In the aftermath of the 2007 global financial crisis and rampant global warming –and perhaps the demise of “starchitecture” as a default procedure to build urban identity–, the Palazzo del Cinema Locarno project is guided by principles of economy, trying to capitalise in the existing structure and the public affection for the Palazzo Scolastico –which used to host the local schools and now hosts a variety of NGOs and community associations, to provide an architectural identity for the new cinema complex in Piazza Remo Rossi in Locarno, in the shores of Maggiore
Post date: 15 Apr 2021
Passives office having obtained the Passif Plus label with in particular a large surface area of photovoltaic panels.
Treated Floor Area according to PHPP: 217 m2
Construction type: timber construction
Year of construction: 2019
Post date: 30 Mar 2021
The renovation of this residential building locate in Munich was implemented in the framework of the FP7 funded E2Rebuild project:
Post date: 29 Mar 2021
Fiddleback House provides a young family with contemporary living in a certified Passive House that respects the pristine alpine environment of its surrounds.
Through intelligent design and collaborative decision making, Fiddleback House is a striking example of an affordable home that meets world-leading standards in sustainability and comfort.
Post date: 19 Mar 2021
The 'Bale House' is the new Visitor Centre in Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve, funded by Hastings Borough Council with grant aid from the Interreg NWE programme.
From the foundations to facade, it is constructed from natural and recycled materials which are healthy, fireproof, breathable, and they lock up carbon from the atmosphere, recycling agricultural by-products.
Post date: 16 Mar 2021
As part of Finland’s centenary celebrations, Helsinki is now home to Oodi. It is a magnificent hybrid wooden construction and landmark that serves to refresh the city’s library services for 150 years to come.
The centrepiece of the library, which will serve as a flexible open public space for an estimated 10,000 daily visitors, is a gigantic wooden bridge structure that extends out towards the Finnish Parliament across the Citizens’ Square.
Post date: 10 Mar 2021
The aim of the project and the associated construction measures is to repair the existing and restore the original condition.
The floor plans will be spatially and functionally separated, with the aim of consistently uncovering the core building from 1765 on all floors.
Post date: 1 Mar 2021
Architects: Space Popular
Area: 235 m²
Photographs: Mariela Apollonio
Collaborating Architects: Estudio Alberto Burgos, Javier Cortina Maruenda
City: Santa Bárbara
The Brick Vault House is a prototype for suburban house construction that integrates industrialised construction methods with traditional craftsmanship in Valencia, Spain.
Post date: 16 Feb 2021
Brinova Arena Karlskrona is a multi functional venue suitable for both larger events and smaller sports activities. It is built to PHI Low Energy Standard and was completed in 2019.
Post date: 9 Feb 2021
The multi-family house from the turn of the century was saved from demolition and extensively renovated. 6 apartments were set up with the latest technology and low energy consumption. The usable building fabric was carefully renovated and new elements added accordingly.
The comprehensive renovation enables comfort standards from the new building in the guise of an old building:
Post date: 3 Feb 2021