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Green architecture | Beachaus II, White Rock

Green architecture | Beachaus II, White Rock | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
Beachaus II is among the first independently certified sustainable homes built in the White Rock/South Surrey area which received LEED Platinum certificate from the Canadian Green Building Council (CAGBC) LEED program. The home has been carefully planned from the ground up, and it was inspected and verified through every stage of planning and construction to ensure that it meets the strict rules of the CAGBC program.

Designed by Pb Elemental architects, the 2-storey 188 square-meter (2,025 square-foot) home has 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and additional large office. Beachaus II offers stunning ocean views from throughout the home as well as from the private rooftop deck. It is designed to meet the needs for active “smart” living in vibrant White Rock East Beach community. An exterior stair accessed from the living room is positioned within the exterior shroud and leads to a roof deck with gorgeous views of Semiahmoo Bay.

Beachhaus II was planned by Inhaus Development, whose motto of “live smart, not large” was used throughout the project to make it the most efficient, livable and intelligent home around. They took a truly hybrid approach in the construction, and it was inspired by the modern beachfront homes that dot the California coastline...

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National Planning Policy Framework - Planning, building and the environment

National Planning Policy Framework - Planning, building and the environment | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

The National Planning Policy Framework was published on 27 March 2012. This is a key part of our reforms to make the planning system less complex and more accessible, to protect the environment and to promote sustainable growth.

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Lijbers Architects: Biodiversity in the Netherlands

Lijbers Architects: Biodiversity in the Netherlands | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Amsterdam-based studio Lijbers Architects have created 'Biodiversity', an urban planning proposal sited within the Netherlands, which addresses the overall decline of natural environments due to rapid development by humans. Biodiversity of plants and animals have reduced significantly as a direct result of the human need to consume space and raw materials, initiating this design to revert these trends and reclaim as much as possible before it is gone entirely. This initiative is to place frameworks upon existing structures, creating additional surface area to plant and grow flora & fauna.

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Jean Nouvel’s Shipping Container Restaurant Sprouts on Seguin Island in Paris

Jean Nouvel’s Shipping Container Restaurant Sprouts on Seguin Island in Paris | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
Jean Nouvel's giant greenhouse and restaurant called Les Grandes Tables, has been completed and looks like an amazing start to the chic and sustainable island.

The massive plan includes a mix of culture, commerce, and green spaces with music halls, artist studios, museums, and even hotels and cinemas. Phase one of this sensational overhaul was recently completed, and a giant greenhouse and restaurant called Les Grandes Tables has sprouted within a set of recycled shipping containers...

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