Posts tagged as 'Sustainability'

Wed 5.11.

‘Silo’ restaurant interior by Baines&Fricker (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 05.11.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

Silo Restaurant Interior by Baines&Fricker, photo: Lisa Devlin

Silo restaurant by Baines&Fricker, photo: Lisa Devlin

The ethical and functional interior of Silo, the UK’s first zero-waste restaurant, is the work of husband and wife design team Baines&Fricker.

 

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Thanks to our friends at Actes Sud publishers, we’re giving away four free copies of ‘Simon Vélez Architect. Mastering Bamboo’, a strikingly illustrated monograph on the work of the free-thinking and highly respected Colombian architect, with photography by renowned architectural photographer Deidi von Schaewen.
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In this first installment of our new series featuring the work of renowned architectural photographer DEIDI VON SCHAEWEN, we take a look at a unique exhibition of Colombian architect and bamboo-master Simon Vélez’s work, currently installed in the grounds of La Bambouseraie in the South of France. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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A revolution in the kitchen: Valcucine's 'Invitrum' base units are the first 100% recyclable products of their kind in glass and recycled aluminium. Carcass sides measure a mere 10mm in thickness

A revolution in the kitchen: Valcucine’s ‘Invitrum’ base units are the first 100% recyclable products of their kind in glass and recycled aluminium. Carcass sides measure a mere 10mm in thickness

There’s something cooking in the kitchen and we’re not talking food. It’s a revolution in product design, production and consumption. Respected Italian kitchen manufacturer Valcucine, whose brand has long been known for its craftsmanship and research-led ergonomics, is getting tough on waste. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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London-based architectural office Wilkinson Eyre have delivered the Cool Conservatory Complex at Singapore's show-stopping Gardens by the Bay project

London-based architectural office Wilkinson Eyre have delivered the Cool Conservatory Complex at Singapore’s show-stopping Gardens by the Bay project

 

London-based architectural office Wilkinson Eyre have delivered the focal point of Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay project, a key part of the government’s vision to transform the island state into a ‘City in a Garden’.

 

The Cooled Conservatory Complex, at the heart of a 101-hectare site that comprises three distinct waterfront gardens, consists of two large-scale glasshouses, which, covering 20,000 square metres, rank among the biggest climate-controlled structures in the world. Each environment has its own distinctive character – one features a dry climate (the “Flower Dome”), the other a cool, moist one (the “Cloud Forest”) – and examines the relation between climate change and horticulture.

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Architonic Concept Space IV has been developed in FluidSolids®, an innovative new material by Beat Karrer

Architonic doesn’t do things by halves. For its Concept Space IV – the latest in a series of technologically innovative and architecturally led fair stands installed at the best design events internationally – it commissioned leading Swiss designer Beat Karrer to create an physical environment that is both structurally and materially striking, as well as ecologically smart. The result: a new kind of presentation space embracing a brand new material technology – FluidSolids®. (more…)

Eneco Headquarter Rotterdam; photo by Matthijs van Roon

Hofman Dujardin Architecten, an Amsterdam-based architectural practice run by Barbara Dujardin and Michiel Hofman have collaborated with Fokkema & Partners Architecten on the interior design of the recently completed new headquarters for a sustainable energy company Eneco. Located in Rotterdam, the 14-storey 25,000-square-meters building itself was designed by Dam & Partners Architecten and features a light-reflective façade incorporating planted tufts of greenery which frame windows on the lower levels of the building.

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Mon 25.6.

Living in an Open Floor Plan

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 25.06.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

Sleeping on the bridge: alternative usage of a former connection of two buildings; Photo © Pierre Kellenberger / Architonic

At a former industrial site in the North of Zurich, young people show the potential of an open floor plan, how to build sustainably using recycled materials, how to be resource conscious, and demonstrate that food from Aldi – a discounter – can well be in line with an ecological and anti-consumption attitude. (by Susanne Fritz)

 

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