Building Envelope Archive

  • Visionary architect proposes project with ‘zero-emission, zero-waste, zero-poverty’ for Philippines Paris-based architect Vincent Callebaut consistently attempts to bring an environmental preservation theme into his projects. In the Summer 2017 issue of Green Building + Architecture magazine, we featured an article on Callebaut’s Agora Garden Tower, […]

    Futuristic eco-resort

    Visionary architect proposes project with ‘zero-emission, zero-waste, zero-poverty’ for Philippines Paris-based architect Vincent Callebaut consistently attempts to bring an environmental preservation theme into his projects. In the Summer 2017 issue of Green Building + Architecture magazine, we featured an article on Callebaut’s Agora Garden Tower, […]

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  • Proposed project utilizing wood and plants seen as catalyst for future sustainable buildings Penda architects have teamed up with wood consultants from CLT-brand Tmber to propose a modular and natural high-rise tower in Toronto. The Tree Tower Toronto project is seen as a catalyst for […]

    Tree Tower Toronto

    Proposed project utilizing wood and plants seen as catalyst for future sustainable buildings Penda architects have teamed up with wood consultants from CLT-brand Tmber to propose a modular and natural high-rise tower in Toronto. The Tree Tower Toronto project is seen as a catalyst for […]

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  • Vincent Callebaut’s historic Agora Garden Tower the ‘right symbiosis between humanity and nature’ It’s been a long time coming, but the spell-binding Agora Garden Tower, a masterpiece of sustainable design conceived by Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut, is twisting its way to completion. Construction of this […]

    Taiwanese twist

    Vincent Callebaut’s historic Agora Garden Tower the ‘right symbiosis between humanity and nature’ It’s been a long time coming, but the spell-binding Agora Garden Tower, a masterpiece of sustainable design conceived by Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut, is twisting its way to completion. Construction of this […]

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  • Wadala Tower concept an avant-garde design driven by strong image of Indian snakes Mumbai, India – When completed, the mix-use Wadala Tower would be one of the tallest of its kind in the world. Currently in the planning stages, it’s been designed by world-renowned architect […]

    Snaking into the future

    Wadala Tower concept an avant-garde design driven by strong image of Indian snakes Mumbai, India – When completed, the mix-use Wadala Tower would be one of the tallest of its kind in the world. Currently in the planning stages, it’s been designed by world-renowned architect […]

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  •   How Toronto Method quickly delivers well-insulated, air-tight healthy homes utilizing local trades, materials The clients came to Sustainable.TO with a specific list of desires. For their forward-thinking Risebrough Residence in North York, they wanted a home that would sip energy, endure for generations and […]

    When less is more

      How Toronto Method quickly delivers well-insulated, air-tight healthy homes utilizing local trades, materials The clients came to Sustainable.TO with a specific list of desires. For their forward-thinking Risebrough Residence in North York, they wanted a home that would sip energy, endure for generations and […]

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  • The Edge, the world’s most intelligent smart building, turns a traditional office environment upside down The work day may start the same as anywhere else, but the minute employees enter The Edge building in Amsterdam all bets are off. Forget everything you have ever associated […]

    Orwellian nightmare or workplace nirvana?

    The Edge, the world’s most intelligent smart building, turns a traditional office environment upside down The work day may start the same as anywhere else, but the minute employees enter The Edge building in Amsterdam all bets are off. Forget everything you have ever associated […]

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  • Highest wooden building in the world to be built in Amsterdam Beginning in 2017, construction of the tallest timber tower in the world will get underway on the banks of the Amstel River in Amsterdam. Called HAUT – drawing inspiration from haute couture or designed, […]

    Above all else

    Highest wooden building in the world to be built in Amsterdam Beginning in 2017, construction of the tallest timber tower in the world will get underway on the banks of the Amstel River in Amsterdam. Called HAUT – drawing inspiration from haute couture or designed, […]

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  •   By William Hirsch Green building is the catch phrase for the creation of houses that are energy-efficient and environmentally responsible in their design and construction. I’m old enough to remember the first Earth Day in 1970 when we called green building and sustainable design “ecology.” […]

    The straight goods on green building and energy-efficient home design

      By William Hirsch Green building is the catch phrase for the creation of houses that are energy-efficient and environmentally responsible in their design and construction. I’m old enough to remember the first Earth Day in 1970 when we called green building and sustainable design “ecology.” […]

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  • The Bjarke Ingels Group’s King Street West design melds suburban sensibilities with cityscape It’s not exactly a walk on the wild side, but standout architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has definitely stepped outside the box with its much-heralded King Street West project. Breaking with […]

    A glimpse of Toronto’s future

    The Bjarke Ingels Group’s King Street West design melds suburban sensibilities with cityscape It’s not exactly a walk on the wild side, but standout architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has definitely stepped outside the box with its much-heralded King Street West project. Breaking with […]

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  • Ottawa’s Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards poised to take its place among top entrepreneurial hubs Ingenuity and sustainable progressive thinking are talking points for Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District and Waterloo’s Communitech, but now they’ve got company. Enter Ottawa’s Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards (ICBY). The […]

    On the cusp

    Ottawa’s Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards poised to take its place among top entrepreneurial hubs Ingenuity and sustainable progressive thinking are talking points for Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District and Waterloo’s Communitech, but now they’ve got company. Enter Ottawa’s Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards (ICBY). The […]

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