BREEAM Excellent Everyman Theatre Renovation Reuses 25,000 Bricks in Liverpool

April 10, 2014 by  
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Green-Roofed Ark Sails the Leeds & Liverpool Canal Hosting Art Exhibitions

July 8, 2013 by  
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Europe’s largest Carmel currently under construction will be green too

August 8, 2011 by  
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Ritu Mathur: Liverpool Monastery The largest Carmel currently under construction in Europe Liverpool has always had some kind of association with the Roman Catholic faith and now this association is taking a giant leap forward as a new monastery is being constructed in Allerton, Liverpool. This monastery will be the biggest Carmelite monastery in the entire Europe. 30 Carmelite Sisters will be leaving their present home in West Derby because two big schools are coming up adjacent to the monastery, disturbing the peace and solitude required by Nuns for leading their virtuous lives. The £3 million project will also include a lot of eco friendly and sustainable initiatives. A total of 1500 trees and plants will be planted in the new monastery. The idea is to make the architecture self sufficient and at the same time protect the local habitat. Besides, provisions have been made for wildflower meadow, ground source heating, solar panels and rainwater harvesting to make the monastery energy efficient. Before this move of Carmelite monastery to leave their 104 years old home in West Derby, the nuns of Our Lady of Consolation have also shifted their base to Yorkshire after the opening of Stanbrook Abbey in 2009 where many sustainable initiatives were involved. A Liverpool based construction company, Nobles Construction, is working on the project on a plot of 36,000 sq m. This 60 week long project is expected to come to an end by the summers of 2012. The three storey building has been designed by the architect duo of Austin Smith and Lord. The building will have a chapel, a cloister and work areas. It will also feature a day-night care facility for elder nuns. Via: Theconstructionindex

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Green Lite Motors utilizes Autodesk software to design fuel efficient hybrid trike concept

August 8, 2011 by  
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DATTATREYA MANDAL: Green lite motors Using Autodesk software to design fuel efficient vehicle Autodesk is the company that brought us the renowned AutoCAD software, which engineers and architects have used countless number of times in their life for some effective rendering of 2D plans and 3D designs. And now in the present scenario, the company is certainly making headway in the all important automotive sector, as Green Lite Motors (green technology oriented company) is utilizing their Product Design Suite (with its intricate features) to design a fuel efficient three-wheeled hybrid vehicle. Though classified under the category of motorbikes, this trike will actually embody the solidity of a car with enhanced performance and improved safety. With a capacity for two passengers, the drive mechanism will be comprised of a dual system – a hybrid gas engine and low emission electric motors. The system will be efficaciously synchronized for extended range of 250 miles (400km) for long drives along the highways, and for optimum fuel efficiency of 100 miles/gallon for short spurts along the cramped city blocks. The top speed would range up to 85 miles/hr (136 km/hr). Coming to the accentuated safety features, the vehicle will incorporate a steel roll cage, four-point safety harnesses, and conventional front airbags. This certainly make the ride apt for an optimized level of passenger comfort, especially considering the inclusion of other user-friendly utilities such as the HVAC system and even a sound system. Via: Businesswire

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Urban Recycle Architecture Studio proposes energy harvesting building for Palmas

August 8, 2011 by  
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Gaurav Thakur: Planned City of Palmas Designed by Urban Recycle Architecture Studio Palmas, the capital and geographic centre of the state of Tocantins, is one of the fastest expanding cities in Brazil. It is known for its urban planning and natural beauty. Urban Recycle Architecture Studio has come up with a unique building design for the city. The design is proposed for an area of 50 x 22m, a corner space covered by vegetation. The colors, textures, and climate of the surroundings have been taken into account while proposing the design for the building. Picture Gallery Planned City of Palmas Designed by Urban Recycle Architecture Studio The building was proposed with an area of 3780m². It has been designed in a way that the construction can be done quickly, and expansion is possible at any stage. The development of the plan involved vertical and horizontal structural systems. The two blocks are integrated through foyer and lounges. The building has been imagined keeping various eco-friendly factors in mind. The construction of building involves the use of low environmental impact materials such as steel, wood and BriseSoleis of terracotta. The concept involves a rainwater capturing system on the roof, which can be used for cleaning and gardening purposes. Plant coverings will be used to decrease the interior temperature of the building while solar panels will reduce energy costs. The building will have large openings that enable natural ventilation and access to natural ventilation. Use of facade with brise-soleils has been proposed for rain protection and reducing direct sunlight. Plants will be replanted in the vicinity of the building to assist microclimates. The colors have been chosen wisely, with each color symbolizing something. The orange, green, and blue colors represent living earth, vegetation of Tocantins, and sky, respectively. The city of Palmas is known for strategic planning and the design aptly seems to consider this factor. It proposes a sustainable architecture that is unique and extensible. Via: Archdaily

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3XN’s New Museum of Liverpool Runs On An Energy Efficient Trigeneration Plant

July 14, 2011 by  
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