan Design

Eco-Friendly Tips for Your Office - Leovan Design | Eco-Friendly Design | Scoop.it
Eco-friendly office energy saving tips for lower energy costs and reducing your environmental footprint. Here are some environmentally friendly tips to consider for your office:
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Eco-freindly tips and ideas for your office from www.;epvandesign.com 

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An Eco-Friendly Home in the Catskills

An Eco-Friendly Home in the Catskills | Eco-Friendly Design | Scoop.it

Lang Architecture designed this two-story, model residence in the Hudson Woods community where 26 architect-designed homes will be crafted from locally-sourced, sustainable materials. The 2,800 square foot house rests within 131 acres of forest in the Catskills/Hudson River Valley area and features a flipped floor plan.


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Environmentally Friendly Design Ideas - Leovan Design

Environmentally Friendly Design Ideas - Leovan Design | Eco-Friendly Design | Scoop.it
A green, Eco-friendly, and sustainable interior design will decrease your environmental footprint, and provide you and your family with a healthy and comfortable living space, while reducing your home’s monthly operating costs.
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LEED Platinum: Branson School Student Commons by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop

LEED Platinum: Branson School Student Commons by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop | Eco-Friendly Design | Scoop.it

The Branson School is an independent high school occupying seventeen acres of hilly terrain in the residential community of Ross, California, just north of San Francisco.

The new 7,550 s.f. Student Commons building is located in a narrow glen in the center of the campus, along the pedestrian path between the upper and lower campuses. The central gable and large window wall front onto an inviting terrace and lawn while the flanking support wings, sheltered under green roofs, connect to the adjacent hillsides with board-form concrete walls.

Sited to take advantage of the sunny southern exposure, the new building features large overhead doors that open onto a generous plaza for dining, meeting and outdoor learning. By providing spaces for gathering and socializing throughout the day, the Student Commons serves as the heart of campus activity.

The building is LEED Platinum certified and features many sustainable strategies, including a living roof, radiant heating, natural ventilation, photovoltaic panels, and pervious paving.


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A Transit Plaza for Seattle's Light Rail Extension by Brooks + Scarpa

A Transit Plaza for Seattle's Light Rail Extension by Brooks + Scarpa | Eco-Friendly Design | Scoop.it

Brooks + Scarpa design for a transit plaza for Seattle's light rail extension.

The station—an elevated central platform at South 200th Street—will serve as a transit hub, supporting park and ride, 1,050 parking spots, passenger drop-off areas, and connections between the light rail and bus services. Also planned is public art, landscaping, improved traffic circulation, a rainwater harvesting system, and rooftop solar panels.


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Glass Office Makes Employees Feel Like They‘re In The Middle Of The Woods

Glass Office Makes Employees Feel Like They‘re In The Middle Of The Woods | Eco-Friendly Design | Scoop.it
This glass office situated in a forest oasis near Madrid is an excellent example of sustainable architecture.

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marie wallace's curator insight, February 6, 2014 4:24 AM

What about this for open plan office space!!  Could you use this in your graded unit as extended development if the question asks about redesigning office space?

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, February 6, 2014 5:09 PM

Although in Brisbane this would just fill up with water once or twice a year, and be hot as hell for 4 months without massive air-conditioning (so not green then), it is definitely cool. Would make a great post-grad learning space.

Corinne Durpoix's curator insight, February 21, 2014 2:39 PM

Eh bien oui, c'est un, bureau !

Un très bel exemple d'"architecture durable", autant soucieuse de l'humain que de la planète. Dans ce lieu étonnant, hors normes et innovant, situé près de Madrid, une partie du plafond et des murs est vitrée en continu, donnant ainsi l'impression d'être situé en pleine nature.

Ca donne envie d'y poser son ordi, non ?

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Villa 4.0: a sustainable home in the Netherlands

Villa 4.0: a sustainable home in the Netherlands | Eco-Friendly Design | Scoop.it
Villa 4.0 is a minimalist house located in Het Gooi, The Netherlands, designed by Dick van Gameren Architects. The prime purpose of the project was to create a home that was much more sustainable than its previous institution.

The existing structure was extended & modernized with insulated walls and windows- walls at the center of the home were removed to create a new living room looking out into the surroundings. The renovation creates a bond between the home and the landscape with a glass pavilion at the living hall...


