No Image

Norman Foster to launch UN sustainability declaration for architects

September 23, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Norman Foster during a talk at COP26, used to illustrate news about launch of UN sustainability declaration

The United Nations has written a set of “principles for sustainable and inclusive urban design and architecture” for architects to sign up to called the San Marino Declaration, which architect Norman Foster is set to launch. Set to be ratified in the republic of San Marino next month, the declaration outlines a set of standards

The post Norman Foster to launch UN sustainability declaration for architects appeared first on Dezeen.

No Image

Zara.com offices in Arteixo / Batlleiroig

September 14, 2022 Pilar Caballero 0

The Zara.com building adds 63.184 m² to the Inditex complex in Arteixo with a new volume that provides a sober image characterized by verticality. The configuration of their workspaces generates the necessary flexibility for the firm, thanks to large free heights that obtain a better environmental quality and spacious rest areas, with views and natural light. A highly efficient building that achieves LEED Platinum sustainability certification.

No Image

Floriade Pavilion – The Voice of Urban Nature / Overtreders W

September 14, 2022 Pilar Caballero 0

The Voice of Urban Nature is built from 100% local and biobased building materials and composed of a combination of wooden building modules filled with hemp-lime and robust structural columns. The raw materials were sourced as locally as possible in the vicinity of Almere and Amsterdam. All timber is sourced from regional forests, harvested for the maintenance of nature reserves, or second-hand wood from demolition projects in Amsterdam and Almere. This involved labour-intensive processes to remove thousands of nails and staples from reclaimed timber.

No Image

Toquilla House / Rama Estudio

September 9, 2022 Pilar Caballero 0

The project takes place on the island of Portete, located in the Province of Esmeralda – Ecuador, one of the sectors affected by the 2016 earthquake. As a result of this event, the 80 families who lived on the island were displaced to the mainland in an infrastructure that was not their customs and without any appropriate thermal conditions for the area. The endemic materials of the area such as bamboo, wood, toquilla straw, and kade were replaced by zinc plates, blocks, and concrete. The traditional construction of the area whose materials are easily accessible, cheaper, and more sustainable have been stigmatized as low-quality materials. In this way, distancing the communities of the sector from accessing their own homes with traditional construction systems that are easily executed by having specialized labor in their family.

No Image

Serena Williams Building at Nike World Headquarters / Skylab Architecture

August 19, 2022 Pilar Caballero 0

The Serena Williams Building—a workplace for 2,750 occupants at more than 1 million square feet—is the largest structure at Nike World Headquarters. We led the design of all aspects of this complex building and program, including core and shell, interior design and furniture selection, and branding integration. Beyond its sheer scale, the project presented three principal challenges:  

No Image

Clay Retreat / PAD studio

August 14, 2022 Pilar Caballero 0

PAD studio has completed a serene three-bedroom home in the New Forest National Park featuring light, natural interiors, and strong connections to the outdoors for a London-based family.

No Image

“High-tech is next in line for a revival and I for one would welcome it”

August 1, 2022 Jerry Tate 0
Herman Miller Factory in Bath by Grimshaw Farrell Partnership

The high-tech architectural style is about to make a comeback and its philosophy could be central to decarbonising the built environment in the face of climate change, writes Jerry Tate. High-tech is next in line for a revival and I for one would welcome it as the movement has a lot to give in our

The post “High-tech is next in line for a revival and I for one would welcome it” appeared first on Dezeen.

No Image

Ten principles for designing cool spaces for hot weather

July 26, 2022 Smith Mordak 0
Flat House kitchen

Following a record-breaking heatwave in the UK and western Europe with climate change meaning that sweltering temperatures are likely to become more common, Smith Mordak outlines 10 ways to design buildings that remain cool in hot weather. Want to design cool architecture? Of course you do! Follow these principles and you too can be a

The post Ten principles for designing cool spaces for hot weather appeared first on Dezeen.