Tag Archives: Sustainable Architecture

Natural Slate Offers Eco-Friendly Advantages

Natural slate offers an economically competitive, totally sustainable alternative for roofs and cladding. Conducted by independent international studies, natural slate has been recognized for producing the least negative effects on the physical environment.

Welsh Designer Creates Portable And Sustainable Homes

Mark Waghorn is a Welsh architect who has designed two homes that conform to the Wales One Planet Development guidelines for sustainable homes.

Wangjing SOHO Wins Emporis Skyscraper Award

Waigjing SOHO wins Emporis Award

Wangjing SOHO took first prize in the 2015 Emporis Awards competition. Its fluid design and energy efficiency impressed the panel of international experts.

Sustainability Key To Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House captured the spirit and soul of an entire continent and is one of the first buildings designed with sustainability in mind. It was built to last 250 years.

Sustainability was one of the key considerations in the design of the Sydney Opera House, which was built to last 250 years.

Try This Solar Decathlon Net-Zero Energy Home on for Size: the Chip House

For those sustainability designers and innovators wanting a net-zero product, take a look at the Chip House, a 2011 entry in the DoE’s Solar Decathlon, placing sixth.

Green Building 101: Using Bioclimatic Design to Build a Passive, Sustainable Dwelling

Bioclimatic Design

Building a greener dwelling isn’t some lofty idea but practical solutions we all must make to build a more sustainable future. As we started with consideration of space in Green Building 101-Week 1; How Defines Us in Terms of Sustainable Building; Now, we look at the environment around us as we build our Eco-conscious dwelling. By building in harmony with the natural environment and cooperating instead of fighting with the regional climate; Green Building takes a passive approach which requires less energy to run once the building is erected. Bioclimatic design is utilized during the design phase of a home or building.

Crossway Home; A Home Design in Collaboration of the Past and the Present

The Crossway House in Kent, UK, uses historical techniques intermixed with new modern ideals leaving a zero-carbon footprint.