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Round Tower in the Uk Converted Into Contemporary Family Home

Round Tower in the Uk Converted Into Contemporary Family Home | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

This tower in the UK was transformed by London-based studio De Matos Ryan into a modern family home. Located in Glouchestershire, a county in South West England, UK, The Round Tower is said to be a Grade II Listed folly, which had been neglected over the years and reduced to ruin. Here is more from the architects: “The design approach maintains the open relationship with the surrounding agricultural landscape by developing a discreet and substantial underground extension to the tower. This underground extension provides the main open plan living spaces and is lit by both a central open sunken courtyard and a lateral landscape scoop concealing the new swimming pool and associated sun terraces from public view. The tower remains clearly the dominant structure, providing the front door to the 4 bedroom family house and the means of vertical circulation.”

Located on the highest part of a hill, the tower also provides lovely panoramic views of the neighboring picturesque village.

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Stable Transformed Into Contemporary Home in Australia

Stable Transformed Into Contemporary Home in Australia | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
Cloud no 9 Residence was designed by Australia studio Andrew Simpson Architects and is located in Melbourne,Australia.
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Projects, Live-Work, Urban Design - residentialarchitect Magazine

Projects, Live-Work, Urban Design - residentialarchitect Magazine | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
The Urban Barn live/work project turned abandoned city lots into light-filled office space and sleek living quarters.
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Design Bureau » Urban Renewal

Design Bureau » Urban Renewal | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

When you first pass through the gates of the Philadelphia Navy Yard onto the campus headquarters of retail-clothing conglomerate Urban Outfitters, you know you’re on hallowed ground.

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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.

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Mason Lane Farm Operations Facility

Mason Lane Farm Operations Facility | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
A local firm reimagines the traditional barn aesthetic for a new farm facility in Kentucky. A local firm reimagines the traditional barn aesthetic for a new farm facility in Kentucky.
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The Green Building | form environment research (fer) studio | Archinect

The Green Building | form environment research (fer) studio | Archinect | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

The Green Building is the first LEED Platinum project in the city of Louisville and the first LEED certified adaptive re-use project in the state of Kentucky.

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