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Haus W in Germany by Kraus Schonberg Architects

Haus W in Germany by Kraus Schonberg Architects | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
A pre-fabricated, low energy house by Kraus Schonberg Architects. One big connected space, separated by an upper and a lower part.

 

The volume of the space is created by rooms of various heights, corresponding to their individual function. The lower part rest below ground level creating a direct view into the garden while standing up and a privacy feel while sitting down.

 

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Abandoned Warehouse in Chicago Undergoes Green Renovation To Become LEED Platinum Office

Abandoned Warehouse in Chicago Undergoes Green Renovation To Become LEED Platinum Office | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
The new headquarters of Walsh Construction is an abandoned warehouse in Chicago converted into an amazing LEED Platinum and Energy Star rated office space by SCB Architects.

This enormous abandoned warehouse in Chicago's West Loop has been converted into an amazing LEED Platinum and Energy Star-rated office space. The new headquarters of Walsh Construction -- one of Chicago's largest construction firms -- looks like it was a pretty challenging project to transform a three-story concrete frame into a four-story, energy-efficient green renovation. The wythe brick building has been fully redesigned by architecture firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz, becoming the city's first building to use SolarDuct solar thermal technology to preheat outdoor air, and it's also capped with a green roof...

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