Sustainable bamboo, earth and stone pavilion

The sustainably built art and cultural centre by Vietnamese H&P architects is directed towards community engagement and education. Located in Ha Tinh City, Vietnam the ‘BES (bamboo, earth and stone) pavilion’ was built using locally sourced materials and traditional building methods. The construction process focused around user interaction and participation – hoping to teach people […] Read more

Social Media Award Design District 2013 presented to Wonderwall Studios

Wonderwall Studios won the Social Media Award Design District 2013 #SMAdd in June, but even design sometimes needs a holiday. The Award and the prize – a one-year Better Partner Program on SoYouKnowBetter.com @EUR 1,390 – was presented to the winners at their premises in Venray, Netherlands, yesterday. Jan Swinkels, Founder of Wonderwall Studios, said: […] Read more

Largest timber construction building in Switzerland now completed

Sporting a large scale structural system made entirely of timber, the headquarters for Swiss media company Tamedia is now complete. See our previous post on the construction: Supersized Lego for new headquarters. While the Shigeru Ban design speaks to various traditions of meticulous Japanese carpentry, the impressive size of the interlocking wooden network–entirely devoid of […] Read more

The world’s most sustainable commercial building in Dubai, UAE

The Change Initiative Building (TCI) in Dubai, UAE, has been awarded 107 out of 110 LEED points from the US Green Building Council, which technically makes it the most sustainable building in the world. The 4,000-square-meter (43,056 square feet) retail shop, which provides sustainable solutions to customers, received a the world’s highest LEED Platinum rating […] Read more

Living university roofs

The University of Melbourne’s Burnley Campus research buildings have been given a green lift with an incredible network of lush rooftop gardens. Designed and built by HASSELL, the three new green roofs couple green technology with actual greenery. Students and faculty can enjoy meandering along the wooden rooftop pathways that run between diversely planted gardens. […] Read more

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