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Architecture to the rescue: the world's greenest projects

Architecture to the rescue: the world's greenest projects | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

From the home for skateboarders in Afghanistan to houses made entirely of sandbags in South Africa, here's a selection of the most innovative sustainable architecture from around the world...


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Afgh Architects: A New Hillside Home

Afgh Architects: A New Hillside Home | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Sitting atop a former hillside vineyard in Oberland is a small, three-story family home recently built by Zurich based architecture firm AFGH . The team at AFGH designed the home fill a niche left by the natural topography of the undeveloped land and allow the hillside to organically form much of the design. Considering that the land formed the dwelling itself, the interaction within the activity areas of the home became very important in developing the layout.

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MOPTT Building in La Serena

MOPTT Building in La Serena | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

The new regional headquarters of the Ministry of Public Works in La Serena city arises as a proposal that places institutional architecture at the service of the city and the region, creating public spaces that help to give urban shape to one of the city edges, connecting it to its geographical environment.

The new MOP building shares the spirit of the “Plan Serena”, which gave form to a new city image constructing its specific urban design in relation to its geography of terraces through parks and significant buildings, both strategically located...

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Sustainable buildings created from bamboo

Sustainable buildings created from bamboo | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
What’s happening right now?Much of the urban world is looking for sustainable housing solutions for the ever congesting urban spaces.

The use of conventional concrete material has proved to be a burden on environment and a costly option for underdeveloped areas.

Interestingly, it has also been acknowledged that bamboo can be a solution to many of these urban woes. This material is cheap, long lasting, earthquake resistant, and easily available.

Bamboo houses provide a natural ambiance to the occupants and leads to less consumption of electricity. They also have a long life of about 30-years, if maintained regularly...

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Fabián Salazar Bazúa's curator insight, March 11, 2013 7:12 PM

Construcciones con Bambú. Sustentabilidad en todo su esplendor.

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Green Megastructures: Tower of Power by NL Architects

Green Megastructures: Tower of Power by NL Architects | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

The Dutch firms NL Architects have designed Tower of Power as one of their entries in the Taiwan Tower Competition, integrating sustainable technologies into the structure. The high-rise is a combination of a windmill and an observation tower, with a design that aims at altering future wind energy generator structures and changes the concept of tourist towers.

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Giant Campus Project | Morphosis Architects

Giant Campus Project | Morphosis Architects | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
Situated amid existing canals and a new man made lake, the undulating office building interacts with an augmented ground plane, joining architecture to landscape, and environment to site.

The Giant Campus project is a compact village that accommodates diverse functions in a flexible framework of forms that move in and out of a folded landscape plane.

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