During the epidemic in Tehran, the need for a significant change in the design approach in residential complexes was felt. The architectural landscape in Tehran witnessed a significant transformation in response to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. With the restrictions that limit outdoor activities, the integration of biophilic principles...
Residential complexes of Tehran, biophilic architecture during the epidemic
Midjourney AI, Adobe Photoshop
Green architecture is a concept of designing and constructing buildings that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout their life cycle. It involves the use of renewable resources such as solar energy, water conservation and responsibly sourced materials to reduce the carbon footprint of a structure while creating eco-friend...
There are several components that contribute to green architecture. Architects, building contractors, interior designers, and other professionals should collaborate and embrace green practices in their respective lines of work.
There are endless innovative solutions to decrease a building’s carbon footprint in its architecture, installations, and layout. This section will cover the best ways to make commercial buildings greener in every step of the design process from access control to passive design.
Gardens by the Bay, courtesy Grant Associates (cover image). Murray Fredericks
According to the general definition, the term sustainable architecture refers to a high-tech, ecologically-oriented approach to architecture. To put it simply, its core goal is to design ecologically-conscious buildings that minimize humanity’s impact on the environment.
Gábor Molnár (cover image), Victor Garcia
Hugging House is based on a project that is mainly capable of fully respecting nature and establishing a connection with the building's environment (not to mention energy, sustainability, and ecology), and that through its impact and experience could generate in the visitor the same respect for the natural world.
SketchUp, Lumion, Adobe Photoshop
Sustainability is a commitment. Ingenhoven Architects celebrate important milestone in their Düsseldorf project.
Kö-Bogen II (KII)
Ingenhoven Architects / HGEsch
Habitat Horticulture proposes Confluence Rising, an iconic living tower that celebrates the confluence of nature, art and innovation. Visitors enjoy an entry plaza/café and experience panoramic views framed by lush plantings from balconies at every level culminating in a roof-top greenhouse and observation deck.
Guadalupe Park, San Jose, California