2014 World Cup Arena Fonte Nova Stadium Scoops LEED Silver

Designed by Schulitz Architekten and TETRA Arquitetos and certified LEED Silver earlier this year, the multifunctional building was the winner of an international design competition to replace the crumbling Salvador da Bahia stadium located downtown. It features a floating restaurant, one of the world’s lightest stadium roofs, and it was largely built with waste material taken from the […] Read more

Old and new meet in Liverpool Everyman Theatre

Behind the brickwork exterior of the new Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, England, architecture studio Haworth Tompkins designed a curved auditorium built from 25,000 reclaimed bricks. Haworth Tompkins was tasked with designing a new home for the popular theatre, previously housed in an nineteenth-century chapel, to make room for an expanding programme. Working on the same site, the […] Read more

Green building: Low-tech solutions for high-efficiency school design

Award-winning Jackson Hole architecture firm Ward + Blake Architects received special funding for its energy-efficient design of a new central administration facility for the Teton County School District in Jackson, Wyoming, USA. The new 8,600-square-foot (799-square-meter) Jackson Hole facility houses conference rooms, a large board room, and office space, and was able to save money […] Read more

Circular university embraces energy-efficient design in the Netherlands

Dutch firm BDG Architects just completed a stunning cylindrical building for Stoas Vilentum University near Wageningen in the Netherlands. The flexible building features a circular glazed facade that minimizes energy loss, and it accommodates labs, offices and classrooms along with informal meeting areas. Stoas Vilentum University is the only institution in the country dedicated to […] Read more

Silos topped with shipping containers provide cheap student housing

South Africa’s Citiq Property Developers are ushering in a new era of innovative student housing with abandoned properties and repurposed materials. Mill Junction, their most recent project located in Johannesburg, was constructed out of two former grain silos topped with four floors of colourful shipping containers. The complex is the second of its kind in […] Read more

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