case studies

A fresh approach to social housing: Lacaton & Vassal architects, Frédéric Druot Architecture and Christophe Hutin Architecture have gained the 2019 Mies van der Rohe Award for their transformation of 530 apartments in the Grand Parc Bordeaux project.
Post date: 16 Oct 2019
Type: Case

VISTA is located in the Luciline-Rives de Seine eco-district, the only French project on the prestigious European label Future Cities dedicated to urban planning programs designed to better prevent and combat the effects of climate change. This commercial and housing complex completes the built front along the Seine, in a developing area. This new office built in 2017 consists in the realization of 4,600 m² of offices for the Matmut Group and 45 social housing units.  
Post date: 11 Oct 2019
Type: Case

The project idea was born from the need to create a work that became a structure at the service of the beach of Samson Island of Elba, among the twelve most beautiful beaches in Italy.
Post date: 2 Oct 2019
Type: Case

The project (planned for completion in 2019) is part of a study that compares the practical comparisons of different energy concepts for highly efficient, ecological and economically operated multi-family dwellings. One goal here is to achieve the lowest possible energy and heating demand in the operation of the building. For this purpose, different variants were already planned and selected for the construction, such as heating system and building shell according to the latest research findings.
Post date: 17 Sep 2019
Type: Case

The goal of the Perlita Project is to show a new path for low energy consumption buildings in Los Angeles and in Southern California through realistic, affordable and reproducible solutions.   The main focus was the energy efficiency. We followed the PassiveHouse standard path, which is the leading international low energy building standard with more than 85,000 buildingsaround the globe in all climate zones, to deliver ahigh level of comfort with very low energy consumption.  
Post date: 29 Aug 2019
Type: Case

Description générale:   Situé sur un ancien site de Belgacom, devenu terrain en friche, le bâtiment dédié au durable s'élèvera sur deux étages le long de la rue Dieudonné Lefèvre. Au rez-de-chaussée, les ateliers (sur 5.000 m2) ; et à l'étage, les espaces liés aux incubateurs d'entreprises (sur 2.500 m2).   
Post date: 29 Aug 2019
Type: Case

This new residential complex in Tirol, completed in 2018, is a passive house construction with 20 condominiums, 19 underground parking spaces and 8 carport spaces. The structure is U-shaped and is divided, due to the slope, in a basement with underground parking, a ground floor and 4 other above-ground floors.   The outstandingly low levels of energy demand and consequential CO2 emissions have made it achieve the Bronze status of the Austrian klimaaktiv criteria.  
Post date: 26 Jul 2019
Type: Case

Unique view and idyllic location, this project in the heart of Vienna consists of 117 privately financed condos. Its planned completion is foreseen for 2019.   The building presents a promising living space in a prime location - right next to the Otto-Benesch-Park and the recreational area near the Wienerberg pond.   
Post date: 23 Jul 2019
Type: Case

A more than 12,000 m² glass envelope covers all of the buildings in this further training academy. PV systems were integrated into the roof surfaces and the south-west surfaces of the glass envelope on the sides. The almost 3200 PV modules have a varying solar cell packing density.  
Post date: 6 May 2019
Type: Case

The book present exemplary selected projects carried out in the Trentino-Alto Adige region (Italy) exploring building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) systems (i.e. modules, construction system, energy systems). 18 case studies are presented analyzing three aspects of PV integration: aesthetic, energy and technology. Each case study provides information on decision-making, design process and lessons learnt, ilustrated with pictures and architectural details.  
Post date: 6 May 2019
Type: Publication