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Sustainability and protecting the natural environment have been a concern of architects across the globe for decades now. With a growing population, it stands to reason that more and more homes are being built to accommodate these new people. Unfortunately, many homes are far from environmentally friendly in their design since they are being constr...
Written by
Liliana Alvarez
Photography
Ron Lach
Green energy is becoming more and more popular each year, as people become more aware of the benefits it can offer. Not only does green energy help the environment, but it can also save homeowners money on their energy bills. This blog post will discuss how modern homes can benefit from renewable energy.
Written by
Allen Brown
Photography
Tesla
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.
Written by
Jennifer Seene
Photography
Gardens by the Bay, courtesy Grant Associates (cover image). Murray Fredericks
Valentino Gareri Atelier has designed for Ecuadorian chocolate manufacturer MUZE Cacao and nonprofit organization Avanti the first of a global network of sustainable and smart villages; a carbon-neutral destination and innovation center for circular economy in the cacao industry.
Project name
Cacao Eco Village
Architecture firm
Valentino Gareri Atelier
Location
Pedernales, Manabi, Ecuador
Tools used
Rhinoceros 3D, Autodesk 3ds Max, AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, Adobe Photoshop
If you ever wondered what a 100% eco-friendly school would look like, you have to see the Green School located in Bali. This school’s name speaks for itself. The entire construction of the campus is made of bamboo, which makes it exceptionally sustainable
Written by
David Moore
Photography
Luis Gordoa, The School of Visual Arts of Oaxaca (cover image)
This house was built as a secondary house combining earth, wood and stone structures with very traditional Moroccan finishings: Tadelakt in wall, earth tiles in the ground, sculptured cedar wood, Ourika Stones in the façade and roofs with eucalyptus and bamboo.
Project name
Bsabess Ecodome
Architecture firm
Ecodome Maroc
Location
Bsabess, Benslimane, Morocco
Photography
Ecodome Maroc
Situated within a 32-acre university campus, the main administration offices, along with an auditorium, seminar halls, library & cafeteria, form the functions of this building.
Project name
Prestige University
Architecture firm
Sanjay Puri Architects
Location
Indore, India
Photography
Sanjay Puri Architects
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.
Written by
Dorothy Starling
Photography
Gábor Molnár (cover image), Victor Garcia