C.F. Mllers Storkeengen tackles climate challenges in a Danish town

January 5, 2018 by  
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The modern age’s best landscape architecture projects aren’t one-trick ponies. C.F. Møller Landscape takes this to heart in their recent design for Storkeengen (Stork Meadow), a multipurpose nature park that offers recreation, beauty, and strengthened protection against storm floods. Located in the Danish town of Randers, Storkeengen aims to “resolve the city’s current and future climate chal-lenges” and bring the townspeople closer to nature and to Denmark’s longest river, the Gudenå River. Created in collaboration with Randers Vandmiljø, Randers Municipality, and Orbi-con, Storkeengen is envisioned as a pioneering project combining water purification , recreation, and climate adjustment. According to C.F. Møller, the riverside town of Randers is threatened by the effects of climate change due to its low-lying position next to the Gudenå River. Thus, the city has developed a vision to protect the town called ‘The City to the Water,’ with the implementation of Stor-keengen as the first step. The 83-hectare Storkeengen is designed to function like a wetland meadow. C.F. Møller designed “cloudburst routes” that direct stormwater runoff into the park, where it’s then naturally filtered in wetland meadow areas before being dis-charged in the river. A dyke will also be installed between the park and the river to protect the nearby residences from flooding and provide new connectivity be-tween Randers and the park. Related: Denmark just opened the “world’s most humane” maximum security prison “Storkeengen is a climate adaption project on Nature’s own terms – also when it comes to the project’s technical wastewater solutions, which are designed to strengthen the nature qualities of the wet meadows,” wrote C.F. Møller. “To in-crease accessibility and enhance the nature experi-ence, new pathways and ac-tivity plateaux are created, so that Storkeengen’s unique flora and fauna, and the wet meadows’ changing habitat, can be experienced at close hand. The plateaux also make it possible to get up close to the area’s grazing cattle, enjoy the sun-set, or navigate the Gudenå stream by canoe.” The project will break ground this fall and is slated for completion in 2021. + C.F. Møller Images via C.F. Møller

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This Danish school is completely covered with over 12,000 sea green solar panels

August 4, 2017 by  
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The 25,000-square-meter school in Denmark is covered with a whopping 12,000 solar panels , which provide more than half of its electricity needs. Unlike most solar-powered buildings, the panels aren’t solely relegated to the school’s rooftop. In fact, more than 6,000 square meters of the facade is clad in sea-foam hued photovoltaics. The days of hiding unsightly solar arrays are fading into the past. C.F. Møller ‘s International School Nordhavn in Copenhagen uses solar panels to produce clean energy – and also as a part of the building’s aesthetic. Related: Solar-powered Colorado school houses a sun-soaked learning environment The solar panels were developed by Swiss research institute EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne). The panels are actually clear; the beautiful sea green color is a result of technology that adds fine particles to the glass surface, giving the appearance of color. The result is a reflective green hue that varies with the light, providing the school with an attractive exterior that is beautiful, functional, and green. + C.F. Møller Via Azure Magazine

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Airbnb will let you rent your own off-the-grid Caribbean island

August 4, 2017 by  
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Why settle for a beachfront cabana when you can rent the whole island? For $595 per night, Bird Island off the coast of Belize in the Caribbean could be yours. The listing comes courtesy of Airbnb , which plies such unique retreats as a treehouse in a 150-year-old oak , a replica of Vincent Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles , and a “floating” house on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. “Stay on your own in a truly private island on a beautiful atoll, with excellent swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and exploring—with all the comforts,” Airbnb promises. “It is a perfect setting for either a romantic get-away for a couple, a family gathering/reunion or for a small group of friends.” The spot, which is 20 minutes by boat from Placencia Village on the mainland, includes a private three-bedroom home that can accommodate up to six guests, a brand-new propane refrigerator and freezer, and a rainwater filtration system. Although Bird Island is off the grid—power is generated through solar and wind—you don’t have to be cut off from the world if you don’t want to. The locale boasts a phone for local numbers, plus “good and reliable” WiFi. Related: Washington Hobbit Hole is the first of three in an off-grid Shire Self-sufficiency is key, however. You’ll have to supply—or fish for—your own food. Snorkling or angling equipment is also strictly BYO. “The central theme of Bird Island is a self-catering, Robinson Crusoe type of adventure, yet with all the comforts, where one could get to do their own thing in total privacy,” Airbnb says. “We offer Bird Island at an exceptional price for an experience best-suited for the adventurous who are totally self-sufficient.” + Airbnb Photos via Airbnb Via Thrillist

