Sustainability

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about sustainability

Project • By Pomeroy StudioApartments

Azure North

Azure North at San Fernando, is envisioned as a sustainable community that celebrates resort style living. The masterplan reinterprets the rock and beach formations of the islands of Palawan: bringing a new residential experience that balances affordable living and the green agenda. The first phase resort residences’ stepped facades optimises views, natural light and ventilation to a beach and pool oriented recreational place that forms a welcome oasis at the heart of the mixed use development. Caption Caption More

Project • By AbodoHousing

Historic Aitken House

Sensitivity is paramount when creating a new structure in an area of ancient historic significance, like this village in the Southern Borders of Scotland. An external material palette of stone and Abodo Vulcan timber weatherboards were carefully chosen to help this new building merge with its neighbours. Caption Built for a client in their later years, who wished to downsize and live closer to the amenities of the village, this home was positioned on the site of a series of brick sheds in the backyard of an existing building near the village centre. Caption When it came to material choices, the house closely follows that of its neighbours, with a lower level formed out of local stone and a darkly textured slate roof. Abodo Vulca... More

Project • By AbodoHousing

Vulcan Charred Extension

Abodo Vulcan Charred timber weatherboards add a sense of contrast and contemporary texture to the additional wing for an existing home in Jack’s Point, Queenstown. Caption For this project, architects Kerr Ritchie were originally called upon to add sun shading to a schist-clad home in Jack’s Point. The success of this addition, which used Abodo Vulcan Charred timber, inspired the homeowners to expand their brief to encompass a new wing on the neighbouring section, containing a guest apartment, office space, wine cellar, pool, games room and additional garaging. Caption The sun shading reaches across the brow of the original home and connects the two both physically and in terms of materiality. The new form then exten... More

Project • By BergmeyerShops

Tree House Brewing Company

This independent brewer-owned company is renowned for making inspired libations for all. Intending to create a sought-after destination to match their craft-brewing mastery, they enlisted our design team to create an engaging customer experience for their ultra-devoted fanbase, building excitement and anticipation on route to their new taproom. Caption Focusing on an immersive brand journey for the retail and front of house at the new 100,000 SQ FT brewery in Deerfield, we brought new life into a former mid-century publishing company building. An amalgamation of the existing space through adaptive reuse and a branded environment true to its identity, the company has taken root in its new home in Western MA. Caption Visitors are... More

Project • By BergmeyerShops

Everlane

Do we like to partner with socially conscientious brands that are raising the bar in the retail industry? Yes, we do. Everlane, known for exceptional quality, ethical factories, and radical transparency, has begun to selectively open more brick-and-mortar locations. When invited to work with their team on several new retail stores, our response was, “when do we begin?” Caption Initially brought on as Architect of Record, we also collaborated with Everlane on design decisions, executing their brand identity and aesthetic at new locations in Seattle and Georgetown. While there is recognizable brand consistency at every store, aspects of each location are also woven into the experiences. Both stores, for instance, were uniqu... More

Project • By MOSO Bamboo ProductsHotels

Hotel ME Barcelona by Melia

Hotel ME Barcelona belongs to the prestigious Melia hotel chain and is located on the luxurious Paseo de Gràcia, just a few steps from Plaza Catalunya, in the heart of the city’s golden mile and only 25 minutes from the airport. Ramon Cortes The hotel offers exclusive services with 1200 m² of urban garden, a rooftop deck with views of Plaza Catalunya and the Sagrada Familia, more than 600 m² of versatile spaces for corporate and social events, meeting rooms, a wellness area and a gym. Ramon Cortes The hotel also offers restaurant spaces: in the Belbo and Terrenal restaurants, more than 300 m² of MOSO® Bamboo Elite Density Caramel flooring is installed, offering a hard and durable solution suitable... More
MOSO Bamboo X-treme Decking in a private residence in Sardegna

Project • By MOSO Bamboo ProductsPrivate Houses

Private Residence in Sardegna

This private residence is located in Portobello di Gallura, on the island of Sardinia in Italy. With a modern and timeless design, the outdoor area is a real haven of peace; furnished and decorated to evoke relaxation. From the deck, owners enjoy a spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea. Caption Freedom in design MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® Decking is installed around the swimming pool and subtle cut-outs have been made in order to install the deck around the surrounding rocks. Due to the stability of MOSO bamboo decking, a design like this is possible and tight fittings are no problem, providing architects with the freedom for such playful and precise designs. Caption More

NewsNews • 31 Mar 2022

Zaha Hadid Architects completes net-zero headquarters for sustainability company BEEAH

Zaha Hadid Architects shaped the new headquarters into a series of interconnecting dunes. Orientated and sculpted to optimize the climatic conditions of Sharjah, the Emirates third largest city. © Hufton + Crow The building is powered by a solar array and makes use of a smart management system that automatically adjusts lighting and temperature depending on occupancy and time of day. © Hufton + Crow The BEEAH Group operates in waste management and recycling, clean energy, environmental consulting, education and green mobility. The new headquarters becomes the base of operations to diversify into new, future-critical industries. The building acts as a benchmark to show how technology can scale sustainable impact. &co... More

