Y-shaped German hostel looks at sustainability from all angles

January 29, 2018 by  
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A newly opened youth hostel in Bayreuth, Germany offers much more than just a clean bed and shower—the 180-bed Y-shaped building embraces community, holistic sustainability, and a passion for sports. Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) designed the hostel as an extension of the landscape with natural materials and a curvaceous form that’s organic and contemporary. Commissioned by DJH Bayern, the eye-catching youth hostel takes on a distinctive Y shape chosen “because it cleverly generates a connective central space and interweaves the interior and exterior spaces, offering expansive views and multiple accessible openings to the sports fields and gardens.” Sports are a major focus of the design and the hostel is equipped with sports fields, adventure playgrounds and volleyball terraces. The building’s universal design makes it accessible to all kinds of users for optimum use of the facility. Related: Nha Trang’s first hostel built from recycled shipping containers pops up in Vietnam A central atrium at the heart of the hostel serves as the social hub with a light-filled amphitheater that branches out to the reception, seminar rooms, bistro, kitchen, sport facilities, and bedrooms spread out across two floors. Natural, locally sourced materials are used throughout and were built with local techniques. Renewable energy powers the hostel and pollution reduction is integrated in the design. A highly flexible modular wooden wall system with modular custom built-in furniture was used for the hostel’s 45 rooms. The use of modular, replaceable walls also allows for future reuse of the building as a kindergarten, school or retirement home. + Laboratory for Visionary Architecture Images by HN?fele Huber

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O-office Architects renovate a factory dormitory into a modern youth hotel in Shenzhen

February 11, 2015 by  
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Chattanooga’s Crash Pad is World’s First LEED Platinum Hostel

September 11, 2012 by  
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Lisbon Palace Transformed Into an Affordable and Luxurious Hostel

July 24, 2012 by  
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PHOTOS: Abandoned Rail Station Transformed Into a Colorful Eco-Hostel in Aconcagua, Argentina

December 23, 2011 by  
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Henning Larsen Wins Commission for a Sustainable Urban District In Trondheim

December 23, 2011 by  
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Shell Oil Spill Off the Nigerian Coast is the Worst Spill Since 1998

December 23, 2011 by  
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The coast of Nigeria near the city of Lagos has just experienced its worst oil spil l in more than a decade, thanks to Shell Oil . Around 40,000 barrels of crude were spilled into the Delta at Bonga Field . This spill , which occurred Wednesday, is on par with the epic ExxonMobil oil spill that occurred in 1998. Read the rest of Shell Oil Spill Off the Nigerian Coast is the Worst Spill Since 1998 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bonga field , Lagos , niger delta , nigeria , Oil SPill Shell oil spill

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Historic UK Hostel Turned Into Super Green Residential Housing

November 9, 2010 by  
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House of Contamination is an Indoor Village Made Entirely of Trash

November 9, 2010 by  
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