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Celebrating Innovative Architectural Solutions with Global Impact: TAMassociati architects

Celebrating Innovative Architectural Solutions with Global Impact: TAMassociati architects | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

On November 7th the Venetian office TAMassociati was awarded the Curry Stone Design Prize, the international award that selects the architectural solutions which are the most innovative and have the biggest impact on improving the global quality of life. 

For the first time an Italian architecture office has been awarded one of the major international awards in this category. Tamassociati architects was chosen by an international jury for African projects commissioned by the NGO Emergency, known for its great attention to issues of sustainability and the universal right to healthcare- the Salam centre for cardiac surgery in Khartoum, which won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2013 and the Paediatric centre Port Sudan (Giancarlo Ius Gold Medal 2013).

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Combining Nature With Comfort: Under Pohutukawa Residence

Combining Nature With Comfort: Under Pohutukawa Residence | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

The mesmerizing Under Pohutukawa Residence was designed by Auckland-based studio Herbst Architects and is a two story beach house located in northern New Zealand. Its design was built in strong connection to the local landscape, composed of impressive Pohutukawa trees, which occupy 90%of the site’s area.

Under Pohutukawa was distinguished with the NZIA Auckland architecture award 2011, with the following from the jury: “This bach is nestled exquisitely under and around a dense Pohutukawa grove near the beach. The architecture takes inspiration and form from the trees, yet is self assured and confident within such a rich environment. Beautifully detailed, using the finest materials, this is an open and relaxed pavilion that encourages its inhabitants to dwell luxuriously beneath the canopy.”

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Innovation + Sustainability at Marthashof Urban Village, Berlin

Innovation + Sustainability at Marthashof Urban Village, Berlin | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

In Marthashof ecological living is defined by geothermal energy, a wood-pellet heating system and rainwater recovery. Geothermal energy can be used to both heat and cool, and the heating systems in Marthashof’s residential and commercial units are also designed to create extra warmth during the colder months. Green spaces represent around 30 percent of the total surface area in Marthashof Urban Village and are maintained using rainwater that has been stored in underground cisterns.

The sustainability concept doesn’t end there: Highly efficient building insulation, integrated heat exchangers to control the ventilation of living spaces, minimized thermal bridges and a generous green roof terrace make the Marthashof Urban Village, built by Stofanel Investment AG, a trail-blazing project.

In December 2011, the Stofanel Project Marthashof Urban Village in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg won the eco-immobilienawardberlin 2011. This new immobilienawardberlin award is dedicated to sustainable building and was bestowed for the first time in 2011. Previously it had been awarded biannually in the areas of residential and office construction, retail and specialist real estate...

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The Municipal Art Society Honors Best New Architecture - 2011

The Municipal Art Society Honors Best New Architecture - 2011 | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Each year the Municipal Art Society votes on the most innovative architecture and urban design projects in the city.

Among the numerous nominees were many of New York’s most visionary architects, and while only five projects could win all contributed to the vibrancy of New York’s cityscape...

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