Project • By CSMM - architecture mattersOffices

Reply Berlin

The consulting and architecture firm CSMM have given the German capital another design highlight with its new contemporary open-plan design for the Reply Group’s Berlin premises. Much like the six other European locations CSSM has designed for this global consulting, systems integration and digital services company, the goal here was to create interiors that customers and staff immediately recognise as a Reply space, but that also offers “Replyers” an incentive to come back to the office. Gleb Polovnykov Gleb Polovnykov “Designing what is now our seventh Reply workplace is both a validation and a challenge,” commented Tiziana Feighofen-Longo, Team Leader at CSMM Dusseldorf. “We used the Design... More

Project • By Alumil S.AApartments

Oxygen

In this pandemic period, people’s daily lives have been extremely affected. At the same time, the looming environmental issues need specific actions. During this era, the construction of a modern residential building based on sustainable design makes us pay attention to the bigger picture. Caption   Oxygen is the first residential building of such scale that will be constructed in the post-pandemic era in Greece. In addition, it is also the first residential complex in Greece with international sustainability certification (BREEAM),  raising the bar for similar constructions in the near future.  Caption   Pieris Architects, the architectural firm responsible for the project (in collaboration with Sus... More

Project • By AllesWirdGutOffices

K30 – Office Complex Kruppstraße

Sustainable Office Shelves for the Work World of the Future The design delivers on the promise of a future of flexible work by creating an office building as an open-shelf system that offers multiple versatile green spaces: Expanded work areas on balconies, terraces, or a garden house not only provide for a perfect setting for collective activity; the office complex also makes a valuable contribution to the local microclimate and biodiversity. Guiding ideas such as resource-saving construction, climate-friendly operation, and foresighted life-cycle planning are the backbone of a design with an attitude. mattweiss The main structure of the seven-building complex consists of wood, while the thermal-storage prefab-slab ceilings and the... More

NewsSponsored Articles • 17 Jan 2022

JLG designs highly sustainable buildings using SketchUp and Sefaira

*Explore these topics and more in SketchUp’s webinar series about connected design workflows for architects.    Award-winning architects JLG have leveled up their commitment to Architecture 2030's sustainability challenge by reimagining their workflows around a data-driven, holistic, and firmwide process. Leveraging SketchUp, they perform sophisticated performance analyses and embed sustainability considerations throughout the design process.  Across the globe, fifteen of the twenty largest global architecture and engineering firms have now adopted the 2030 Challenge. The goal is to transform the role of the built environment from being a core contributor of greenhouse gas emissions to being a central solution to the... More

Project • By MOSO Bamboo ProductsShopping Centres

Oasiz Madrid Commercial Centre

The new Oasiz Madrid shopping centre, which opened its doors on December the 2nd 2021, occupies an area of 90,000 m² with everything one can dream of when it comes to shopping, cuisine, relaxation and leisure. Oasiz Madrid, owned by Compagnie de Phalsbourg and designed by Gianni Ranaulo as lead architect, reflects customer well-being, exceptional architecture, digitisation, and sustainability. The multi-purpose centre is designed to have a minimal impact on the environment, taking care of even the smallest detail, where air, water and vegetation are combined with an innovative design and spectacular architecture, surrounded by gardens. With this focus in mind, the selection was made for 10,000 m² of MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® D... More

Project • By AllesWirdGutOffices

HCC - Hitachi Columbus Campus

It’s a simple concept: the simpler something is formulated, the more easily it is understood. This is also true of the architectural language of the Hitachi Columbus Campus in Mannheim, Germany. With its transparent appearance, the office complex by AllesWirdGut stands for a sustainable corporate attitude—and also demonstrates that resource-saving construction, climate-neutral operation, and contemporary aesthetic need not at all be conflicting interests. AllesWirdGut The campus consists of four individual built volumes defining a central square open on all sides. Trees alternate with lawns and unsealed surfaced areas. Parks bordering on the premises extend towards the middle and create an urban space with a green ambience... More

Project • By Coenen Sättele ArchitectenSocial Housing

Kerkveld, Vaals

Close to the German border in Vaals a social housing project of the early sixties wasn’t up to date anymore. Most residents left the houses before the housing cooperation decided to tear down the 47 small houses. The demolition is done in a way to keep as much material as possible reusable. Coenen Sättele Coenen Sättele The question was to give the area a new, modern architecture look and to realize an ecological and social friendly project. The development of the Vaals Kerkveld project offers four types of social houses for different target groups and a collective garden in the middle, which is connected with the public space by semipublic paths. On the street side of the houses trees and hedges guarantee the int... More