sustainable archi...
Follow
Find tag "renovation"
145.6K views | +3 today
sustainable architecture
design strategies + innovative technologies that promote a sustainable built environment
Curated by Lauren Moss
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Lauren Moss
Scoop.it!

Stunning Modern Building Breathes New Life Into Bergen's Historic Fish Market

Stunning Modern Building Breathes New Life Into Bergen's Historic Fish Market | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
A local fish market in Bergen has been transformed by Edel Biesel Arkitekter into a beautiful modern space that harks back to the city's heritage.

Completed in 2012, the renovation carefully balances the site's historic heritage with its contemporary use. The project is titled “History Continued," and it honors these principles by telling the story of the site while creating a symbol of modern architecture in the center of the city.

An angular, daylight-filled “floating” volume and glass wall on the ground floor provides a view out through the market hall. The building’s transparent facade provides shelter from wind and rain, but on beautiful sunny days the space can be opened up to connect market activities outside to those occurring inside.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lauren Moss
Scoop.it!

Brooks + Scarpa’s Contemporary Art Museum Canopy in Raleigh

Brooks + Scarpa’s Contemporary Art Museum Canopy in Raleigh | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum chose its new home in the city’s Depot District carefully. Located in a former produce warehouse, the project calls attention to the city’s history of railroad transportation and red brick architecture while emphasizing its commitment to sustainability and adaptive reuse. Led by Brooks + Scarpa Architects, the project included renovation of the existing 21,000-square-foot structure and the addition of a 900-square-foot entry pavilion. The glass-enclosed lobby reinterprets the location of the original building’s loading dock with an expanded and folded canopy that announces the building’s new purpose and balances the effect of daylight on its interiors.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lauren Moss
Scoop.it!

An Ivy League cafe earns LEED Gold

An Ivy League cafe earns LEED Gold | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

As they settle into their semester routines, University of Pennsylvania students may notice flora unexpectedly sprouting from the roof of longtime campus building Steinberg Hall–Dietrich Hall. This Wharton School of Business facility was the last commission of McKim, Mead & White, and the green roof belongs to a 1,300-square-foot rear entry pavilion just completed by Voith & Mactavish as part of a second major renovation. Although the Philadelphia-based architects’ limestone and mullion detailing caringly respects the original 1952 design, the green roof also represents a sustainable 21st-century perspective.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lauren Moss
Scoop.it!

Warehouse in San Francisco Converted into Contemporary Loft

Warehouse in San Francisco Converted into Contemporary Loft | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Oriental Warehouse Loft is a project implemented by studio Edmonds + Lee Architects, located in San Francisco’s South Beach neighborhood. A warehouse conversion, the modern duplex pays tribute to the notions of space and openness.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lauren Moss
Scoop.it!

House S by Christ Christ

House S by Christ Christ | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

German architects Christ Christ have added box-like rooms and an outdoor cinema to the roof of a house in Wiesbaden.

House S: extension + conversion

This construction assignment is a central topic of today’s urban development: the roof area as building site which can be covered with independent buildings– urban compression by utilization of roof areas as valuable building land.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lauren Moss
Scoop.it!

Hua-Hin Hut / Sea Monkey Coconut

Hua-Hin Hut / Sea Monkey Coconut | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Hua Hin Hut is a conversion of a small warehouse in Hua Hin, Thailand to be a house. The idea is to setting up the dwelling unit on the site where the dweller can live, work, growing food in order to reduce a traveling distance in everyday life...

more...
No comment yet.