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Celebrating Innovative Architectural Solutions with Global Impact: TAMassociati architects

Celebrating Innovative Architectural Solutions with Global Impact: TAMassociati architects | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

On November 7th the Venetian office TAMassociati was awarded the Curry Stone Design Prize, the international award that selects the architectural solutions which are the most innovative and have the biggest impact on improving the global quality of life. 

For the first time an Italian architecture office has been awarded one of the major international awards in this category. Tamassociati architects was chosen by an international jury for African projects commissioned by the NGO Emergency, known for its great attention to issues of sustainability and the universal right to healthcare- the Salam centre for cardiac surgery in Khartoum, which won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2013 and the Paediatric centre Port Sudan (Giancarlo Ius Gold Medal 2013).

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Project Frog’s Modular Buildings Get $22 Million Boost

Project Frog’s Modular Buildings Get $22 Million Boost | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

GE Energy Financial Services and several other funders have invested $22 million in Project Frog, a company that provides climate-sensitive design and fabrication of modular high-performance buildings. 

Project Frog began as a sustainable alternative to conventional classroom trailers and is now branching out into healthcare and other markets by usinng computer modeling to optimize buildings for their designated sites, emphasizing energy efficiency, natural ventilation, daylighting, and indoor air quality. According to Project Frog, the pre-engineered buildings can be constructed in 1 to 6 months and can readily be designed for net-zero energy or to achieve LEED certification.

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