Posts Tagged as: Sustainability

Solid Waste Management

Solid Waste Management

Solid waste management workshop will explain effective methods & techniques that could be utilized to mitigate the amount of waste in the future, how to deal with the waste we are currently generating.

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Natural Building – Basics

Natural Building – Basics

“Natural Building – Basics” will guide learn how to identify different properties of earth, lime-how to procure it, prepare it and learn different ways of using it in your building.

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Sustainable Integrated Water Resource Management

Sustainable Integrated Water Resource Management

The webinar “Sustainable Integrated Water Resource Management” will focus on the reality of how to improve water scenarios in the near future.

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Shikor – A Country house | Spatial Architects

Shikor – A Country house | Spatial Architects

Shikor – A Country House intention was to create scope for children & grandchildren to visit the village and enjoy their own quality time during vacations as well as pass the baton of succession. Here the journey begins.

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L House | Alexander Symes Architect

L House | Alexander Symes Architect

The L-shaped house formed a new western entry to the property to curate the appreciation of the natural bushland setting as you enter the site. The low window-to-wall ratio on the west enabled a celebration of the sleek zincalume cladding.

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Sustainable Architecture – Architecture Writing Competition

Sustainable Architecture – Architecture Writing Competition

Environment that is built based on ecological principles and resource efficiency .The competition, Sustainable Architecture, is looking for essay submissions on the topic of sustainability in architecture.

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The Momentary | Wheeler Kearns Architects

The Momentary | Wheeler Kearns Architects

The Momentary is a new contemporary art space envisaged as a satellite to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Led by Chicago-based Wheeler Kearns A rchitects, the adaptive reuse project saw the 63,000-square-foot decommissioned cheese factory into a multidisciplinary space for visual, performing, and culinary artists.

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Upside Down Akubra House | Alexander Symes Architect

Upside Down Akubra House | Alexander Symes Architect

Located in the middle of a bull paddock sits an off-grid home inspired by the iconic Australian Akubra hat. This inspiration came about at the first meeting with the clients on their bull farm, around 50mins south east of Tamworth.

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Ostra Sala Backe | Scott Rasmusson Kallander

Ostra Sala Backe | Scott Rasmusson Kallander

The new neighborhood of Östra Sala Backe, Uppsala is being developed, with a focus on creating a distinct identity and social sustainability. Our contribution, in the new city block, is a 6,000m2 multi-functional building with a combination of elderly care, kindergarten, café and social housing completely constructed of prefabricated wooden modules.

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CLT Induction-In India

(Sponsored)

CLT Induction-In India

Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is a Mass Timber Construction technique that distinguishes itself from the present-day steel and concrete construction. It is a renewable resource and has a negligible carbon footprint compared to carbon or steel, since carbon is sequestered within the wood it is made from.

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Ronald Lu & Partners to Continue Sustainability Commitment to Raise Profile of Asian Design Capabilities in 2021

Ronald Lu & Partners to Continue Sustainability Commitment to Raise Profile of Asian Design Capabilities in 2021

By putting sustainability first, RLP helped lift Asian architects to the top of the world architectural scene; with the firm’s capabilities and forward-thinking strategies allowing it to capture several important awards and embark on successful collaborative partnerships throughout 2020.

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Waterless World

Waterless World

Our water resources are at risk due to a series of human-related issues: water pollution, intensive runoff in urbanized areas, climate change, saltwater intrusion, freshwater waste. Freshwater scarcity might soon be an outcome of all these processes. Participants are asked to propose conceptual ideas to mitigate and cope with the effects of a water crisis in our cities, landscapes, and rural areas.

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Taroudant University | Saad El Kabbaj + Driss Kettani + Mohamed Amine Siana Architects

Taroudant University | Saad El Kabbaj + Driss Kettani + Mohamed Amine Siana Architects

The design of Taroudant University relies on a set of architectural and urban principles brought to life through a conception where the inward and the outward interpenetrate, the scales vary and where the user is one with architecture.The scale of the riad is blurred and diluted by a set of plots of various sizes, and a series of gardens that define different buildings.

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Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship

Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship

The Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship supports a graduate student whose work demonstrates an exemplary focus at the design intersection of sustainability, resilience, wellness and beauty.

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The Energy Works, Parkwood |Daffonchio Architects

The Energy Works, Parkwood |Daffonchio Architects

The design concept for the The Energy Works, Parkwood was to design the work area in the upper floors as a very light, ethereal space floating on a solid stone base. The approach to the development of the design was to allow the functional ‘green’ elements of the building.

