Foster + Partners’ first landmark project in Vietnam has a Low-Energy Design

October 25, 2010 / No Comments

Foster + Partners’ first project in Vietnam boasts of a unique green design. It comprises two towers, one for the headquarters of VietinBank. This tower is the largest among the two. The other building is meant for the purpose of housing a five-star hotel, spa and serviced apartments. VietinBank is one among the largest banking groups in Vietnam. Located amidst ...

WWF’s New Green Roof for its Washington HQ

September 29, 2010 / No Comments

World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) latest green architectural innovation has reached completion. The organization’s headquarters in Washington D.C. features this which is in fact a green roof atop the building. This is considered as the third largest in the city.

Abu Dhabi to be Home to Crystalline Honeycomb Twin Towers

September 16, 2010 / 1 Comment

The upcoming Abu Dhabi Investment Council Headquarters Towers is designed to be a set of twin buildings that feature a crystalline honeycomb shell. This outfitted arrangement will help in protecting the building from sun and may resemble a honeycomb shell. It is likely to decrease the cooling expenditure by 25 %.

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 ...