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Opslagruimte Huren in Netherlands-Salland Storage's comment, February 2, 1:13 AM
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WELCOME TO SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE + GREEN BUILDING

WELCOME TO SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE + GREEN BUILDING | Eco-Friendly Design | Scoop.it

A daily update of current technologies, case studies, events, projects and fascinating sustainable design strategies being implemented across the globe...

 

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jean's curator insight, January 12, 2014 6:15 PM

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Entreprise Peinture Deco's curator insight, January 20, 2014 10:51 AM

Bienvenue chez Entreprise Peinture Déco, Plus de 20 ans d'expérience
Devis Travaux-Peintures-Peinture Renovation,Habitat 91,77,75,78 ...
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Devis Travaux peinture renovation- Epinay-sous-Sénart 91860- Epinay-sur-Orge 91360-Etiolles 91450-Etréchy 91580-Fleury-Mérogis 91700.

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, June 10, 2015 2:18 PM

green clean

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Maximizing Views with Minimal Environmental Impact: House Ufogel in Austria

Maximizing Views with Minimal Environmental Impact: House Ufogel in Austria | Eco-Friendly Design | Scoop.it

This Austrian house Ufogel is a functional home set on a hillside overlooking some of the best mountain views in the area, blending the comforts of a traditional house with the futurism of contemporary design. It is set on stilts to maximize spectacular views while minimizing the environmental impact of its construction. Windows, both small and large, provide light to every part of the building without sacrificing personal privacy, a consideration that’s often missed in the design of compact houses. The interior of the house is fairly minimal in style, dominated by a single wood finish and accented by clever little details in each room.


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I.B.G.-'s curator insight, January 7, 2014 2:42 AM

 ejemplo de eficiencia, funcionalidad y diseño ...

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Futuristic Taiwan Tower Draws Inspiration from Banyan Tree

Futuristic Taiwan Tower Draws Inspiration from Banyan Tree | Eco-Friendly Design | Scoop.it

Tokyo-based Sou Fujimoto Architects drew inspiration from the banyan tree (known for having a lattice of roots that give it a sturdy base) to create "21st Century Oasis" — a concept that was recently pronounced winner of the Taiwan Tower International Competition. It may not be a candidate to become the world's tallest, thinnest, or wackiest building, but once it's built in the city of Taichung, its one-of-a-kind design and eco-friendly features will surely propel it to global popularity.


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MARS Architects Cleverly Fold Climbing Walls into Bulgaria's First Sustainable Activity Center

MARS Architects Cleverly Fold Climbing Walls into Bulgaria's First Sustainable Activity Center | Eco-Friendly Design | Scoop.it
MARS Architects snagged first place in an international competition for the design Walltopia's Collider Activity Center, Sofia's first sustainable mixed use center.

Located in Sofia, the Collider Activity Center will mark the city's first green mixed use center to combine both leisure and exercise space. To tie together the site’s diverse programs, the architects inserted a series of dramatic climbing atriums into the folds of the building, creating a continuous climbing experience.


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Jon Carter's curator insight, January 4, 2014 4:22 PM

Super cool, gotta go to Sofia for this one. Deep Water solo outdoor pool, with boulder's galore in the park outside, not too mention a few K square ft of climbing inside. Outside walls are transparent showing climbers moves.. So nice.

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Green Your Kitchen Space - Whole Living Live-green

Green Your Kitchen Space - Whole Living Live-green | Eco-Friendly Design | Scoop.it
Browse Whole Living's Green Your Kitchen Space collection.

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Blending With The Landscape: The Waiatarua House in New Zealand

Blending With The Landscape: The Waiatarua House in New Zealand | Eco-Friendly Design | Scoop.it

Waiatarua House, a residential project in Auckland, New Zealand, designed by Hamish Monk Architecture, interacts with the outdoors, while providing a comfortable, beautiful sanctuary for its inhabitants.

 

“One of the design challenges was to insert a bold (in size and placement) intervention into a sensitive bush reserve whilst still maintaining a sense of modesty and poetic. The desire was to seek out a quiet architectural expression, one that is devoid of excessive articulation and noise; a silent witness to its surroundings.”

 

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The Mont-Laurier Theatre by FABG Combines Local Forestry and New Technologies

The Mont-Laurier Theatre by FABG Combines Local Forestry and New Technologies | Eco-Friendly Design | Scoop.it

Located in the Laurentian Mountains on the southern embankment of the Lievre River in Canada,  the Mont-Laurier Theatre is a multi-purpose venue – theatre, convention centre and concert hall that emphasizes the importance of timber in the region. FABG based the design on an architectural proposition of a structural grid of cross-laminated wood beams that support the roof and create a canopy over the main entrance.


