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The Exbury Egg: Art, Architecture + Environmental Awareness

The Exbury Egg: Art, Architecture + Environmental Awareness | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Artist Stephen Turner has worked with PAD Studio to create the Exbury Egg, the first water-borne artist’s studio, designed to combine art, architecture and sustainability of a fragile marine environment.


Turner (who specialises in long term artistic explorations of environmental settings), will now use it as a “residency”, floating in the Beaulieu Estuary for a year, to examine the changing patterns of its marine ecology, while making artworks inspired by his surroundings. “This ambitious project tests the role of artists and architects in sensitive places and contributes to raising awareness of the importance of protecting places like the Estuary”, explains the artist.

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The Team @ E-Side's comment, June 27, 2013 5:53 AM
All the team at www.e-side.co.uk loves it! A great piece of ecodesign
Joram Walukamba's comment, July 3, 2013 8:38 AM
Its nice and still friendly with the eco-system
Hunter Rion's curator insight, May 24, 5:16 PM

Turner raises awareness of the importance of protecting places throughout he creation of his egg studio.

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Halle am Wasser Art Centre: a self-sufficient urban complex in Berlin

Halle am Wasser Art Centre: a self-sufficient urban complex in Berlin | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

The new Arts Centre "Halle am Wasser" by the Berlin and London based practice Pott Architects is part of a self-sufficient urban accommodation complex featuring an Arts Campus, Marina, flats, offices and restaurants.


A key element of the development of the whole area was the transformation of an old derelict warehouse into an extensive art gallery, a cultural hub for the whole district. The art forum takes the shape of a folded sculptural element, with a membrane streching across the outside of the existing building, transforming it into a home for all forms of art with 6 main galleries varying in size. The canopy covering allows natural light inside and significantly improves the appearance of the warehouse. The steel skeleton of the building is successfully adapted to accommodate the flexible open-plan gallery spaces that can be easily adjusted according to the requirements of the artists...

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Pedro Barbosa's curator insight, February 8, 2013 2:47 AM

Self Sufficient os a good approach, even if i think future buildings are not mandatory auto sufficient. But shall they have this approach with an index and ataxes compensation in large means, we will give a hugh step towards sustainability.

 

Pedro Barbosa | www.pbarbosa.com | www.harvardtrends.com

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Artisan Barn 
Addition | Hutchison & Maul Architecture

Artisan Barn 
Addition | Hutchison & Maul Architecture | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Seattle-based Hutchison & Maul Architecture has designed an addition, dubbed the Artisan Barn, to a historic barn in Uniontown, Washington. The existing space currently houses studio, performance and gallery areas for artists, along with a gift shop. Materials will be salvaged from an onsite Loading Shed to create a new classroom onto the existing barn structure. Additionally, Hutchison & Maul will assist in designing a master plan that will integrate landscape and outdoor performance spaces into the surrounding area...

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A Living Bridge by Rotterdam-based Creative Group, Observatorium

A Living Bridge by Rotterdam-based Creative Group, Observatorium | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Since 1997, the group Observatorium, based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, has been committed to creating relationships between art, landscape and society. Designed to be for the common good, their work aims to create a sense of place.


Waiting for the River is a living bridge, with benches, hostel-style rooms, and eco-bathroom  - entirely made of used planks. The 38-metre long zigzag bridge anticipates the new clean river valley Emscher, which is now still an open sewer. It sits over the waste land that will be the site of pastoral landscape in ten years time. It serves as an example for the future development of the Emscher Park in the Ruhr area for which the authorities have coined the description ‘productive park’.

Intended as a temporary structure the house will now be reconstructed and made permanent.
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Sustainable Technology at the National Museum of Art, Architecture & Design in Oslo, Norawy

Sustainable Technology at the National Museum of Art, Architecture & Design in Oslo, Norawy | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

The new Museum of Modern Art needed to address the role and function of art in Oslo's city center, as a place for the interpretation of both the historical and contemporary reality. The museum uses twisted geometry standing on a massive footing to introduce series of event spaces, from landscape to interior exhibition to roofscape.

Facing the water front the massing rises and pedestrians are invited into the area through multiple accesses on the landscape, leading to the radial center of the museum lobby. The volume creates a protected plaza, or canopy for temporary outside exhibitions.


Sustainability: The technology came in the form of self-compacting concrete in which chemical additives are introduced into the concrete mix, significantly increasing its workability without any resultant loss in strength. The project is conceived like a bridge. Sustainable design integrates environmental, economic, and social issues of sustainability together with users’ goals and needs. The NMAAD Museum employs sustainable design to reduce energy consumption, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, encourage water conservation, and provide high indoor environmental quality.

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