Self-Healing Concrete – Buildings Repair Themselves

When you break your leg, it eventually knits itself back together. Osteoblast cells produce minerals that create the structure of new bone, turning fragments back into a whole. Why, thought microbiologist Henk Jonkers, can’t buildings do the same thing? Inspired by the human body, Jonkers,...

UN City – 3XN Architects – Copenhagen, Denmark

UN City – 3XN Architects – Denmark Architect: 3XN Architects 3XN team: Kim Herforth Nielsen, Bo Boje Larsen, Gry Kjær, Christian Wamberg, Peter Feltendal, Rune Bech, Eva Hviid-Nielsen, Laila Fyhn Feldthaus, Thomas Lykke Nielsen, Pernille Uglvig Jessen, Umut Üsüdür Location:...

NIOO-KNAW – Claus En Kaan Architecten – Netherlands

NIOO-KNAW – Claus En Kaan Architecten – Netherlands Architect: Claus En Kaan Architecten Location: Wageningen, Netherlands Client: KNAW Wageningen Design: 2007 Completion: 2011 Ground floor area: 11.000 m2 Costs: € 16 million The design for the NIOO-KNAW is an innovative concept based on...

Evolo 10 – Atelier Zündel Cristea – France

Evolo 10 – Atelier Zündel Cristea – France Architect: AZC Atelier Zündel Cristea Location: Paris, France Status: Competition 2010 Client: Evolo Team: AZC – Choulet Cost/Size: 300 M€ / 168 000 m² Program: Multiactivities skyscraper  Sustainable construction At the outset,...

Clemson University College of Architecture – Thomas Phifer and P...

Architects: Thomas Phifer and Partners Location: Madison, Wisconsin, US Project Team: Thomas Phifer, Eric Richey, Anja Turowski, John Bassett Structural Engineer: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Geotechnical Engineer: Nummelin Testing Services General Contractor: Poulsen Enterprises Area: 2,900...

Green Summit House – Whipple Russell Architects – US

Green Summit House – Whipple Russell Architects – US Architect: Whipple Russell Architects Location: Beverly Hills, United State Designed by Marc Whipple of Whipple Russell Architects, this spectacular home on Summit Drive in Beverly Hills uses extensive solar power, a gray-water...

AIANC Center for Architecture and Design – Frank Harmon Architec...

Architects: Frank Harmon Architect PA Location: Raleigh, NC, USA Design Team: Frank Harmon Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Timothy Hursley Project Area: 12,000 m² Landscape Architect: Greg Bleam, FASLA Contractor: Clancy + Theys Constrution Co Located on an oddly shaped, previously unused lot...

Stacking green – Vo Trong Nghia + Daisuke Sanuki + Shunri Nishiz...

Architects: Vo Trong Nghia, Daisuke Sanuki, Shunri Nishizawa (Vo Trong Nghia Co., ltd.) Location: Saigon, Vietnam Photographers: Hiroyuki Oki   The house, designed for a thirty-years-old couple and their mother, is a typical tube house constructed on the plot 4m wide and 20m deep. The front...

Father and Son Skyscraper – IAMZ Studio – Egypt

Architects: IAMZ Studio Location: Cairo, Egypt Lead Architect: Ahmed Elseyofi Area: 8000 m2 Project Elements: Administration, Residential, Tourist area, Cultural district, Media zone, Recreational area, A part for public services, Small medical zone “for emergency” The concept for the...

Aerial photos of tulip fields – Bruxelles5 – Netherlands Feb11

Aerial photos of tulip fields – Bruxelles5 – Netherlands

Tulip Fields Location: spoorbuurt, north holland, NL Image: © bruxelles5 The netherlands are renowned connoisseurs of the tulip world, amongst other things of course, and belgian photographer bruxelles5 has captured the polychromatic beauty of the vast tulip fields that bloom every year...

UFCU Ben White Branch – Jackson & McElhaney Architects R...

University Federal Credit Union Ben White Branch – Jackson & McElhaney Architects – US Architect: Jackson & McElhaney Architects Location: Texas, United State University Federal Credit Union: Ben White Branch The UFCU Ben White Branch was designed to be a model of the...

Archipelago 21 – Daniel Libeskind – Seoul, South Korea

Architect: Daniel Libeskind Building size: 20,000,000 ft² (Above Ground) 6,000,000 ft² (Below ground excluding parking area) Client: Dream Hub Landscape Architect: Martha Schwartz Partners Structural/MEP: ARUP Transportation/Sustainability Engineers: ARUP Status: In design Completion Date:...

The Houl – Simon Winstanley Architects – Scotland

Architect: Simon Winstanley Architects Location: Scotland Structural Engineer: Asher Associates Main Contractor: 3b Construction Ltd. Landscape Architect: Paterson Landscape Project Area: 182 m² Project Year: 2009 The entrance to the house is sited on the north east side of the house under...

Dogfish Head Brewery – DIGSAU – United State

Architect: DIGSAU Location: Milton, Delaware Project Team: Jules Dingle, Jeff Goldstein, Mark Sanderson, Jamie Unkefer, Aaron Jezzi Structural Engineer: Baker, Ingram & Associates Contractor: Lighthouse Construction, Inc Interior Casework and Work Stations: Fleetwood Fixtures Steampunk...

Montrose Duplex – Warren Techentin Architecture – US

Architect: Warren Techentin Architecture Location: Montrose, California, US Photographs: Nicholas Alan Cope Beginning as a garage that housed the client’s electric vehicle and its charger, the project grew to encompass the addition of a new 484 square foot loft unit above it to adequately...

18 Kowloon East – Aedas – Kowloon Bay – China

Project: Aedas Type: Commercial- Office Location:  18 Kowloon East, Kowloon Bay, China Building status: built Hong Kong The project is a 28-storey mixed-use building housing offices, retail spaces and a carpark. A design with efficient office floor plates and a rational box were requested by...

Giacomuzzi Commercial Building – monovolume architecture –...

Architecture: monovolume architecture + design  (Arch. Patrik Pedó_Arch. Juri Pobitzer) Location: Kaltern – Italy Architectural staff: Arch. Simon Constantini / Arch.Thomas Garasi / Arch. Barbara Waldboth Structural engineers: Baucon Bozen (Ing. Neulichedl Simon) Client: Giacomuzzi...

Green Sky Growers: The Future of Farming

On a rooftop above their city center, Green Sky Growers use aquaponics and vertical farming to grow massive yields of produce and fresh, healthy tilapia using less than 10% of the water needed for traditional farming.  As much a science lab as a farm, this facility uses a software-controlled...

36 BTrd Residence by DP Architects – Singapore

Singapore-based studio DP Architects completed last March, this home is the first completed private residence to receive the Green Mark Platinum rating in Singapore. SUSTAINABLE HOUSE IN THE TROPICS This typical 3-storey plus roof terrace inter-terrace residential unit aims to demonstrate a...

Sustainably designed home in Singapore

The sustainably designed 45 Faber Park completed by architecture firm ONG & ONG is located in Singapore. The clients for this project are a couple with three young children. Their main goal was to maximize outdoor space whilst not compromising living areas. It was therefore essential that...

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