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Biophilic Design at the High Line: 510 West 22nd Street by COOKFOX Architects

Biophilic Design at the High Line: 510 West 22nd Street by COOKFOX Architects | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

COOKFOX designs a biophilic office building along the High Line that looks to connect with nature and serve as the next version of the sustainable workplace...


While One Bryant Park—the firm’s groundbreaking Platinum LEED tower—distinguished itself on the city skyline with a glacial, shard-like glass profile- 510 West 22nd Street responds directly to the neighboring elevated-rail-turned-urban-park and seeks to connect tenants with the landscape.

The building’s glass curtain wall has dark metal mullions that reflect the High Line’s steel structure and brise-soleils that reduce glare and mitigate heat. The building also has a High Line of its own with a rooftop garden, complete with mobile planters on train tracks.

Inside, high ceilings, abundant daylight, and an under-floor ventilation system create a healthy environment. Views were optimized by cantilevering the floor slabs, making way for unbroken expanses of glass on the perimeter. Operable windows provide access to fresh air and let in the sounds of the birds who live in the High Line’s birch thicket just outside.

 

510 will seek a LEED Platinum rating, banking not just on the energy saving measures of its high-performance envelope and efficient mechanical systems, but on the strides it takes in establishing an environment conducive to the health and well-being of its human inhabitants...


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The High Line

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The official Web site of the High Line and Friends of the High Line...

 

What do you do with an outdated elevated train line running through a crowded neighborhood in New York City?  In the 1980s, residents called for the demolition of the line as the eyesore since it was blamed for economic struggles of the community and increased criminal activity.  Unfortunately demolition is extremely expensive.  However, this one particular abandoned line has recently been converted into an elevated green space that has economically revitalized the local real estate.  Find out more about this innovated park and project.


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Savvy Sisters - A Sustainable Convent in Harlem

Savvy Sisters - A Sustainable Convent in Harlem | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

Though a new convent built from the ground up, St. Hilda's House does not stick out from the predominantly brownstone residences of West Harlem. In fact both the project and the nuns who live there make a conscious effort to have a low impact on the neighborhood. The convent’s facade presents a quilt-like series of volumes, delineated by gray-red brick and metal panelling and oversized windows to lend the wall a monastic rhythm. Inside the mixed-use of residential units and religious spaces, light and energy efficiency are maximized while the eight to ten Sisters of the Community of The Holy Spirit who live there use organic produce, have signed up for Zipcar membership, and tend their rooftop gardens for herbs.


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Prague’s newest eco building and its impressive green roof

Prague’s newest eco building and its impressive green roof | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it
A team of architects have designed a series of townhomes which are (wait for it...) inserted into an artificial hillside. You'll see from the photos that this make-believe hillside is covered by a unique carpet of grass.

The complex is located near the historic Prague city centre and is called the “Central Park Praha (Prague)”. The concept was designed by A96 Architects and AED Project. According to the architects, the residence will have its own 1.5-hectare park. It also happens to be right next to one of the largest parks in Prague, Parukáøka.

The layout of the complex was inspired by the natural environment, transforming its sharp features into a park through an artificial green embankment.

“The embankment is actually a terraced building with a green roof and façade. The compact green façade is used as the roof of two-storey townhouses interrupted by balcony frames playfully distorting the layout by connecting several smaller units into one larger unit...


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Hampden Lane House by Robert Gurney

Hampden Lane House by Robert Gurney | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

The house occupies one third less area than the original structure and is sited to maximise green area on the property. Designed as a cube, the home is 2,200 sq ft with no unused or underutilised spaces. The flat roof provides an additional 1,100 sq ft of outdoor living space with views of treetops and the downtown Bethesda skyline.

Fenestration in the block walls optimizes views to the green spaces while minimising views of adjacent houses in close proximity. A series of landscape walls orchestrate the relationship between the street, required parking court and house. Interior spaces are open and light filled with crisp detailing. 

The house is intended to be more site sensitive, environmentally conscious, and to provide comfortable, efficient living spaces...


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