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EDRA52 Detroit: Just Environments: Trans-disciplinary Border Crossing

EDRA52 Detroit: Just Environments: Trans-disciplinary Border Crossing

The world is in the middle of several global crises at once—of pandemic, over-policing, racism, environmental degradation, economic and gender inequality—all of which together demand us to interrogate how we imagine just environments. EDRA52 invites proposals that both describe and speculate on trans-disciplinary modes of inquiry using novel approaches in research, teaching, practice, and co-production to create “just environments.”

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International Prize for sustainable Architecture

International Prize for sustainable Architecture

The main aim of the award is to promote architectures that are in greater harmony with the environment and designed for the needs of man, capable of satisfying the needs of our generations without limiting those futures, and to share with a large public the results of the research in the architecture field.

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Brown with blue is green

A talk with team biome on working across multiple disciplines and scales to achieve sustainability

Brown with blue is green

This is a talk with team biome on working across multiple disciplines and scales to achieve sustainability. The team also chats about how Biome engaged itself during the lean days of the pandemic with its book and archive project. They share with us their ideas on how the practice of architecture in the era of the Anthropocene should go beyond space making and encompass more of the issues concerning the environment by integrating multiple disciplines and interests.

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The Responsible Expression

Architect Snehal Shah from EssTeam talks about utilizing performance heavy techniques in green architecture.

The Responsible Expression

In this Talk, Architect Snehal Shah from EssTeam talks about utilizing performance heavy techniques in green architecture.

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Revitalization of a Derelict Landscape | IORA Studio

Revitalization of a Derelict Landscape | IORA Studio

A barren fly ash ridden land near a chemical industry takes a new shape with a slow and thoughtful intervention.

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Four female innovators announced as winners of C40 Women4Climate Tech Challenge 2020

Four female innovators announced as winners of C40 Women4Climate Tech Challenge 2020

The Challenge aims to support and promote diversity and inclusion in technology, innovation, and the built environment sectors. All the projects judged in the competition were led by women; address urban sustainability, mobility, food, waste, water, building, urban farming, air quality solutions; deliver measurable impacts; and have the potential to be scalable in other cities.

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Fired brick Conundrum

Architect Vinu Daniel talks about the depleting state of country fired brick and the necessity of sustainability.

Fired brick Conundrum

In the interview, Vinu talks about the depleting state of country fired brick, how the new high-quality fire brick has replaced it, and what is the environmental impact of such an event. He also introduces us to his beautiful projects and the way he runs his practice called Wallmakers.

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Pirouette House| Wallmakers

Pirouette House| Wallmakers

Located smack in the middle of an urban and crowded locale of Trivandrum, the site was a small plot that was being suffocated by other residential projects from all four sides. The idea of this residence was to have an inward facing house with all its spaces opening into a funneling central courtyard. The house is aligned in the East-West direction with openings facilitating for maximum cross-ventilation.

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Green Product Award 2021

Green Product Award 2021

The Green Product Award recognizes products and services that are already on the market. It is aimed at start-ups and companies. The Green Concept Award, which is awarded in cooperation with the IKEA Stiftung, is dedicated to the concepts of students, graduates, start-ups and companies.

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Vardo Restaurant | Nex Architecture

Vardo Restaurant | Nex Architecture

A new restaurant building and leisure destination has opened on Duke of York Square in the heart of Chelsea. Designed for Cadogan, the building forms the final element in the redevelopment of the square. Housed within the space is Vardo – an eclectic restaurant by the team behind Caravan Restaurants. Nex were commissioned by Cadogan following an international design competition that sought a distinctive building which could be a focal point for the square. Nex created further value by incorporating a new rooftop public space with extensive greenery, enhancing the square in the midst of the bustling King’s Road

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Untamed Pavillion | Daffonchio Architects

Untamed Pavillion | Daffonchio Architects

Untamed is the result of a collaborative process between a sculptor, writer and an architect. Dylan Lewis the sculptor, and originator of the project, had a strong intuitive idea about the subject Ian McCallum, the writer, discusses in his book, ‘Ecological Intelligence’. Dylan then researched architects who are environmentally conscious and who have collaborated with artists before and approached Enrico Daffonchio.

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Down to Earth: an insight into the work and philosophy of Equipo de Arquitectura, Paraguay

Down to Earth: an insight into the work and philosophy of Equipo de Arquitectura, Paraguay

Horacio starts the presentation by introducing us to Paraguay and its architectural history. Paraguay is a country located in the middle of the South American sub-continent. He talks about Paraguay’s nomadic ancestors and how the country never really had an architectural style of its own. He then takes us through the journey of establishing their practice and what it means to use traditional materials close to their culture and heritage.

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Maison Kochi | Meister Varma Architects

Maison Kochi | Meister Varma Architects

Built on a tight 170 sqm plot for a family of four Maison Kochi also functions as studio and office in the South Indian city of Kochi. The west facing building is delineated in 2 volumes, the taller south-west block shading the shorter north-east one throughout the day.

