green architecture

Ecomo Prefab Home: Make It As You Like It

December 6, 2010 / No Comments

A prefabricated home that can serve several purposes and can be assembled according to the owner’s needs – is not a fantasy anymore. The Ecomo Modular Home comes as square modular units which can be used as living spaces, play areas or as sleeping quarters, depending on the requirement of the owner. What’s most appealing is that the layout can be ...

Picture Perfect Invisible Treehouse Comes Up In Sweden

July 15, 2010 / 1 Comment

When architects Tham and Videgard announced their intention to build an almost invisible treehouse, they were told it would be impossible to pull it off. But the duo have been able to successfully build one, and have plans to replicate it to be a group of six invisible treehouse units, that will be Treehotels in Sweden.

Underground House in Sweden is Both Beautiful and Nature-Friendly

December 17, 2009 / 1 Comment

In Vals, Switzerland, modern architecture has been problematic for quite some time now - there's a beautiful untouched landscape that just takes your breath away there, and the local community is mostly in agreement that architects are slowly destroying it with their new designs. Knowing that, it's hard to imagine a house that's both stylish and accepted by this community ...

Industrial Building Given a Modern, Eco-friendly Facelift

October 23, 2009 / No Comments

Looking at the LEED Silver building, or the Koll Airport Professional Center it would be difficult to believe that this was once an industrial building. The old building wasn't razed to the ground to build this one, in fact, LPA Inc., which was hired by the Koll Company, has transformed the old building giving it a new look.

Asia’s Tallest Building to be Built in South Korea

October 21, 2009 / No Comments

When completed in 2014, the Lotte Super Tower 123 will be the tallest building in Asia, and the second tallest in the world. A project of the Lotte Group, the tower will hold the company's headquarters, and will be built by Lotte Construction, a subsidiary of the Lotte Group.

The ‘greenest’ development in Turkey coming up in Istanbul

August 15, 2009 / 1 Comment

The VARYAP Meridian Project, which was unveiled in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, recently has been described as Turkey’s “most green” development. A mixed-use, super-development which will house Istanbul’s new financial and business district, the project is located the Atasehir district.

Triangular Architecture for the Soochow Securities Headquarters

August 14, 2009 / No Comments

Designed by Goettsch Partners, this triangular skyscraper has managed to win the design competition held for the new Soochow Securities Headquarters. A credible accolade of the design were the ingenious features that reduce the buildings overall energy requirements. The triangular skyscraper is a 21-storey building that renders 344,400 sq ft of office space and 86,100 sq ft for the stock ...

USGBC seeks LEED Platinum Certification for its New Headquarters

July 22, 2009 / No Comments

The US Green Building Council has readied its new headquarters and the Council is now seeking LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification. Interestingly, it is the USGBC that has devised the Green Building Rating System and it now remains to be seen how the council will maintain transparency here. It may be a case where the Green Building ...

Bibliosphere Death Star Replication Houses the City and University Together

July 22, 2009 / No Comments

Sustainable structures that consume very low levels of energy should be a major share of our community structures as they will help meet the energy crisis. Green Architects reveal how such buildings can be part of the everyday system with their Bibliosphere design. Bibliosphere is a globe like design which will together house the City ( all its major offices) ...

Clayton Homes Announces Green Modular i-House

May 7, 2009 / 1 Comment

Clayton Homes unveiled their green modular i-House at last week's Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholders meeting. With a focus on energy saving, the i-House is expected to be 30% more energy efficient than traditional homes. Monthly energy bills are expected to go south of $70. Or you could move into Silicon Valley where are monthly energy bills are less than that ...