Swedish Future Learning Environments

Stockholm County Council and Karolinska Institutet (KI) have since 2009 been running a project called Future Learning Environments. The project is grounded on research on learning and higher education. The question raised was how does space impact on learning? Our Interior Design studio was given the opportunity to further develop its proposal ‘Home away from […] Read more

Green building: a100-year-old building LEED Platinum-certified

Seattle-based Weber Thompson expanded an existing 1916 brick building and transformed it into a mixed-use residential and commercial structure, wrapped around an open courtyard. The architects expanded on an existing 1916 brick building and renovated it by designing a frame which acts as a neutral foil to the historic masonry. The building’s form promotes natural […] Read more

Green office space progress is slowing

According to the authors of the 2015 State of Green Business Report, the total of green office space as in the number of global LEED-certified commercial projects dropped 2% from 2013 to 2014. Though registrations and certifications for new construction and commercial spaces declined, LEED retrofits of existing buildings increased. The outlook isn’t entirely bleak, however. […] Read more

Green building: world’s first energy-positive retro-fit building

Powerhouse Kjorbo, the world’s first energy-positive retro-fit building has opened its doors in Sandvika, Norway. Designed by Snøhetta, the project involved transforming a pair of office buildings erected in the 1980s into a complex that will generate much more energy than it needs over the next sixty years. In addition to Snøhetta, other experts in […] Read more

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