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A striking new gateway to Copenhagen celebrates green transit and Danish design

Earlier this summer, Copenhagen officially opened Køge Nord Station, a stunning new transportation landmark that raises the bar for beautiful urban infrastructure. Designed by COBE and DISSING+WEITLING architecture, the transit hub features a futuristic 225-meter-long covered footbridge that connects the new double-track high-speed rail line between Copenhagen and the city of Ringsted with the existing commuter urban-suburban S-train line. The 9-meter-wide footbridge spans the width of the Køge ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Train, Gallery, Denmark, Bridge, Copenhagen, Carousel Showcase, Green Transportation, Timber, High Speed Rail, Henriksen, COBE, Anodized Aluminum, Footbridge, Rasmus Hjortshøj


Rammed-earth walls make up a beautiful retreat hidden in the Zhejiang mountains

Hidden in the misty mountains of Zhejiang, a new eco-sensitive resort made from local materials entices visitors with spectacular views and laid-back charms. International architecture firm kooo architects designed the Retreat Village, which comprises a cluster of luxury suites, for their client Hangzhou Origin Villa Hotel & Resort in the Dashan Village in Zhejiang, China. Taking inspiration from the local vernacular, the architects used local materials and techniques, such as rammed-earth const...
Tags: Design, China, Architecture, Gallery, Resort, Hangzhou, Bamboo, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Rammed Earth, Zhejiang, Locally Sourced Materials, Zhejiang China, Natural Materials, Indoor Outdoor Living, Rammed Earth Architecture


Ski atop the worlds cleanest waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen

Six years after breaking ground, CopenHill — a waste-to-energy plant topped with a year-round ski slope — is officially open, marking a major milestone in Copenhagen’s journey to becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral city by 2025. Bjarke Ingels Group, SLA, AKT, Lüchinger+Meyer, MOE and Rambøll designed the new architectural landmark that they describe as the cleanest waste-to-energy plant in the world. The building includes an environmental education hub as well as a landscaped roof for urba...
Tags: Design, Hiking, Environment, Environmental Education, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Bjarke Ingels, Biodiversity, Copenhagen, Big, Sla, Carousel Showcase, Waste Disposal, Carbon-neutral, Green Roof


Nearly 300 trees transform a football stadium into Austrias largest public art installation

An extraordinary forest has taken root in an unexpected place—the Wörthersee football Stadium in Klagenfurt, Austria. Designed by Swiss artist Klaus Littmann in collaboration by Enea Landscape Architecture, the temporary art intervention — titled FOR FOREST — The Unending Attraction of Nature — consists of nearly 300 native Central European trees, with some weighing up to six tons each. Free to visit, the monumental art installation is Austria’s largest public art installation to date and was cr...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Austria, Gallery, Carousel Showcase, Klagenfurt Austria, Worthersee Stadium, Wörthersee football Stadium, Klaus Littmann, Max Peintner, Gerhard Maurer


Travertine and teak sustainably ground a modern home into a harsh coastal climate

Built to look like an extension of the landscape, the Point Nepean Residence in the town of Portsea, Australia is a sustainably crafted home designed to withstand extreme coastal weather. Melbourne-based design practice B.E Architecture created the home for a retired couple who wanted a beachside abode that would highlight the site’s natural beauty. In addition to a natural material palette that complements the coastal aesthetic, the home also uses site-specific, passive solar design principles ...
Tags: Design, Australia, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Melbourne, Passive Solar, Teak, Carousel Showcase, Natural Light, Natural Ventilation, Modern Architecture, Courtyard, Portsea, Port Phillip Bay, Travertine


Kengo Kuma weaves bamboo and carbon fiber into a nest-like structure at the V&A Museum

At the 2019 London Design Festival, Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has crafted a new eye-catching outdoor installation in the John Madejski Garden at the V&A Museum — just one year after his completion of the V&A Dundee museum in Scotland. Dubbed Bamboo (竹) Ring, or ‘Take-wa 竹わ’, the temporary doughnut-shaped structure is woven from rings of bamboo and carbon fiber. The sculpture was developed in partnership with Chinese consumer electronics brand OPPO. Best known for his design of the New Natio...
Tags: Design, London, Scotland, Turkey, Architecture, Gallery, Urban Design, Dundee, Tokyo, Art Installation, Carousel Showcase, Kengo Kuma, University Of Tokyo, Kuma, Baker Street, London Design Week