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Elegant Eco-friendly Ranch in California Reshaping Rural Family Life

Elegant Eco-friendly Ranch in California Reshaping Rural Family Life | Eco-Friendly Design | Scoop.it

Updated to become an eco-friendly ranch, this original 160-acre homestead in California’s Chileno Valley was designed by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects for a young family with three children who love nature, tranquility and dreamy panoramic landscapes. Just three miles west of downtown Petaluma, California, this new barn house spreading over 2.498 square feet – the Hupomone Ranch – compliments the rural landscape and extends views towards the coastal range in the distance. Focusing on sustainable farming, the family needed a home that would not only mirror their choice, but also help maintain and improve the surroundings.


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Offset timber volumes create courtyards at House in Komae by Architect Cafe

Offset timber volumes create courtyards at House in Komae by Architect Cafe | Eco-Friendly Design | Scoop.it

Four red cedar-clad boxes are positioned to form courtyards and gardens in-between the living spaces at this house in a Tokyo suburb by Japanese studio Architect Cafe 


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The Floating House by MOS Architects

The Floating House by MOS Architects | Eco-Friendly Design | Scoop.it

The Floating House is the intersection of a vernacular house typology with the shifting site-specific conditions of this unique place: an island on Lake Huron. The location on the Great Lakes imposed complexities to the house’s fabrication and construction, as well as its relationship to site.

Annual cyclical change related to the change of seasons, compounded with escalating global environmental trends , cause Lake Huron’s water levels to vary drastically from month-to-month, year-to-year. To adapt to this constant, dynamic change, the house floats atop a structure of steel pontoons, allowing it to fluctuate along with the lake.


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scarlettarch's curator insight, July 13, 2014 8:23 AM

simple elegant functional

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Rotterdam Centraal Station

Rotterdam Centraal Station | Eco-Friendly Design | Scoop.it

Team CS designed Rotterdam Centraal Station, one of the most important transport hubs in The Netherlands, as a building that tries to create a dialogue between the different urban characters of the north and south side.

 

Natural light and warmth and modern aesthetics are important elements in the design. The platform roof is transparent, and upon entering the bright high hall, the traveler gets an overview of the entire complex and a view to the trains that are waiting at the platforms.

The esplanade in front of the station is a continuous public space, with parking for 750 cars and 5,200 bicycles located underground. The tram station is moved to the east side of the station, so the platforms broaden the square. Bus, tram, taxi and the area for short-term parking are integrated into the existing urban fabric and do not constitute barriers. The red stone of the station floor continues into the forecourt, merging the station with the city. Pedestrian and cycling routes are pleasant and safe and arriving travelers now have dignified entrance to the city, free from traffic.

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Self-Sufficient Sub-Biosphere Designed to House 100 People Under the Sea

Self-Sufficient Sub-Biosphere Designed to House 100 People Under the Sea | Eco-Friendly Design | Scoop.it
Phil Pauley's Sub-Biosphere 2 is a self sustaining underwater city for 100 inhabitants.

London designer Phil Pauley is a modern day Jules Verne who has spent the past 20 years designing an underwater city . For Pauley, Sub-Biosphere 2 is a viable structure he hopes to see built in his lifetime. The self-sustaining, futuristic biosphere is designed to house 100 inhabitants underwater, and it’s the latest in a slew of projects that aim to ease housing shortages for a growing global population...


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Catherine Devin's curator insight, February 6, 2014 7:11 AM

Une utopie ?

Un lieu de curiosité et de villégiature temporaire ?

A quel prix environnemental ?

Il nous reste aussi des réserves de créativité pour construire des logements pour tous à terre.

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Apelle: A Contemporary family home in Karjaa, Finland

Apelle: A Contemporary family home in Karjaa, Finland | Eco-Friendly Design | Scoop.it

Karjaa-based architectural practice, Casagrande Laboratory, has recently completed the Apelle project, a contemporary family home is located in Karjaa, Finland.

This wooden structure rests in a natural harbour- a sheltering pocket surrounded by bed rocks and trees. 

From the architects:

“House Apelle is part of nature. The surrounding forest has been architecturally articulated into a shelter for a family of contemporary natives. The house is in the forest as much as the forest is in the house – the architecture is a mediator between  man and nature."


