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Rotterdam’s Solar-Powered Floating Pavilion is an Experimental Climate-Proof Development

Rotterdam’s Solar-Powered Floating Pavilion is an Experimental Climate-Proof Development | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

Rotterdam’s Floating Pavilion by Deltasync and PublicDomain Architects is the first pilot project for a sustainable floating district.

 

In an effort to address the challenges of climate change and sea level rise, the City of Rotterdam has started to build some intriguing floating structures. The first pilot project is a catalyst for climate change-proof architecture called the Floating Pavilion that consists of three connected hemispheres that look like bubbles anchored within the Dutch city’s old harbor.

An initiative of Rotterdam Climate Proof (part of the Rotterdam Climate Initiative), the mixed-use pavilion was designed by Deltasync and Public Domain Architects, and it sets an unprecedented example for innovative, sustainable and climate-proof architecture.


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bancoideas's curator insight, January 3, 2013 1:34 PM

Que no se diga que no se puede

François Lanthier's curator insight, January 3, 2013 4:16 PM

Quel projet créatif!

ElenaArcausdeLabadie's comment, January 9, 2013 7:16 PM
Impresionante proyecto, qué tecnología constructiva!
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TBONE House by Coast Office Architecture

TBONE House by Coast Office Architecture | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

TBONE House built by Coast Office Architecture based in Stuttgart, Germany is a house that features Ecological Aspects such as Geothermal Heat Pump, Vertical Earth Connection Loop, Floor and Wall heating system, Cooling system through activation of thermal mass and the use of rainwater as valuable natural resource for water supply in the house and reduce water bills costs. The house has a very minimalist style thanks to large windows connecting the indoor and outdoor and a purity of lines.


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Sammamish Library by Perkins+Will

Sammamish Library by Perkins+Will | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

To accommodate the growing city of Sammamish, the Sammamish Library relocated to a larger site to build a new facility within the Sammamish Commons. The new building is sited immediately to the south of the Civic Plaza edge. Large expanses of glazing and programmatic elements such as the meeting room, cyber bar and teen area overlook the plaza. A plaza seat wall and landscaped zone greet visitors.


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LEED Gold: Facebook Prineville Data Center seeks to be the world's most energy efficient building of its type

LEED Gold: Facebook Prineville Data Center seeks to be the world's most energy efficient building of its type | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

When Facebook users post photos or status updates, data seemingly drifts into the “cloud,” which is actually a complex data center housing racks of servers using as much energy as a small town...

 

Defying this energy-draining typology, the Facebook Prineville Data Center in central Oregon has achieved LEED Gold status through advanced technologies, including an innovative mechanical equipment penthouse and evaporative cooling system, all while keeping data flowing and providing pleasant workspaces.

For Facebook, a company that prides itself on openness, the architects created a prominent building that harmonizes with its high desert landscape. The permeable yet secure perimeter is clad in warm-toned precast concrete panels, corrugated steel and layered glazing. “People spaces,” including conference rooms and workspaces, open onto an interior courtyard. In fact, every employee enjoys views and natural light from at least two directions.

 

To reach the status as one of the world’s most energy efficient data centers, not to mention rigorous LEED Gold requirements, the designers of the had to rethink every part of a data center’s building, mechanical, electrical, and computing systems and remove everything that didn’t directly benefit efficiency- learn more and view the complete gallery of images at ArchDaily...


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SF's Transamerica Pyramid Achieves Green Building Milestone

SF's Transamerica Pyramid Achieves Green Building Milestone | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it
San Francisco's iconic Transamerica Pyramid, a unique silhouette on the city skyline for almost 40 years, celebrates a green building milestone.

The 48-story building, already the possessor of a LEED-Gold green building rating, now is certified at the highest level possible by the U.S. Green Building Council -- LEED Platinum.


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