Why green rooftops should become the new normal for cities: Strelka KB study, carried out during the COVID-19 lockdown, shows that greening strategies have multiple positive effects
Perkins&Will which designs offices for some of the world’s largest firms is the first architect in the world to have pledged to deliver net-zero interiors and fit-outs for commercial tenants.
Post-COP25 news: forcing sustainable buildings via legislation – local, state, and federal laws will soon require all new and existing buildings to be sustainable. In California and other states, all new housing must be green in 2020., other building types to follow.
“Zero Carbon Buildings 2050” report by Independent research organisation CE Delft recommends long-term roadmap of policies to deliver essential carbon reductions in residential building sector.
Cool Abu Dhabi design competition winner by Mask Architects: Oasys+System – artificial breathing palm modular structure system, one of 10 winners in global contest to tackle climate change
Net Zero carbon buildings news: World Green Building Council launches GRESB, the leading global sustainability benchmark for real estate portfolios, to recognise companies that make a Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment.
Sustainable building news: 2020 will be a defining year for the UK’s built environment, marking the dawn of a decade of action in which the industry will be transformed by the UN’s 2030 agenda for sustainable development.
27th World Congress of Architects: UIA2020RIO news – virtual discussions for global architectural event by The International Union of Architects (UIA) and the Brazilian Institute of Architects (IAB).
“Concrete is causing climate catastrophe. It is time to break the silence”, say The Concrete Generation, Sweden: “We need the UN climate development goals to recognize sustainable materials like wood to create a healthier planet”.
Vision for a new green neighbourhood announced – C.F. Møller Architects’ masterplan situated over the railway in Aarhus creates a green, car-free, and vibrant district for everyone.
Award for 18 Screens House designed by Sanjay Puri Architects – Lucknow property planned to allude to the traditional Indian courtyard house in response to location’s climate
WORK x ation Site Karuizawa building design by Yuji Tanabe Architects in Nagano Prefecture, Japan: renovation of a restaurant building into workation offices to support a flexible working style
ACROS Centre in Fukuoka, Japan, designed by Argentinian architect Emilio Ambasz, reaches 25th anniversary. The 100,000-sqm city centre building works with nature, an inspiration to the world.
Car Parking Solar Roof Bangkok – iconic Power Wing Bangkok design by Openbox Architects at B.GRIMM POWER Headquarters office, Thailand, raises awareness of sustainable energy to public.
Campaigners call on governments to take action. To mark the International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22nd), campaigning charity Population Matters is calling on governments across the world to take action to address population in order to protect biodiversity.
Climate and Biodiversity Emergency declared by leading UK landscape architects: they call on landscape architecture firms around the world to act in response to climate breakdown and biodiversity collapse.
Concrete is essential for our economy and our way of life, now and in the future. New homes, schools, hospitals, workplaces, roads, railways, and the infrastructure that gives us clean water, sanitation and renewable energy.
Designed by hb+a Architects’ intention with the Box Factory project was to rely only on renewable energy source and create a prefabricated single family house using age old principles of site orientation, wind direction.