Building Envelope Archive

  • Located in the heart of Tirana, in the same urban district as the historical residence of Albanian Communist Party leader Enver Hoxha, the Blloku Cube is the new multifunctional center signed by Stefano Boeri Architetti, now under construction. The building stands right on the junction […]

    The Blloku Cube is the first building project by Stefano Boeri Architetti in Tirana

    Located in the heart of Tirana, in the same urban district as the historical residence of Albanian Communist Party leader Enver Hoxha, the Blloku Cube is the new multifunctional center signed by Stefano Boeri Architetti, now under construction. The building stands right on the junction […]

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  •   Images by Chao Zhang The new home for Shenzhen Energy Company looks different because it performs differently: the building skin is developed to maximize the sustainable performance and workplace comfort in the local subtropical climate of China’s tech and innovation hub in Shenzhen. The […]

    BIG’S PLEATED SKYSCRAPER COMPLETES IN SHENZHEN

      Images by Chao Zhang The new home for Shenzhen Energy Company looks different because it performs differently: the building skin is developed to maximize the sustainable performance and workplace comfort in the local subtropical climate of China’s tech and innovation hub in Shenzhen. The […]

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  • Vertical Forest is a model for a sustainable residential building, a project for metropolitan reforestation contributing to the regeneration of the environment and urban biodiversity without the implication of expanding the city upon the territory. The first example of Vertical Forest consisting of two residential […]

    Brisbin Brook Beynon Architects bring Vertical Forest concept to Toronto

    Vertical Forest is a model for a sustainable residential building, a project for metropolitan reforestation contributing to the regeneration of the environment and urban biodiversity without the implication of expanding the city upon the territory. The first example of Vertical Forest consisting of two residential […]

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  •   Canada’s first Zero Carbon Building – Design project The uniquely modern evolv1 urban office building in Waterloo, Ontario, is the first-ever project to receive a Zero Carbon Building – Design certification under CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard. The certification means evolv1 has demonstrated design excellence and provided documentation […]

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      Canada’s first Zero Carbon Building – Design project The uniquely modern evolv1 urban office building in Waterloo, Ontario, is the first-ever project to receive a Zero Carbon Building – Design certification under CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard. The certification means evolv1 has demonstrated design excellence and provided documentation […]

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  • Morpheus, a new flagship hotel for the City of Dreams resort in Macau Asia’s most popular entertainment destination, Macau welcomed more than 32 million tourists in 2017, with visitor numbers increasing every year. Located in Cotai, Macau, City of Dreams is a leading integrated resort […]

    ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

    Morpheus, a new flagship hotel for the City of Dreams resort in Macau Asia’s most popular entertainment destination, Macau welcomed more than 32 million tourists in 2017, with visitor numbers increasing every year. Located in Cotai, Macau, City of Dreams is a leading integrated resort […]

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  • Oasia Hotel Downtown Offers a Living Prototype for Commercial High-Rise Development The Oasia Hotel Downtown, designed by Singapore-based WOHA Architects, presents a radically different face to the world than its glassy neighbors in that city’s central business district. The structure incorporates 25 species of creeper […]

    WOHA ARCHITECTS – Living green tower in downtown Singapore

    Oasia Hotel Downtown Offers a Living Prototype for Commercial High-Rise Development The Oasia Hotel Downtown, designed by Singapore-based WOHA Architects, presents a radically different face to the world than its glassy neighbors in that city’s central business district. The structure incorporates 25 species of creeper […]

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  •   An architectural backstory at the heart of a glorious Kensington Market renovation This is a story behind the story about the metamorphosis of a century-old property in Toronto’s Kensington Market district. The project? The Kensington, 299/301 Augusta Avenue. The main player? Design/Build company Barbini […]

    Going the extra mile

      An architectural backstory at the heart of a glorious Kensington Market renovation This is a story behind the story about the metamorphosis of a century-old property in Toronto’s Kensington Market district. The project? The Kensington, 299/301 Augusta Avenue. The main player? Design/Build company Barbini […]

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  •   Hybrid tower using Milessa Modules accommodates layers of vertical gardens Carlo Milessa isn’t one to rest on his laurels. In great detail, just a few short months ago, Milessa drew attention to his novel approach to architectural design – the Milessa Modules, a hexagonal […]

    Making deserts bloom

      Hybrid tower using Milessa Modules accommodates layers of vertical gardens Carlo Milessa isn’t one to rest on his laurels. In great detail, just a few short months ago, Milessa drew attention to his novel approach to architectural design – the Milessa Modules, a hexagonal […]

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  •   Recyling (and upcycling) debris helps historic, war-torn Mosul emerge from ruins On July 9, 2017, after nine months of fierce battle, the Iraqi army, backed by an international coalition, defeated the forces of the Islamic State that had occupied Mosul since the proclamation of […]

    THE 5 FARMING BRIDGES. Architect Vincent Callebaut proposes reconstruction model for Mosul using high-tech 3D-printing technology involving spider-like robots and drones.

      Recyling (and upcycling) debris helps historic, war-torn Mosul emerge from ruins On July 9, 2017, after nine months of fierce battle, the Iraqi army, backed by an international coalition, defeated the forces of the Islamic State that had occupied Mosul since the proclamation of […]

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  •     KAPSARC (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre) Riyadh, Saudi Arabia KAPSARC (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre) is a non-profit institution for independent research into policies that contribute to the most effective use of energy to provide social wellbeing across the […]

    ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

        KAPSARC (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre) Riyadh, Saudi Arabia KAPSARC (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre) is a non-profit institution for independent research into policies that contribute to the most effective use of energy to provide social wellbeing across the […]

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