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Brick Factory Transformed Into the Sustainable Evergreen Headquarters in Toronto

Brick Factory Transformed Into the Sustainable Evergreen Headquarters in Toronto | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

What was once a brick factory in Toronto is now the headquarters for the Evergreen Foundation and a thriving hub for nature, education, and culture. The green renovation project called Evergreen Brick Works was led by Diamond Schmitt Architects and resulted in new facilities for the organization and a rehabilitated brownfield in Toronto's Don Valley. They also constructed a new LEED Platinum-designed building called the Centre For Green Cities to house the admin, education and welcome center for the non-profit organization...


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+HOUSE by Superkül: good design + sustainability

+HOUSE by Superkül: good design + sustainability | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

+HOUSE exemplifies a sustainable and healthy approach to building without sacrificingdesign.

Sited facing the bank of a stream-fed pond, this four-season house is nestled into a natural slope. Extensive 14-ft high glazing offers expansive views of the landscape and access to a full-length deck. Bedrooms are located on opposite ends of the rectangular plan, book-ending the open living spaces.

+ HOUSE is embedded with a wealth of health sensitive materials and methods. Built of inert cementitious blocks that inhibit the growth of fungi and molds, the walls are finished with a natural clay plaster that requires no paint finish. A soy-based sealer was used for the concrete floors and counters, and untreated silk and hemp fabric was used for the curtains.

Achieving a healthy house for both client and environment meant extensive research into a wide range of products and locally produced materials suited to the climate. A green roof, heat-mirror triple glazing, solar shading, passive ventilation and daylighting, and a geothermal system are just some of the features of this LEED Gold-targeted project...


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