The Smartest Buildings

NASA Sustainability Base in Moffett Field, California by
William McDonough Partners

Designed for approximately 200 people the new facility optimizes passive design strategies and is projected to demand only 12 percent of the electrical power and only 10 percent of the potable water that a conventional, code-compliant building would demand. All irrigation is provided by recycled and reclaimed water. For more information and images, Click Here.
Image: William McDonough Partners

VELUX Sunlighthouse in Austria by HEIN-TROY Architects

The building sector has a great impact on the environment. Sunlighthouse is the third of six Model Home 2020 experiment in Europe launched by the VELUX Group as part of our strategy to take an active part in developing sustainable buildings for the future. The idea is to demonstrate that even under these challenging conditions it is possible to build sustainable constructions by balancing energy, environment and indoor climate with plenty of daylight and fresh air, explains VELUX Austria General Manager Michael Walter. For more information and images, Click Here.
Image: Adam M

Ecological Children Activity and Education Center by 24H architecture

The design adopts all bioclimatic aspects to suits its humid tropical environment. The roof cantilevers up to 8m acting like a big umbrella providing shade and protection from the heavy rains. The open design with the translucent elevated rooftop and setback floors allow a natural airflow inside and the use of natural daylight, limiting the buildings energy consumption. For more information and images, Click Here.
Image: 24h architecture.

Im Lost In Paris, France by R & Sie(n)

It's the story of an urban witch living behind a rear windows designed as a duck cabana. As alchemist, she feeds the plant with drop by drop hydroponics system watering liquid substances coming from the bacterian chemical preparation in 200 beakers disseminated in the ferns surfaces.The neighborhood is both attracted by the green aspect and repulsed by the brewage and the process to produce it. For more information and images, Click Here.
Image: R&Sie(n)

Jellyfish Theatre in London by Folke Koebberling and Martin Kaltwasser

One man's trash is another's man treasure, says Martin Kaltwasser. Koebberling & Kaltwasser have worked alongside volunteers to create The Jellyfish Theatre is the first fully-functioning theatre made entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials. For more information and images, Click Here.
Image: Koebberling/Kaltwasser

BG Building Groningen in the Netherlands by UNStudio

A new, 92 meter tall complex of soft, undulating curves marks the skyline of Groningen. Tall buildings are generally associated with mid-twentieth century modernism. Their harsh, business-like exteriors contain powerful, inaccessible-seeming strongholds. By contrast, the DUO and Tax offices deliberately cloak a commanding public institution in an organic, friendlier and more future-oriented form. For more information and images, Click Here.
Image: UNStudio

The Meera House in Singapore by Guz Architects

This house is located on a new housing estate on the island of Sentosa adjacent to Singapore. The strategy was to build a solid wall to each side neighbor to provide privacy where possible, while creating a central light and stairwell which would funnel the sea breeze through the center of the building. For more information and images, Click Here.
Image: Patrick Bingham Hall

The Green School in Indonesia by PT Bambu

PT Bambu think out of the box. The Green School in Bali do not look like most peoples mental image of what a school is supposed to be. It is giving its students a relevant, holistic and green education in one of the most amazing environments on the planet. For more information and images, Click Here.

Hillside House in Mill Valley, California, USA by SB Architects

Designed by San Francisco-based SB Architects, an international firm well-known for the design of site-sensitive resort and mixed-use projects around the world, and built by well-known green builder McDonald Construction & Development, this home is a statement of what is possible combining high design with high sustainability. For more information and images, Click Here.
Image: Mariko Reed

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    great designs

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