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Green architecture – Earthship Farmstead House, Virginia

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments12 June 2013

earthship-farmstead-virginia-1Nestled in the hillside of Virginia mountains, the Earthship Farmstead house received Passive House Certification in February 2013 and it is on track for LEED Platinum certification for homes. While it doesn’t represent a typical example of an earthship house, where people tend to use scrap material to build them, it is built on similar… »

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Green architecture – UC Davis Student Community Center

By Damir Beciri
One Comment5 June 2013

uc-davis-student-community-center-1The University of California recently set a minimum requirement that all new buildings meet standards equivalent to LEED Silver certification. New buildings are also required to be at least 20 percent more energy efficient than California code requirements. But the Davis campus has set their bar even higher – new buildings on the campus should… »

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Green architecture – Ying Yang House, Venice, California

By Damir Beciri
28 May 2013

yin-yang-house-1Located in neighborhood with single-family bungalows lined up side by side as if in an a small town, the Ying Yang House stands out as one of the few modern dwellings in Venice, California. This home and office was designed with both passive and active solutions to achieve nearly net-zero energy status, and it provides both… »

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Bioreactive façade with algae filled panels

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments22 April 2013

biofacade-1The SSC GmbH conducts extensive research since the beginning of 2008 to the development of processes and systems through to large-scale cultivation of microalgae. The technology was tested at a pilot plant in Hamburg Reitbrook back in 2008in collaboration with various colleges and universities in North Germany as part of the interdisciplinary R&D project TERM… »

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BIQ House has bioreactive façade with algae filled panels

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments14 April 2013

biq-house-1Although the idea of bioreactive façade with algae has been around for a while, the BIQ house is the world’s first building that actually utilizes this technology. The building is a pilot project that showcases this idea as a part of the the International Building Exhibition (IBA) in Hamburg. At the same time, the system… »

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Small Eco Houses – Rosie Joe project

By Sonja Raca
25 February 2013

rosie-joe-house-1Rosie Joe house, a small project which dates back to 2004, was built in Navajo tribal reserve close to San Juan River, near the small town Bluff in south-eastern Utah. The project gave first and second year students at University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning an opportunity to build housing for poor families,… »

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Bamboo and bamboo architecture

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments9 February 2013

bamboo-thicketBamboo – what can’t it do? To be honest, it can’t do many things, but its characteristics make it better than some dominant materials around us. As we mentioned in our roundup of most popular green architecture news and articles of 2012, you can expect a wider scope of news and articles regarding architecture. Hence,… »

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UMass Medical School Albert Sherman Center

By Damir Beciri
1 February 2013

umass-medical-school-albert-sherman-center-1University of Massachusetts Worcester campus recently got its greenest academic building which was awarded with LEED Gold certification. Although we can’t say that Albert Sherman Center can be classified among most sustainable architecture projects we previously wrote about, it is still important since it serves as an example how large academic buildings can be built,… »