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House B, Westcliff Ridge | Daffonchio Architects

House B, Westcliff Ridge | Daffonchio Architects

The clients’ brief was to create a sustainable modern home that exploited views from the site, which is situated just off the Valley road on the Westcliff ridge and overlooks the jacaranda trees of the Northern suburbs parks and Johannesburg Zoo.

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Villa in the Palms | Abraham John Architects

Villa in the Palms | Abraham John Architects

Villa in the Palms is named after the 19 towering coconut palms that thrived for decades on the land, which dictated the villa’s concept and footprint. This four-bedroom house overlooks a field and a seasonal stream. Villa in the Palms is named after the 19 towering coconut palms that thrived for decades on the land, which dictated the villa’s concept and footprint. This four-bedroom house overlooks a field and a seasonal stream.

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DEM | NAPUR Architects Ltd.

DEM | NAPUR Architects Ltd.

The unique 300 m2 power engineering laboratory building realized in Hungary at the campus of the University of Debrecen explores and demonstrates the architectural and building power engineering connections of the climate change.

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Nurturing the knowledge in Indian rurality: a pursuit of understanding the lifestyle and practices of construction of rural communities.

By Prutha Barot

Nurturing the knowledge in Indian rurality: a pursuit of understanding the lifestyle and practices of construction of rural communities.

In the presentation, we see Sandeep Virmani’s building perspective parallel to the journey of his work. At the onset of the presentation, he talks about his influences, following them with his introduction to rurality by documenting it, and later his projects that have been and are in realization. The talk takes us through the various possibilities of work that were discovered and documented by his works and how his learnings came together in the form of the Hunnarshala Foundation and Sahjeevan.

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Tinker project

Tinker project

As the world urbanizes, the challenge to manage waste becomes more acute, as more people means more garbage. While large cities are struggling with their waste management strategies, people of Manshiyat Naser are mastering the ‘resist throwaway culture’.

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Tiny House 2020

Tiny House 2020

The Tiny House Movement, once again, celebrates the concept of simple, yet resourceful living. The homes can be designed to re-imagine sustainability through the innovation of maximum usable space in minimum footprint.

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A speck of green amidst the grey: a journey of building a team and practice sustainably

By Prutha Barot

A speck of green amidst the grey: a journey of building a team and practice sustainably

From practice, academics to organizing art festivals, Ar. Falguni Desai has been actively practicing, discussing and propagating sustainability in all streams of her work. In this talk she shares with us her projects, concerns and her journey. Starting from her projects to discussing the changing times and variety of materials, the talk gives us a glimpse of how her journey has been guided by her intuitive processes.

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Discovering meaning in Material Pragmatism

By Prutha Barot

Discovering meaning in Material Pragmatism

Prof. Kakani kickstarts his presentation by introducing us to his four key methods to look at material pragmatism: reusing a building, reducing carbon footprint, recycling materials, harnessing technologies of skill. Reusing the building: seeing the building itself as material, and finding ways to use it for another function. Reducing carbon footprint: materials that use lesser energy in its making. Recycling materials: ways where we think about methods to reuse the waste material from old buildings for new construction practices. Harnessing technologies of skill: In looking at social equity and construction methods that are used in our country, we can use it to relook at materials, thinking of ways to use skilled labour embedded in our culture at the urban scale.

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Benziger Hospice Home | Srijit Srinivas – Architects

Benziger Hospice Home | Srijit Srinivas – Architects

The design remit was to deliver a place of temporary stay for cancer patients who sensitively address their special needs and emotional vulnerabilities. The built form is contained within a simple platonic geometry–aiming to be classy without the distracting clutter of accoutrements. The external façade utilizes a double-slanted louvered brickwork feature wall covering the Recreation Rooms across two floors and cantilevering over the ground floor, whilst poignantly showcasing the architectural possibilities of the humble brick.

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Open International Competition on Climate Change

Open International Competition on Climate Change

Climate change is creating vulnerable situations globally, creating problems and risks from drought conditions to flooding. Its impact on the environment, people, economy, social structure and political scenario is unimaginative. Climate change is not going to happen in the coming ten years or in the next one year, it is happening now!!! It’s time to change and be the change.

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Negotiating for hope: Process, Contradiction, Challenges and Hope for a Better Environment

By Prutha Barot

Negotiating for hope: Process, Contradiction, Challenges and Hope for a Better Environment

Shades of Green: Sustainable Building Approaches
The presentation reflects on the practice of ‘thumbimpressions’ focused on various aspects of awareness of building activities and consequences on environment and construction workers. While engaging with questions around these issues, it intends to present its own design process, contradictions and challenges that informs the architectural outcome.

