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Green architecture – Junction House, Melbourne

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments29 November 2013

junction-house-melbourne-1Situated in west Melbourne, the Junction House project required town planning due to the small lot size and its narrow northern frontage site. To overcome these issues, the architects decided to raise both the living areas and the mass of the building up. Aside being cleverly built, the house features various sustainable solutions which make… »

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Green architecture – Human Health Building

By Damir Beciri
20 November 2013

human-health-building-1Built on the northwest corner of Oakland University’s campus, Human Health Building (HBB) emerged from need for more space in university’s School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences. Aside providing the two schools with greater collaborative setting among students, facility and community partners, HBB became the first LEED Platinum certified building on a university… »

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Green architecture – Ehrlich Retreat +

By Damir Beciri
19 June 2013

ehrlich-retreat-1Around 10 years ago, Ehrlich residence has set a benchmark for sustainable architecture built the house around a garden, emphasizing the nature and tranquility that he sorely missed. A decade later, private investor Craig Ehrlich discovered that his neighbors were moving, and promptly decided to continue his adventures in architecture with Ehrlich Retreat + –… »

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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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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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Top 5 news and articles regarding green architecture in 2012

By Rob Aid
One Comment7 January 2013

top-5-2012-green-architectureWe’re glad that there’s a growing number of architects and architecture professors which promote green building, and our little contribution of fine examples of green architecture and sustainable solutions. While we’re still going to be picky about the projects we choose to cover, we’re going to widen our news and articles about architecture by describing… »