Industrial gasholders transformed into luxury modern residences in London

February 26, 2018 by  
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Work has officially completed on the Gasholders residential development in London’s King’s Cross , and the adaptive reuse project is as every bit as stunning as we expected. The trio of Victorian gasholders, an iconic landmark of the city’s industrial past, have been transformed into modern luxury apartments, duplexes, and penthouses under the design direction of Wilkinson Eyre , while Jonathan Tuckey Design led the interior architecture with interiors by No 12 Studio . Created for King’s Cross Central Limited Partnerships, the Gasholders development forms part of the Allies and Morrison -designed masterplan for the 27-hectare site around King’s Cross Station. The gasholder trio features cylinders of eight, nine, and 12 stories with a total of 145 units ranging from studios to penthouses housed inside the original 1860s wrought-iron frames. The Grade II-listed Victorian iron pillars and struts were dismantled, repaired, and reinstalled with the tasteful addition of aluminum and full-height glass. Related: London’s Wilkinson Eyre Architects reveal plans to refurbish three King’s Cross gasholders into mixed use buildings Skylit atriums bring natural light deep into the buildings, which are surrounded and topped by lush landscaping designed by Dan Pearson . A wide variety of amenities include a gym, spa, and roof terrace with views over Regent’s Canal. A curated selection of retail is located at the ground floor. + Wilkinson Eyre + Jonathan Tuckey Design Via Dezeen Exterior image and sketch via Wilkinson Eyre , interiors via Jonathan Tuckey Design

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Worlds largest passive house settlement tops off Heidelberg Village in Germany

October 12, 2016 by  
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Located on the land of a former old freight train terminal, the 116-hectare Bahnstadt celebrates sustainable architecture and diversity in its living, work, and cultural spaces all built to passive house standards for an ultra-low energy footprint. The 6,100-square-meter Heidelberg Village , located at the heart of Bahnstadt, encapsulates the urban development’s values with ecological features like passive houses, green frontages, and solar panels . Related: Germany is building world’s largest passive housing complex “Heidelberg Village represents the notion of sustainable urban planning and architecture both socially as well as environmentally,” explained architect Wolfgang Frey. “The idea behind Heidelberg Village is to attract a heterogeneous neighborhood, thereby creating an energetic, home-like living space with lots of social interaction.” The village has 100-percent handicap accessibility as well as child and elderly care. The multigenerational , heterogenous neighborhood includes 162 one-to-five room apartments, each with its own balcony. Solar panels and vertical gardens top the roof and wrap around the facade. The project is slated for completion in the spring of 2017. + Frey Architekten + Heidelberg Village Images courtesy of Frey Architekten

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A rolling green roof between two corporate buildings in Geneva hides an innovative nursery school

July 4, 2016 by  
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The building is conceived as a series of alternating arches that run in offset bands spread across the entire site. A vegetated roof generates either sheltered or open spaces, the latter of which function as interior playgrounds in places where the structure is concave. Named Origami, the nursery school capitalizes on the repetitive, folding nature of the art. The building is constructed out of a of mixture of structural materials such as metal , glass and wood . Related: Suga Architects unveil the gorgeous green-roofed Takano Nursery in Japan The main entrance is located at the point where the core layer is lowered. It leads to play areas which facilitate intersecting views between spaces. Various architectural scales create a dynamic environment that correspond to the different ages of the children. + group8 Via Archdaily Photos by Régis Golay

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University of Tokyo Supercomputer Named World’s Greenest

July 13, 2010 by  
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Supercomputers and the environment:  two subjects that are becoming linked more and more these days.  Supercomputers are running algorithms to find solutions to climate change and the government has funded the creation of one supercomputer to be devoted solely to climate change .  Now, it seems the world’s supercomputers are competing to be the greenest, or at least the most efficient.

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Palacio de Congresos to feature intelligent energy saving systems

April 12, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Sustainable building harvests solar energy. Danish Firm Henning Larsen Architects have unveiled the designs of a new concert and congress center that will be located at the sea promenade of Arrecife.

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Ohio teen becomes youngest person to built electric truck

April 12, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Teenager converts Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck to run on electric batteries. At the age of 16, when most of us are just learning to drive a car, Deitrich Ludwig from Monclova, Ohio has become the youngest person on the planet to build a 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pickup electric truck, setting a new world record for the youngest person to have built an electric truck. The truck has been built by replacing the gas-guzzling engine with a 100 percent emission-free electric drive train

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