Taiga launches Orca, a 100% electric jet ski with a two-hour battery

Canadian company Taiga Motors, the creators of the world’s first electric snowmobiles, makes yet another splash in the luxury electric vehicle world with Orca, their first electric personal watercraft. Featuring full carbon fiber hull construction, the luxury jet ski forgoes gasoline in favor of a 23kWh battery that provides energy for up to two hours and can be charged by a regular outlet, standard automotive chargers and DC fast charging. The high-performance electric jet ski will also be fitt...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Design, Toronto, Marine, Canada, Gallery, Electric Boat, Innovation, Orcas, Recreation, Product Design, Carousel Showcase, Lithium Ion Battery, Waterfront, Orca, Jet Ski


Sustainable tech powers the Corten steel-clad Cube in Denmark

When Danish architectural firm Christensen & Co. Architects was asked to design the new headquarters for the Helsingør Power Plant, they felt it would be fitting if the project serve as an extension of the client’s commitment to sustainable supply technologies. Clad in Corten steel as a nod to the surrounding industrial architecture, the sustainably powered Forsyning Helsingør Operations Center has been dubbed The Cube after its geometric shape. For a reduced energy footprint, the office complex...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Denmark, Carousel Showcase, Corten, Christensen Co Architects, Helsingør Power Plant, Forsyning Helsingør Operations Center, Operating Facilities, Christensen Co Architects Via


Snhetta completes worlds northernmost energy-positive building

Snøhetta has once again raised the bar for sustainable architecture with its completion of Powerhouse Brattørkaia, the world’s northernmost energy-positive building located in the Norwegian city of Trondheim. Designed with a sloped roof topped with photovoltaic panels, the eight-story, 18,000-square-meter office building produces, on average, more than twice as much electricity as it consumes daily. It feeds surplus renewable energy to neighboring buildings and the city transit system through a ...
Tags: Design, Harvard, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Norway, Solar Panels, Carousel Showcase, Snohetta, Trondheim, Snøhetta, Skanska, Ivar Kvaal, Sustainable Architecture, Energy Positive Architecture, Powerhouse


A Melbourne workers cottage gets revamped into a solar-powered family home

When a young family with two children approached Melbourne-based practice Gardiner Architects for a renovation and extension of their existing worker’s cottage, sustainable design was at the forefront of their minds. Not only would a small footprint ease the building’s environmental impact, but it would also help the family stick to their modest budget. Consequently, the architects combined passive solar principles with energy-efficient technologies to create the Allan Street House, a solar-pow...
Tags: Extension, Design, Australia, Architecture, Gallery, Solar, Melbourne, Solar Power, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Thermal Efficiency, Exposed Concrete, Passive Solar Principles, Thermal Mass, Rooftop Solar, Cross-ventilation


Sculptural Slab House creates ecological corridors in the Brazilian mountains

Belo Horizonte-based Tetro Arquitetura e Engenharia has completed the Inclined Slab House, a contemporary residence on a steep slope with full-height windows that blur the boundary between indoors and out. Set parallel to the terrain’s natural topography, the glass-walled home is defined by an angled concrete roofline that gives the abode its sculptural appeal. The home also forgoes the enclosure of walls and fencing typical to the area to allow for free movement of wildlife around the house, c...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Brazil, Carousel Showcase, Natural Light, Contemporary Architecture, Retaining Wall, Belo Horizonte, Open-plan, Panoramic Views, Floor To Ceiling Windows, Concrete Slab, L-shaped Plan, Inclined Slab House, Tetro Arquitetura e Engenharia


A modern reusable pavilion is sustainably designed to pop-up almost anywhere

Combining art, architecture and technology, Los Angeles-based architectural firm Montalba Architects recently completed a temporary pop-up pavilion for the annual Bex & Arts sculpture triennial that’s designed to be easily disassembled and reused for future events. Set on a movable foundation that allows for minimal site impact, the Bex & Arts pavilion briefly served as a fabrication studio, exhibition space and information center on a clearing surrounded by the dramatic Swiss mountains. The li...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Workshop, Switzerland, Prefab, Carousel Showcase, Pavilion, Pop-up, Modular Architecture, Spruce, Sustainable Construction, Fablab, Kerto, Montalba Architects, Prefabricated Pavilion


