Once the site of a large church, this empty site sat unoccupied as a blighted fenced dirt lot for nearly 10 years. Jonathan Segal FAIA acquired the site and through the community review process, the building’s mass and program developed.
In Little Italy, San Diego there is a shortage of apartments at a price point working class people can afford. This is driving people farther away from the city and creating a further reliance on the automobile. One of the main impetus for this increase in costs is parking. Parking takes up a tremendous amount of space, drives up construction costs, and delays construction.
The project is located on a very wooded site, in the center of a valley with a river below. Solar masks come from the hills to the East and West, a poplar grove appears on the horizon to the South.
Dutch practice V8 Architects has created a pavilion with its own enclosed water, energy and food system and a leave-no-trace philosophy as the Netherlands’ contribution to Expo 2020 Dubai. Located in the Expo’s sustainability district, the Dutch Biotope pavilion features an integrated water, energy and food system, with technology that extracts water from the desert
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In returning to their hometown to raise a family, our clients sought to create a new modern home that would be an inviting and spacious gathering place for extended family. Room to spread, indoors and out, was a requirement. The couple purchased a three-acre lot adjacent to a golf course, with established trees, long views, and adequate privacy.
From 1891 to 1993 the Columbia Congregational Church called this site home, drawing in residents to an entirely undeveloped Rainier Valley. At that time, land was often given to churches, because the City understood it could be a useful tool in creating communities and economy. After 1993, the building changed hands several times before falling vacant in 2012. Several developers had attempted to redevelop the property but failed on the hurdles of an old building, a strict zoning code, or a limited budget.
Paris is “jealous” of London’s cycle lanes and is copying London’s green initiatives, according to London mayor Sadiq Khan. Khan, who has been mayor of London since 2016, told Dezeen that he is aiming to make London “the greenest city in the world”. According to Khan, London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone, tree-planting initiatives and cycle
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Jose studied ecology, has always approached nature, feels part of it blurring the boundaries between him and his surroundings. His house tries to do that too, spreading its elements on site and turning the garden into its circulation. José and his house question the comfort standards. For getting from bed to bathroom, you have to walk outside. Showering takes place in the middle of the plants in his greenhouse. There are places where people do not know whether they are a garden or house, or a house built by the garden.
The intervention carried out is located on a plot included within the delimitation of the site of cultural interest of the historical complex of Sant Francesc Xavier and in the surroundings of the Sa Tanca Vella chapel, the oldest on the island and declared an asset of cultural interest in the monument category in 1993. Although the intervention carried out is limited to the implementation of different sports uses, the initially developed arrangement covered a larger area, with the introduction of cultural uses such as the open-air auditorium, the arrangement of the surroundings near the Sa Tanca Vella chapel, and the reorganization of the existing urban gardens on the plot.