BIG weaves green roofs into a mixed-use development on stilts in Miami

August 16, 2018 by  
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Bjarke Ingels Group has unveiled designs for a massive mixed-use development that is elevated into the air on thin stilts. Located in the central Miami neighborhood of Allapattah, an industrial, working-class district mainly comprised of produce suppliers, the major complex will serve as a new landmark destination in the city. Dubbed Miami Produce, the project will activate the site with urban farming, restaurants, storefronts, co-working offices, co-living apartments and educational programming. Covering an area of 125,000 square meters, the Miami Produce development takes cues from its industrial surroundings, which can be seen in the buildings’ large industrial-sized floor plates that the architects say “provide maximum programmatic flexibility.” The first phase of the project will see the restoration of the existing produce warehouses, linear buildings that run the length of the site and will be renovated to house educational and commercial programs. A series of passages will be cut through the buildings to improve circulation and provide better access to the nearby metro station. The spaces between the buildings will be landscaped to create three different public spaces: campus, street and garden. To increase site density, the architects plan to add four linear warehouse -like buildings elevated on slim pillars and arranged on the perimeter of the site, creating a large open courtyard in the center. The structures will include two volumes for residential, one for offices and another for hotel. Each building will be topped with unique green roofs that offer recreational opportunities. Related: Foster + Partners unveil plans for a pair of hurricane-resistant high rises in Miami Four more buildings will be stacked in a staggered formation atop the elevated structures. “[These] buildings float above the roofs’ capes and span over the openings below, creating gateways that open up to the surrounding neighborhood while providing light and air to the rooftops,” Bjarke Ingels Group said. “The buildings function as a three dimensional urban framework designed to activate the neighborhood with varying programs and environments.” + Bjarke Ingels Group Images via BIG

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Food for thought: WeWork pulls meat from the office menu

July 17, 2018 by  
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As companies take action on environmental issues, the coworking giant pledges to go meatless.

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Beijing’s Haworth Showroom Named World’s First LEED v4 Certified Project

October 25, 2013 by  
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Mode:lina’s New Coworking Office Maximizes Space With Private Plywood Loft

April 6, 2012 by  
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New NRDC Report Ranks States’ Preparedness for Water Challenges Linked to Climate Change

April 6, 2012 by  
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Rising water levels. Stronger storms. Water shortages. Climate change will affect the United States in a variety of ways, but water is the resource that it’s guaranteed to impact the most. In states across the country — and particularly in the west — water is already a contentious and highly political issue, and turmoil is only expected to grow in the coming years. A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council looks at the relationship between climate change and water readiness in each of the 50 states, and ranks them based on both risks and climate change preparedness. Read the rest of New NRDC Report Ranks States’ Preparedness for Water Challenges Linked to Climate Change Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon , carbon pollution , Climate Change , CO2 , Drought , global warming , Natural Resources Defense Council , nrdc , rising water levels , water issues , Water Resources

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Krill Architecture Unveils Plans for Circular Solar-Powered Church in Valer, Norway

April 6, 2012 by  
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Minneapolis Grain Exchange Renovated Into CoCo Collaborative Office

August 1, 2011 by  
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