Cambridges first co-housing development fosters sustainable living

Marmalade Lane, the first cohousing development in Cambridge, has recently been completed in Orchard Park and serves as a promising solution to the critical undersupply of houses in the market. Cambridge-based architectural firm Mole Architects designed the development that comprises 42 contemporary homes with shared facilities and garden space for a mixed and integenerational resident group. Billed as a “sustainable neighborhood,” the cohousing community was designed in accordance to passive d...
Tags: UK, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Cambridge, Housing Crisis, Leeds, Prefab, Carousel Showcase, Orchard Park, Community Garden, Sustainable Living, Sustainable Architecture, Cohousing, Prefabrication, Airtight


A modern farmstay suite minimizes site impact in Brazil

In the state of Paraná in the south of Brazil, architect Bruno Zaitter has created a contemporary and low-impact suite for the charming Hotel Fazenda Cainã in the countryside. Dubbed the Refúgio da Cainã, the building features walls of glass to take in sweeping views of the native forest, surrounding mountains and the city of Curitiba in the far distance. Elevated to reduce site impact, the prefab structure includes a repurposed container measuring nearly 40 feet in length. Spanning an area o...
Tags: Design, Environment, Architecture, Gallery, Chalet, Hotel, Brazil, Prefab Homes, Carousel Showcase, Nature / Environment, Hotel Room, ParanA, Curitiba, Guizhou, Hannah Arendt, Floor To Ceiling Glazing


Solar-powered Ring House heals a scarred hilltop landscape in Greece

On the southern coast of Crete, Greek architectural firm decaARCHITECTURE has turned a commission for a modern residence into an opportunity for land preservation. Named the Ring House for its rounded shape, the house was created to follow the existing topography and looks like an extension of its hilltop location. The site had been scarred by environmentally insensitive infrastructural development but has now recovered its original morphology and has been replanted with native flora. Located...
Tags: Design, Greece, Architecture, Gallery, House, Solar Power, Crete, Carousel Showcase, Swimming Pool, Contemporary Architecture, Edible Garden, Native Plants, Open-plan, Agia Galini, Rooftop Solar Panels, Microclimate


Geometric pine cabins house nature-minded workspaces in Vietnam

Nestled in a misty pine forest, the Ta Nung Homestay Executive Office offers employees an environmentally sensitive space to work along with breathtaking views of Vietnam’s Central Highland landscape. Ho Chi Minh City-based architectural firm MyAn Architects designed the workspace to look like a cluster of geometric cabins that have been elevated on stilts to reduce site impact and to preserve mature pine trees. Floor-to-ceiling windows sweep an abundance of natural light and views of the mount...
Tags: Design, Office, Architecture, Gallery, Workspace, Vietnam, Cabins, Carousel Showcase, Da Lat, Office Space, Pine, Locally Sourced Materials, Chi Minh City, Gabled Roof, Floor To Ceiling Windows, Elevated Architecture


A Dutch village inspired the design of this solar-powered home

Within a cluster of traditional Dutch homes in The Hague, local firm Global Architects designed a single-family home that stands out from its neighbors with its contemporary design, yet relates to the surroundings with a layout that references the concept of a village. Aptly named the Hidden Village, the modern home also distinguishes itself with its use of energy efficient technologies that span passive solar principles to the use of solar panels and an air-heat pump. As a potential forever ho...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Solar, Solar Panels, The Netherlands, Contemporary, Mezzanine, Eco-friendly, Carousel Showcase, Natural Light, The Hague, Air Heat Pump, Western Red Cedar, Global Architects, Indoor Outdoor Living


eVolo announces winners of the 2019 Skyscraper Competition

eVolo Magazine has announced the winners of its 2019 Skyscraper Competition from a pool of 478 projects. A jury of architects and designers selected three winners and 27 honorable mentions. The annual award recognizes “visionary ideas for building [high-rise] projects that through [the] novel use of technology, materials, programs, aesthetics and spatial organizations, challenge the way we understand vertical architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments.” Methanescr...
Tags: Design, Environment, Architecture, Recycling, Landfill, Waste, Skyscraper, Methane, Carousel Showcase, Evolo Magazine, Air Purification, Modular Skyscraper, 2019 Skyscraper Competition, Methanescraper, Marko Dragicevic, Airscraper