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The Brickhaus | Srijit Srinivas – Architects

The Brickhaus | Srijit Srinivas – Architects

The BRICKHAUS, Keralam has tastefully responded to the unstated potential of its site, and to the aspirational requirements of its clients to deliver a restrained architectural end product, which is both visually capturing as well as functionally efficient, and an organic addition to the local semi urban milieu.

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Solar Decathlon Design Challenge

Solar Decathlon Design Challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® is a collegiate competition, comprising 10 contests, that challenges student teams to design and build highly efficient and innovative buildings powered by renewable energy. The winners will be those teams that best blend architectural design and engineering excellence with innovation, market potential, building efficiency, and smart energy production.

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Shades of Green: Sustainable Building Approaches

Live Interview Series

Shades of Green: Sustainable Building Approaches

This Live Interview Series of Facebook bring about a conversation amongst the variety of approaches, to look at how they can feed into each other and enhance the idea of “sustainable design” even more.

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Results declared for the “Radical Design Project” on ArcDeck.net

Results declared for the “Radical Design Project” on ArcDeck.net

The competition received an overwhelming response with registrations from 60+ countries from around the world with a mix of architects, planners, urban designers, students and creative professionals related to the real estate / building industry. The submissions were judged on 5 criteria’s to create a shortlist of Top 3 which are featured on their website

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What is sustainable Architecture?

Essay Competition

What is sustainable Architecture?

Architects, startups, investors, entrepreneurs, tech companies, and designers are all pioneering holistic new approaches to sustainable architecture, in which new buildings are constructed and maintained throughout their life cycles with as little negative impact on the environment as possible.
Do you have something to say about sustainable architecture?
Bee Breeders, in partnership with ARCHHIVE BOOKS, is calling for essay submissions for their next print publication “What is Sustainable Architecture?”.

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Warming, Architecture for a changed world

Design your conceptual project to address your changing world.

Warming, Architecture for a changed world

In WARMING competition participants are asked to propose new or adapted architecture that addresses issues of global warming.

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International Architecture Competition 2020

International Architecture Competition 2020

Jacques Rougerie Foundation invites architects, engineers, designers to imagine bold, visionary architecture projects meeting the major challenges of humanity.

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Call For Submissions: Sustainable Revolution

Sustainable Architecture and Design

Call For Submissions: Sustainable Revolution

About the Competition As reaction to the unprecedented moment that we are all experiencing, Zuecca Projects has decided to launch its first ever Open Call, on the theme of Sustainable Architecture and Design. The International Call for Submission “Sustainable Revolution” is open to Architecture and Engineering Firms, Designers, Projects and Companies that are forward looking into the future and offering sustainable solutions and possibilities to the […]

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Shikhara | Wallmakers

Shikhara | Wallmakers

Being a west facing site one would have to hold up a hand to shield their eyes from the harsh west sun. That ‘hand’ is reimagined as a slanting wall along the site giving birth to the concept of conceiving the residence as – Shikhara ( Peak)

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14th Annual International Design Awards 2020

14th Annual International Design Awards 2020

The Award recognizes smart and sustainable multidisciplinary design in the fields of architecture, interior, graphics, products and fashion.

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Beat the heat with architecture

Beat the heat with architecture

AHMEDABAD: This year recorded the highest April temperatures in almost a decade, with mercury rising up to 43.7°C twice. Can citizens keep cool without air-conditioning? Architecture plays a major role in temperature reduction, as shown by two households — one in the western part of the city and one in a pol.

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Temporary Spaces during Festivities of India

Temporary Spaces during Festivities of India

India is a land of festivities. We are diverse in our culture, language, practices, beliefs and celebrations. There are festivals that are locally rooted to the context, community of people and geographical location and also there are festivals that are common across the country

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Revisiting The Role Of Architecture For ‘Surviving’ Development

Revisiting The Role Of Architecture For ‘Surviving’ Development

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”987″ alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] ANZScA The Architectural Science Association (ASA) is an international organization, the objective of which is to promote architectural science, theory and practice primarily in relation to teaching and research in institutions of higher education. It has a membership of several thousand professionals, academics and students from many countries. This Association was formerly […]

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Rural School in Haiti

Rural School in Haiti

ARCHsharing proposes, in partnership with the humanitarian association TECHO Haiti, the construction of a rural school for the TE NWA community, north of Port-au-Prince. The project will have to meet many social, constructive and economic challenges while proposing solutions that improve educational conditions.

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Earth & Bamboo

Earth & Bamboo

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”976″ alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Earth and bamboo are two materials which have been used together for a wide range of traditional construction techniques in Southeast Asia. Both materials are locally abundant and affordable materials with a very low carbon footprint. Both are known to be materials of the people. And both are materials which can be used […]

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