Building Envelope Archive

  •   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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  • World’s first fully functional 3D printed office building Located at the foot of Emirates Towers, the Office of the Future is the world’s first fully functional and permanently occupied ‘3D printed’ building. The 253 sqm building acts as the home for the Dubai Future Foundation […]

    KILLA DESIGN – Office of the Future

    World’s first fully functional 3D printed office building Located at the foot of Emirates Towers, the Office of the Future is the world’s first fully functional and permanently occupied ‘3D printed’ building. The 253 sqm building acts as the home for the Dubai Future Foundation […]

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  • 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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