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LEED Gold-targeted Ottawa library will honor local history

After nearly a year of public input by Canadians from coast to coast, Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects has finally revealed renderings for the new Ottawa library and archives. Designed in collaboration with KWC Architects, the Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility will be an innovative landmark representative of all Canadians. The building will target, at minimum, LEED Gold certification and will reflect the region’s rich history and natural beauty with its...
Tags: Design, Toronto, Library, Architecture, Canada, Gallery, Archives, Quebec, Cafe, Ottawa, Carousel Showcase, Ottawa River, Leed Gold, Community Design, LEED, Nature Inspired Architecture


Net-zero Del Mar Civic Center celebrates community and the great outdoors

After decades of planning, the Californian seaside city Del Mar has finally welcomed a new civic center to consolidate all of its primary public functions into one location at the heart of the community. Located on a 1.5-acre site with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, the Del Mar Civic Center is the work of West Coast-based The Miller Hull Partnership, who took inspiration for the design from the surroundings. The new civic center is also engineered for net-zero energy operations and is outf...
Tags: Design, California, Singapore, Architecture, Community, Solar, Solar Power, West Coast, Pacific Ocean, City Hall, Off-grid, Net Zero, Rainwater Harvesting, Community Design, Courtyard, Civic Center


COBE unveils LEED Gold-seeking affordable housing units in Toronto

Danish architectural firm COBE has unveiled a new mixed-use residential development in Toronto designed for LEED Gold certification. Created in collaboration with Toronto-based architectural firm architectsAlliance, the project will comprise three buildings — two designed by COBE — set in West Don Lands, a former industrial area on Toronto’s waterfront. The housing development will consist of 761 market rental apartments, including 30 percent affordable rental units indistinguishable in design ...
Tags: Design, Toronto, Architecture, Gallery, Denmark, Green Building, Residential, Warehouse, Urban Farming, Affordable Housing, Mixed-use, Leed Gold, Community Design, LEED, Distillery District, COBE


MVRDV designs solar-powered KoolKiel with Jenga-like architecture in Germany

Dutch architecture firm MVRDV has unveiled plans to redevelop a post-industrial city block in Kiel, Germany, into an eye-catching, mixed-use complex that matches the creative spirit of the site’s current tenants. Dubbed “KoolKiel,” the 65,000-square-meter redevelopment project will include the adaptive reuse of the existing single-story W8 Medienzentrum building as well as the addition of a new zig-zagging plinth, office tower and hotel tower. The buildings will also be equipped with rooftop so...
Tags: Design, Germany, Taiwan, Architecture, Gallery, Community Design, Kiel, MVRDV, Kiel Germany, Mixed-use Development, Jacob van Rijs, Flexible Design, Rooftop Solar Panels, Post-industrial, Rainwater Catchment System, KoolKiel


Clyde Mews eco-village champions sustainable housing alternatives in Melbourne

Melbourne recently became home to Clyde Mews, an inspiring “eco-village” that champions sustainable, community-focused living in close proximity to the city center. Created as an alternative to resource-intensive, car-centric developments, Clyde Mews features attractive, pedestrian-friendly design and energy-efficient housing. Designed by local architecture firm Six Degrees Architects for property development company Excelon Group, the eco-friendly development includes eight contemporary townho...
Tags: Design, Australia, Led, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Moscow, Solar Energy, Melbourne, Passive Solar, Solar Panels, Zaha Hadid, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Rainwater Collection, Community Design


Bamboo community center empowers the local Brazilian community

The beautiful beach town of Camburi, Brazil, has gained a new community center that not only serves as a communal gathering space, but is also an inspiring social development project that was built for and by the local low-income community. Belgium and Brazil-based design practice CRU! architects provided the design as well as technical assistance and financial support, however, it was the community that decided all of the programming. The project started in 2004 and its first completed buildin...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Belgium, Brazil, Vietnam, Bamboo, Sao Paulo, Carousel Showcase, Natural Ventilation, Rammed Earth, Cambria, Community Design, Bamboo Architecture, Classrooms, Ecofriendly Architecture