Cooling breezes blow straight through a low-energy brick house in Indonesia

In the city of Depok in West Java, Jakarta-based architectural firm DELUTION architect has completed the Flick House, a two-story home with a brick facade and a contemporary design that stands out from its more conventional neighbors. Created to follow sustainable and low-energy principles, the house features cooling microclimates and is optimized for natural ventilation. Daylight is also maximized in the house to reduce reliance on artificial lighting while a second “skin” facade helps buffer ...
Tags: Energy, Design, Indonesia, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Melbourne, Gardens, Brick, Carousel Showcase, Natural Ventilation, West Java, Solar Gain, Depok, Microclimates, Brick Facade


A potato field is transformed into an award-winning communal home in the Netherlands

Amsterdam-based architectural firm bureau SLA and Utrecht-based ZakenMaker have transformed a one-hectare potato field in the rural area of Oosterwold Almere, the Netherlands into nine connected homes for a group of pioneers seeking a sustainable communal lifestyle. Initially, Frode Bolhuis had approached the architects to construct his dream home, but the very limited budget prompted him to ask eight of his like-minded friends to join to make the project possible. The nine homes—each 1,722 squ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Insulation, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Sla, Carousel Showcase, Natural Light, Bureau Sla, Community Garden, Sustainable Architecture, Co-living, Elevated Architecture


Sunflower-inspired tower design envelopes urban residents in mini forests

Concerned by the rampant growth of cities across Latin America and the loss of endemic species, Ecuadorian design studio oficina de Diseño (odD+) has proposed the Sunflower Tower, a conceptual residential building inspired by the seeds and petals of a sunflower. Proposed for Quito, the Sunflower Tower has been envisioned as a “vertical ecosystem” with lush, self-sustaining planters located on every floor of the high-rise. As a result, the building would offer year-round interest and natural air...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Ecuador, Latin America, Odd, Carousel Showcase, Vertical Garden, Quito, Contemporary Architecture, Air Purification, Urban Garden, Native Plants, Terrace, Native Flora, Self-sustaining


Floating treehouse inside Mexican forest is a dreamy escape from city noise

In the heart of Mexico City, local architectural firm Talleresque has completed Casa Flotante (Floating House), a treehouse-like oasis in the forest. Elevated on nine stilts, the three-story home and work studio stands tall and narrow, mimicking the surrounding trees. As a celebration of indoor-outdoor living, the house is built of locally sourced materials and large glazed windows that pulls the outdoors in. Raised above sloped terrain, Casa Flotante floating house is anchored into the fores...
Tags: Design, Mexico, Architecture, Gallery, Chile, Mexico City, Carousel Showcase, Treehouse, Natural Light, Timber House, Timber Construction, Skylights, Floating House, Floor To Ceiling Windows, Elevated Architecture, Indoor Outdoor Living


Studio NAB proposes rebuilding Notre Dame with a greenhouse and apiary

After a devastating blaze consumed the Cathedral of Notre Dame’s wooden roof and iconic central spire, architects around the world have been putting forth their visionary ideas for rebuilding the Parisian landmark. One such architectural firm is Paris-based Studio NAB, which has made headlines with its proposal to modernize the 13th-century cathedral with a massive educational greenhouse and apiary. Dubbed “In Green For All of Us,” the design builds on the French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe...
Tags: Design, France, Church, Bees, Architecture, Cathedral, Gallery, Urban Agriculture, Paris, Reuse, Biodiversity, Wikimedia, Notre Dame, Restoration, Carousel Showcase, Salvaged Materials


A welcoming healthcare center in New Delhi follows passive design principles

New Delhi-based architecture and interior design firm VYOM has completed the Dental Care Centre, a recently opened healthcare facility in New Delhi that offers much more than a teeth cleaning. Designed to follow passive solar principles, the light-filled facility immerses patients in a spa-inspired environment with views of nature from every room. A natural materials palette also helps tie the bright and airy building to the landscape. Built to embrace nature, the Dental Care Centre was carefu...
Tags: Health, Design, India, Architecture, Gallery, Healthcare, LEDs, New Delhi, Carousel Showcase, Natural Light, Passive Solar Principles, Passive Design, Courtyard, Clerestory Windows, Minimal Site Impact, Low Impact


