Built to honor the assassinated Kanak leader, Jean-Marie Tjibaou, as well as the culture of the Kanak peoples, the cultural center is modeled after a traditional Kanak village, and the pavilions were inspired by Kanak huts. Using traditional materials coupled with modern materials and technology, Piano also utilizes clever green building strategies to keep the pavilions cool and integrate the center with nature.
Post date: 28 Iul 2010
NATURALnyDOM in Gliwice was built in 2006, using ERS (Energy Recycling System) technology: stratified heat storage, solar collectors, fireplace with a water jacket, wall heating, control system, and construction elements - active “breathing” partition, winter garden.
Post date: 6 Iul 2010
The report features the following contents:
Post date: 27 Apr 2010
The analysis featured in this report has been performed through on-line electronic surveys in order to ascertain the existing state of play in terms of environmental awareness, knowledge, ability-base and demands within architectural practice and collect feedback by building practitioners. Results of the surveys are divided in three main sections:
A. Sustainable environmental design in the architectural curriculum;
B. Sustainable environmental design in education and professional development;
Post date: 27 Apr 2010
Brussels, 24 March 2010 – ‘Achieving intelligent energy in cities by
speaking the same language’ was the theme of the event jointly organised
today by the Architects Council of Europe and the European Concrete
Platform. The two organisations also launched the results of the
‘Common Language’ project.
“There is a need for a holistic approach to sustainable construction
and we have thus aimed to show leadership in this field” stated Selma
Harrington, President of ACE.
Post date: 16 Apr 2010
Post date: 18 Dec 2009
This practical manual:
Explains the philosophy and underpinnings of effective integrative design, addressing systems thinking and building and community design from a whole-living system perspective
Details how to implement integrative design from the discovery phase to occupancy, supported by process outlines, itemized tasks, practice examples, case studies, and real-world stories illustrating the nature of this work
Explores the deeper understanding of integration that is required to transform architectural practice and our role on the planet
Post date: 5 Iul 2009
Post date: 14 Iun 2009