This contaminated, post-industrial site will become a massive park in Florida

New images have been unveiled of international design firm Sasaki’s proposal for transforming a 180-acre, post-industrial site in Lakeland, Florida into a privately funded park with aims of becoming “one of the greatest urban landscapes in the country,” according to the firm. Billed as a future “Central Park” for Lakeland, Bonnet Springs Park will begin with a comprehensive remediation process to heal the damaged and contaminated landscape. Spearheaded by Lakeland realtor David Bunch and his wi...
Tags: Florida, Design, Park, Budapest, Gallery, Landfill, Trash, Gardens, Trails, Carousel Showcase, Parks / Wildlife, Barney, Community Design, Jean, Lakeland, Nature Center


Beautiful Wellington Welcome Pavilion glows like a lantern at night

Calgary-based architecture firm Studio North led a team of architecture students from the University of Toronto Daniels School of Architecture in a design build seminar to realize a stunning new Welcome Pavilion for the village of Wellington, Ontario. Erected in just two weeks, the compact 100-square-foot structure is both sculptural and functional, featuring geometric CNC-milled cutouts inspired by barn quilts, a local craft and tradition unique to that area. The Welcome Pavilion offers shelte...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Canada, Gallery, North, Wellington, Calgary, Carousel Showcase, Pavilion, Plywood, Community Design, CNC, Matthew Kennedy, Prince Edward County, Design Build, Polycarbonate


Green-roofed Copenhagen sports center is open to the public 24/7

Copenhagen’s Ørestad City just unveiled a green-roofed multipurpose sports facility next to Bjarke Ingels Group’s terraced Mountain Dwellings. Designed by NORD Architects, the sports center is more modest than its eye-catching neighbor with its lower profile and natural materials palette – but it achieves admirable goals of social sustainability and inclusivity thanks to its welcoming and fully accessible design that’s open 24/7 to the public. Designed in collaboration with the community, the...
Tags: Design, Sports, Architecture, Gallery, Copenhagen, Carousel Showcase, Green Roof, Bjarke Ingels Group, Community Design, Social Sustainability, Glazing, Natural Materials Palette, Multifunctional Space, Sports Center, Sports Facility, Nord Architects


Green-roofed Copenhagen sports center comprises light-filled timber volumes

Livability in Copenhagen’s Ørestad City received a big boost with the completion of a green-roofed multipurpose sports facility next to Bjarke Ingels Group’s terraced Mountain Dwellings. Designed by NORD Architects, the sports center may be more modest than its eye-catching neighbor with its lower profile and natural materials palette, but achieves admirable goals of social sustainability and inclusivity thanks to its welcoming and fully accessible design that’s open 24/7 to the public. Desi...
Tags: Design, Sports, Architecture, Gallery, Copenhagen, Carousel Showcase, Green Roof, Bjarke Ingels Group, Community Design, Social Sustainability, Glazing, Natural Materials Palette, Multifunctional Space, Sports Center, Sports Facility, Nord Architects


Community Website Design: Rules for The Banner

What do you notice about the following four communities? Oracle Community NTEN Community IDERA Community Dropbox Community ….they all have terrible banners. Most community banners today are doing more harm than good. They’re static monstrosities filling far too much real-estate with bland messaging trying to appeal to every member segment. A banner is not a game-changer for any community, but it is a useful tool to drive the kind ...
Tags: Microsoft, Cta, Community, Speaking, Zuora, Community Design, Community Management, Managing Communities, Alteryx, FitBit Community Notice, Nutanix Community Try


Salvaged materials from devastating fire take new life in a British pier

A British seaside pier destroyed by a devastating fire in 2010 has made an incredible comeback in the hands of dRMM Architects. After a seven-year process, the century-old pier in Hastings, England was transformed from its decrepit and dangerous state to a vibrant new public space clad in reclaimed materials. Crafted in collaboration with the community, the Hastings Pier is an inspiring story of sustainable restoration and craft, earning it a place on the shortlist for the 2017 RIBA Stirling Pri...
Tags: UK, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Pier, Restoration, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Salvaged Materials, Reclaimed Materials, Green Renovation, Public Space, Cross Laminated Timber, Community Design, Hastings England, Heritage Lottery Fund


Former landfill reborn as education center for underserved citizens in East Palo Alto