Bioclimatic home curves for optimal daylighting and views in Chile

In an effort to beat the intense Chilean heat without compromising views of Santiago, local architectural firm Biourban Arquitectos has designed a bioclimatic home in La Reina that combines passive solar principles with high energy performance materials. Dubbed the H.D. House, the site-specific dwelling features two floors — each built of different materials with contrasting textures and colors — that are optimized for thermal resistance. The H.D. House’s rectilinear lower floor is built with ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Santiago, Chile, House, Costa Rica, Carousel Showcase, Passive Solar Principles, Pine, Venturi, Reinforced Concrete, La Reina, Bioclimatic, Bioclimatic Architecture, Sunscreens


Dramatic domino-effect facade wraps BIG-designed business school

Bjarke Ingels Group has unveiled images of the stunning Business Innovation Hub at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Designed in collaboration with Goody Clancy Architects, the recently completed 70,000-square-foot extension and partial renovation of the Isenberg School of Management not only delivers a dramatic appearance with a falling dominoes-like facade, but also high sustainability standards. Clad in low-maintenance copper, the Isenberg School of Management Business Innovation Hub ...
Tags: Extension, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Schools, Bjarke Ingels, Big, Carousel Showcase, Bjarke Ingels Group, Courtyard, University of Massachusetts, LEED, Isenberg, Leed Silver, Goody Clancy, Isenberg School of Management


Taichung Discovery Pavilion champions biodiversity in new "Half Earth" multimedia art installation

In Taichung, Taiwan, the recently completed Discovery Pavilion at the Taichung World Flower Expo explores what life could be like if humans returned half of the Earth’s habitable surfaces to nature — a concept known as “Half Earth” proposed by the “Father of Biodiversity” Edward Wilson in 2016. Taipei-based Cogitoimage International Co., Ltd designed the pavilion to advocate such preservation with a large-scale exhibition that covers the ecology of the Taichung Dajia River as it flows from high...
Tags: Design, Earth, Taiwan, Architecture, Gallery, Ecology, Taipei, Carousel Showcase, Pavilion, Recycled Materials, Taichung, Native Plants, Edward Wilson, Taichung Taiwan, Natural Materials, Environmental Stewardship


A massive, egg-shaped bird observatory features reusable natural materials

Bird lovers in the Netherlands now have a new way of watching their feathered friends thanks to the recent opening of the Tij, a massive wooden bird observatory created with sustainability in mind. Designed by Amsterdam-based RAU Architects in collaboration with Ro&Ad Architects, the unique bird blind is in the shape of an egg in a nod to the thousands of large terns that nest nearby. To reduce environmental impact, the architects constructed the observatory primarily out of wood with modular c...
Tags: Design, London, Architecture, Gallery, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Ikea, The Netherlands, North Sea, Modular, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Egg Shaped Architecture, Modular Design, South Holland, Sustainable Architecture


Cozy pop-up Seedpods let you escape into nature with a minimal footprint

Reconnecting with Mother Nature has been elevated to new heights with Nomadic Resorts‘ latest treehouse initiative — the Seedpod. Shaped like a human nest, these lightweight sleeping pods are designed for minimal landscape impact and can pop up in remote locations in just one day. The pop-up hotel rooms were recently installed in Mauritius’ Bel Ombre Nature Reserve, where they were hung from trees and made to “float” above the forest floor. Founded in 2011 as a reaction against the environment...
Tags: Design, Hotels, Gallery, Solar Panels, Pod, Glamping, Mauritius, Mother Nature, Hospitality, Carousel Showcase, Treehouse, Sustainable Architecture, Sustainable Hotel, Minimal Site Impact, Low Impact, Nomadic Resorts


Henning Larsen breaks ground on BEAM Platinum-targeted Shaw Auditorium in Hong Kong

Shortly after completing the “greenest school” in Hong Kong, Copenhagen-based Henning Larsen has broken ground on yet another sustainability-minded project— the Shaw Auditorium for The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Designed with modular seating, the multipurpose auditorium will be a flexible space that can accommodate a wide range of cultural events from concerts and musicals to conventions and exhibitions. The elliptical building will also feature climate-optimized design for...
Tags: Hong Kong, Design, University, Architecture, Gallery, Modular, Carousel Showcase, Sustainable Architecture, Shaw Auditorium, Modular Seating, Henning Larsen, Sunshade, Sunshades, Auditorium, Elliptical Architecture, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology