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A Northern California Vacation Cabin Looks After Itself

A Northern California Vacation Cabin Looks After Itself | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
An off-grid mountain cabin celebrates independence in style. (The harder we work, the more appealing an "escape" residence becomes.
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On a remote ridge stretching between the Hauraki Gulf in Northern New Zealand and the breathtaking landscape of Waiheke Island sits the Korora House, Daniel Marshall Architect’s latest project. The Auckland based firm’s approach to building the Korora House was to “work within the contour of the ridge, as an attempt to minimize the impact on the landscape.” The team was successful, as each element of the house fits snugly within the curves of the rolling hills.

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Up on the Roof | ArchitectureWeek

Up on the Roof | ArchitectureWeek | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
More than half of all the single-family homes in the United States were built in the last three decades of the 20th century, and it is estimated that half again of the current total number of dwellings — about 80 million — will need to be built in the next three decades of the 21st century...
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Emergency Pediatric Clinic, Darfur - Architecture - Domus

Emergency Pediatric Clinic, Darfur - Architecture - Domus | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
In Nyala, this NGO children's hospital functions as a large ''thermal machine'' designed to adapt to extreme environmental conditions...
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The World’s Greatest Bioclimatic Architecture | This Big City

The World’s Greatest Bioclimatic Architecture | This Big City | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
For a building to be called ‘worldclass’, sustainability must be integral to the design. These four buildings draw on the local climate to maximise natural shelter, warmth, light and ventilation, conserving water and energy in the process.
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Kindergarten Centered Around a Legendary Tree - My Modern Metropolis

Kindergarten Centered Around a Legendary Tree - My Modern Metropolis | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
At the Fuji Kindergarten in Japan, Tezuka Architects created a unique environment that, as a tool for learning, promotes freedom of movement.
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10 Nature Inspired Urban Renewal Designs

10 Nature Inspired Urban Renewal Designs | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Rising sustainability concerns over the last decade have brought about a fascinating new tendency in landscape concepts for development and renewal of urban and even industrial areas. Nature is coming back to cities and that’s a wonderful opportunity for us to get back to it too. Experience the mesmerizing beauty of these nature bites inserted into urban context and let’s hope this is the future of landscape architecture!

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