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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, January 29, 2014 4:20 AM

Con un cierto saborcito a Alvar Aalto...esta casa me ha parecido una joyita.

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Leovan Design: Environmentally Friendly Design Ideas

Leovan Design: Environmentally Friendly Design Ideas | Eco-Friendly Design | Scoop.it
Environmentally friendly design ideas: A green, eco-friendly, and sustainable interior design will decrease your environmental footprint, and provide you and your family a healthy and comfortable living space, while reducing your home’s monthly...
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Eco-Friendly Architecture: 13 Buildings Made From Recycled Shipping Containers

Eco-Friendly Architecture: 13 Buildings Made From Recycled Shipping Containers | Eco-Friendly Design | Scoop.it

All over the world, architects are repurposing old shipping containers and turning them into innovative, beautiful houses, hotels, libraries, workspaces, and even seaside observation decks. Shipping container buildings are designed to have a minimal impact on the environment, are cost-effective, and modular designs can easily be moved from place to place.

We hope you'll be as inspired as we are by these 13 buildings made out of shipping containers.


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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, January 8, 2014 2:00 PM

Shipping containers aren't just rectangular boxes - at least not in creative hands.

Lola Ripollés's curator insight, January 8, 2014 5:39 PM

One of the architectural trends we hope to see more of in 2014 is eco-friendly architecture, and these buildings are excellent examples of that. All over the world, architects are repurposing old shipping containers and turning them into innovative, beautiful houses, hotels, libraries, workspaces, and even seaside observation decks. Shipping container buildings are designed to have a minimal impact on the environment, are cost-effective, and modular designs can easily be moved from place to place. We hope you'll be as inspired as we are by these 13 buildings made out of shipping containers.

Betty Fitzgerald's curator insight, January 9, 2014 6:01 PM

It's nice to see shipping containers beautified. Not just an ugly extra garage for the old buick.:D

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The Kimbell’s Stylish, Sustainable New Addition

The Kimbell’s Stylish, Sustainable New Addition | Eco-Friendly Design | Scoop.it
The Kimbell Art Museum’s new addition, the Renzo Piano Pavilion, bears the name of its architect and demonstrates the happy coexistence of sustainability and physical beauty.

The $135 million Piano Pavilion was commissioned to serve one of the most revered museum buildings in the country, designed by architect Louis Kahn, and Mr. Piano’s pavilion design aims to complement Kahn’s monumental modernist aesthetic, his fondness for concrete and emphasis on light. What Mr. Piano’s pavilion adds to the conversation is a stress on contemporary sustainability practices.

“The Kahn building is famous for its natural light,” Mr. Piano said. “But that was a natural lighting system designed in the late ’60s and ’70s. Technologies have advanced considerably since then. We needed to capitalize on the new technologies and make a design that is more flexible and responsive to the issues of today, like sustainability.”

 

“Designing for energy savings is not an ‘add on,’ ” Mr. Piano said in an October Kimbell Art Museum publicity release, “but, rather, the proper way to build.”

 
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An Energy-Saving, Ecological Glass Box Above the Landscape

An Energy-Saving, Ecological Glass Box Above the Landscape | Eco-Friendly Design | Scoop.it

Amsterdam firm Paul de Ruiter Architects designed a home to provide a comfortable environment all year round while minimising its energy use and impact on a site in a protected ecological area.

In order to build on the site, which is a habitat for many plants and animals, the owners were required to return what had previously been farmland to its original pre-agricultural state. They planted 71,000 young trees that will eventually obscure the house from view and added a rectangular pond above the underground storey.

Energy-saving techniques employed in the building include a fabric screen built into the insulated glazed facade that can be rolled down to reflect the sun, and create a void between the glass and the screen through which ventilation flows. Wood from the private forest will be burned to heat water for the house once the trees have matured, while photovoltaic cells on the roof and a planned windmill will generate electricity.


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A Geometric Desert Home in Phoenix

A Geometric Desert Home in Phoenix | Eco-Friendly Design | Scoop.it

At the base of Echo Mountain in Phoenix, a geometric home by Wendell Burnette opens up to the surrounding desert landscape, while maintaining the property’s natural vegetation and rocky ground surface. 

A lone saguaro marks the southwest corner of Thomas and Laura Hyland’s property, which is situated adjacent to the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. The structure’s main living volume is elevated and faced in glass, overlooking a descending pathway that leads to a pool tucked into the site...


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