A former landfill has traded its dirty past for a new start as a nature reserve at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay. To educate the community about the reclaimed landscape, architecture firm FOG Studio teamed up with the East Palo Alto community to design the Cooley Landing Education Center. The community project is a tale of triumph in overcoming significant site obstacles, from seismic concerns to leftover landfill hazards. Selected by public vote to lead the design process, FOG Stu...
Tags: Design, San Francisco, Architecture, Gallery, Green Building, Landfill, San Francisco Bay, Carousel Showcase, Community Design, Brownfield, Ravenswood, East Palo Alto, Stormwater Management, Education Center, Learning Center, Cooley Landing Education Center


Libeskind unveils zero-emissions university building designed in collaboration with students

A new building with exciting geometry and eco-friendly design is inspiring students at Leuphana University at Lüneburg, Germany. Architect Daniel Libeskind recently completed the New Central Building, a landmark university structure designed in collaboration with the students as part of the tradition at Leuphana University to involve students in campus changes. Topped with a green roof and powered by renewable energy, the light-filled sculptural building will operate at zero emissions. Create...
Tags: Design, Germany, Renewable Energy, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Carousel Showcase, Durham University, Zero-emissions, Community Design, University Building, Daniel Libeskind, Green Roofs, Libeskind, Gray Water


Rammed earth and bamboo cultural center keeps naturally cool in Senegal

In the remote Senegalese village of Sinthian rises a culture center that twists and turns like a sinuous sculpture. New York-based Toshiko Mori Architect designed this eye-catching building, called Thread, as an artists’ residency and cultural center commissioned by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. Constructed from local materials, the building’s rammed earth and large thatched openings help promote natural cooling. Winner of a 2017 AIA Honor Award, the Thread Artist Residency & Cultural...
Tags: New York, Design, Senegal, Architecture, Gallery, Green Building, AIA, Thread, Carousel Showcase, Community Center, Community Design, Josef, Cultural Center


C.F. Mller unveils new images for sustainable and garden-filled vertical village in Antwerp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9NBzc3LaMc Located in Antwerp’s Nieuw Zuid area on the river Schelde, the residential tower breaks from traditional design with its community-oriented structure that encourages social interactions beyond just chance encounters in the lift or lobby. The building will contain a variety of housing types to encourage diversity that range from small, shared flats suitable for students to larger family homes and live-work studios. The 15,000-square-meter tower block w...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Passive House, Carousel Showcase, Mixed-use, Brut, Residence, Community Design, Antwerp, Residential Tower, C.F. Møller


C.F. Mller is building a garden-filled vertical village in Antwerp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9NBzc3LaMc Located in Antwerp’s Nieuw Zuid area on the river Schelde, the residential tower breaks from traditional design with its community-oriented structure that encourages social interactions beyond just chance encounters in the lift or lobby. The building will contain a variety of housing types to encourage diversity that range from small, shared flats suitable for students to larger family homes and live-work studios. The 15,000-square-meter tower block w...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Passive House, Carousel Showcase, Mixed-use, Brut, Residence, Community Design, Antwerp, Residential Tower, C.F. Møller


San Franciscos notorious Tenderloin district welcomes safe writing space for kids

The nonprofit writing center is a welcome addition to the city’s notorious Tenderloin neighborhood and provides a much needed safe space for local youth. Located at the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street, the building was acquired in such poor condition that it required extensive demolition, abatement, and structural upgrades, with no shortage of surprises along the way. Some of the better discoveries included the uncovering of an antique hand-painted map, which was preserved ...
Tags: Design, Education, Writing, San Francisco, Architecture, Valencia, Bcci, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Adaptive Reuse, Community Design, Golden Gate Avenue, Social Design


Gorgeous LEED Gold library was designed with the help of Facebook and Twitter

In lieu of community charrettes, Bing Thom Architects launched an online “Ideabook” that welcomed everyone to submit ideas, photographs, and texts of what they wanted the library to look like. Of the library’s Facebook fans, the largest percentage was under 25 and the second largest group was women between the ages of 35 and 44. The librarians also aided those who were digitally challenged. Requests ranged from a prayer room for the Muslim population to computer training facilities to drawing ...
Tags: Facebook, Design, Library, Architecture, Gallery, Green Building, Carousel Showcase, Natural Light, Leed Gold, Community Design, LEED gold certification