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Swedish rnsro Timber Town relies on wood to lower its carbon footprint

June 2, 2016 by  
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Created in collaboration with Slättö Förvaltning , the approximately 18,000-square-meter Örnsro Timber Town comprises residential units as well as plazas and other structures for social meetings and recreation. The solid timber-framed buildings will be built to a variety of heights for visual interest. Residents and visitors will be encouraged to walk or bike through the neighborhood along the ‘activity route’ that snakes through the quarter and connects to existing promenade sections along Svartån creek. Related: C.F. Møller’s Solar-Powered Wood Skyscraper Wins HSB Stockholm Architecture Competition “We wish to create an including urban quarter in which the city’s urban and social qualities interact with the park’s organic structures. The proposal illustrates a vision with the objective to create an exciting place in Örebro, of unique value, with innovative architecture ,” said Ola Jonsson, the project architect at C.F. Møller. “For us, it is an obvious choice to choose solid wood for structure as well as façades of wood. In addition to contributing positively to the environment, wood gives us new opportunities to create innovative and value-creating architecture.” + C.F. Møller Images via C.F. Møller

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World’s largest solar glass facade will supply half the electricity for Copenhagen International School

March 11, 2016 by  
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A new school in Denmark is all about clean energy – and it will feature the world’s largest solar glass facade. The Copenhagen International School will sport contoured solar glass panels provided by Emirates Insolaire , one of Dubai’s leading investment companies. Photovoltaic technology is integrated right into the building’s facade, which will convert solar energy into more than half the electricity the school needs to operate. Read the rest of World’s largest solar glass facade will supply half the electricity for Copenhagen International School

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C.F. Moller’s Saeby Strand Apartments Win Award for Outstanding Social Housing Development

September 18, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of C.F. Moller’s Saeby Strand Apartments Win Award for Outstanding Social Housing Development Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: affordable housing , C.F. Møller , Danish architects , danish architecture , floor to ceiling windows , http://inhabitat.com/tag/floor-to-ceiling-windows/ , low income housing , passive design , passive heating , passive house , passive solar heating , Sæby Strand , social housing , solar design , solar panels

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C.F. Møller’s Earth Bermed Natural Gas Compressor Plant Hides an Eyesore

October 10, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of C.F. Møller’s Earth Bermed Natural Gas Compressor Plant Hides an Eyesore Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , C.F. Møller , cf moller , compressor station , compressor station egtved , Denmark , earth bermed , earth berming , eco design , egtved , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green rampart , natural gas , natural gas station , Sustainable Building , sustainable design        

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Infographic Shows the Energy Efficiency of All 50 US States

October 9, 2013 by  
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Energy Savvy just released an interactive infographic that illuminates energy efficiency potential of every state across the US. Over the past three years, EnergySavvy collected more than 5 million unique bits of data from approximately 120,000 U.S. households who completed an online energy audit. All 50 states plus the District of Columbia are represented in the data. Since the whole industry benefits from greater transparency of energy efficiency data, they decided the publish select results in the form of an interactive infographic , making it easy to explore the opportunities for residential energy efficiency by state. Check out the full infographic here ! + Energy Savvy The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , “sustainable energy” , alternative energy , energy savvy , green design , green lifestyle , green living , infographic , sustainable design , united states , us energy        

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C.F. Møller’s Prefab Switchgear Station Routes Renewable Energy Through Denmark

October 7, 2013 by  
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