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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 – 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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Green architecture – Clarkson University Student Center

By Damir Beciri
12 November 2012

clarkson-university-student-center-1Clarkson University’s new Student Center is a great example how functionality can be combined with sustainable features in order to minimize the impact of the building onto the environment. The goal of its construction is to unite student programs in one building and to link the new center to the other academic buildings on campus…. »

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Green architecture – Walton Residence, California

By Damir Beciri
One Comment31 July 2012

walton-residence-1Located at 1521 Neptune Ave, Encinitas, California, the Walton Residence recently received LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council. The exquisite and luxurious, yet clean-lined home which is sited on a previously developed lot across the street from the beach in beautiful Leucadia, received a total of 108 out of a possible 136 LEED… »

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Green architecture – College of Human Ecology at Cornell

By Damir Beciri
One Comment18 July 2012

cornell-college-of-human-ecology-1The Cornell University College of Human Ecology Building modern design blends into the surrounding natural landscape with minimal disruption to the neighboring community on Forest Home Drive. The building was built with commitment to responsible stewardship and sustainability, and it is on target to achieve LEED Gold certification with striving for LEED Platinum, the highest… »

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Green architecture – SUNY Sheila Johnson Design Center

By Damir Beciri
26 June 2012

suny-morrisville-sheila-johnson-design-center-1State University of New York (SUNY) Sheila Johnson Design Center building at the Morrisville State College is an interesting example of how a building can be transformed to serve another purpose. An old dairy barn on the college’s ground was converted into a keynote building of the campus. The new modern looking facility for new programs… »

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Green architecture – Primera Terra community

By Damir Beciri
One Comment1 May 2012

primera-terra-community-1Despite the fact this project isn’t new it earned its spot among our articles due to a different approach that increases sustainability. KB Home’s Primera Terra community serves as a great example to architects and builders which shows that you can gain a LEED Platinum certificate without power generation utilities – a part of most… »

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Green architecture – BedZED eco-community

By Sonja Raca
4 Comments17 December 2011

bedzed-1Energy efficiency and renewable energies are becoming an important fact in architecture today. Since new and more affordable technologies emerge, solar harnessed electric energy and heating, as well as passive and active systems of heating and cooling are becoming more widely spread. This way of ecological living is practiced by BedZED – an environmentally friendly… »