Why the Future is Green

Using recyclable natural resources in construction plays a large part in green architecture. But that’s not all. Sustainable architecture also facilitates natural ventilation and lighting and reduces dependency on external resources. For example, one could use green roof systems, which can significantly reduce heating and cooling costs at home. Green architecture also goes a long… Read More Why the Future is Green

Laboratory in Hamilton by Diamond Schmitt Architects wins AIA Top Ten Green project award

The CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory (LEED Platinum-certified) in Hamilton, Ontario by Diamond Schmitt Architects was announced as a winner in the American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green projects for 2015. This is the only Canadian project to receive this distinction for 2015. Natural Resources Canada relocated its CANMET Materials Technology… Read More Laboratory in Hamilton by Diamond Schmitt Architects wins AIA Top Ten Green project award

Architects to check malpractices with project registration number

DETERMINED to sanitise the construction industry, Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) has introduced a new initiative – Architect Project Registration Number (APRN), calling on all governments to support the initiative. The measure, according to ARCON would be a major way forward towards stemming cases of corruption plaguing the construction industry in Nigeria. Source :… Read More Architects to check malpractices with project registration number

not a number architects envisions bucharest juice bar as an urban cabin

occupying a small plot in the center of bucharest, this juice bar adopts the irregular outline of a derelict turkish café, which previously stood on the site. designed by not a number architects, the scheme was conceived as a secure and protective cabin – placed within an urban context. interior space is organized around a… Read More not a number architects envisions bucharest juice bar as an urban cabin

Germantown to vote on hiring architects for new school, Riverdale expansion

The Germantown Municipal School District is moving forward with two major capital improvement projects with the anticipated hiring of an architectural and engineering firm to design more specific plans and estimate costs. The school board on Wednesday discussed hiring Lakeland-based firm A2H to design plans for both an expansion of Riverdale School and a new… Read More Germantown to vote on hiring architects for new school, Riverdale expansion

France’s Expo pavilion is a wooden lattice with plants and food slotted into its crevices

Milan Expo 2015: a robot cut all the components used to build France’s Expo pavilion – a curved wooden lattice structure designed by XTU Architects to become a trellis for growing vegetables, herbs and hops (+ slideshow). France’s national pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015 was intended to showcase the country’s innovations in timber construction, as well as… Read More France’s Expo pavilion is a wooden lattice with plants and food slotted into its crevices