HWKN unveils plans for a green-roofed business district in Munich

May 16, 2017 by  
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New York-based architecture firm Hollwich Kushner just released images of Die Macherei– their first European project– a mixed-use business district based in Munich, Germany. HWKN collaborated with German firms msm meyer schmitz-morkramer and OSA Ochs Schmidhuber Architekten to design the new financial hub that will bring together offices, retail and hospitality spaces. Art-Invest Real Estate and Accumulata Immobilien developed the new business district , which will total 64,000 square meters (15 acres) of rental space. Out of the six new buildings, HWKN designed the hotel and two adjacent office buildings located on the eastern quarter of the site. The hotel will feature an elevated bar with a series of outdoor terraces that offer views of the surrounding mountains. The office building will accommodate a two-story gym, while the third building will guide pedestrians toward the public plaza which will function as the heart of the development. Related: HWKN converts a paint factory into Upenn’s new state-of-the-art innovation hub “Designed not just as a series of buildings but as an exploration of the spaces between the buildings, Die Macherei is an innovative design for a new way of working and interacting, integrating social activity and behaviors to promote a sense of community,” said Matthias Hollwich. + Hollwich Kushner

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Solar and Wind-Powered Living Aleutian Home Resembles a Lobster Tail

July 18, 2012 by  
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OS+A’s Campus International School is Topped With a Honeycomb Green Roof

September 26, 2011 by  
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US Census Reveals the Top 10 US Cities for Mass Transit Commuting

September 26, 2011 by  
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The Census Bureau just released a report on the commuting behavior of Americans in 2009. The commuting report is part of the American Community Survey , and it details the average commute time for Americans along with their mode of transportation . Although seven-tenths of Americans living in metro areas reside within 3/4 of a mile of public transit, only 4.9 percent of workers regularly took mass transit to work in 2009. Nine of the ten cities on this list have less than 15% of the population commuting on mass transit . If those are our highest statistics, perhaps Americans need a bit of a mass transit education along with additional infrastructure support. Read the rest of US Census Reveals the Top 10 US Cities for Mass Transit Commuting Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: best mass transit cities , best public transport , best public transportation , boston , chicago , Honolulu , infrastructure , mass transit , most efficient mass transit , most efficient public transportation , New York. , philadelphia , public transportation , San Francisco , Seattle , Washington DC

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Loop.pH’s Recycled Cable ‘Faraday Curtain’ Reflects Electromagnetic Fields

September 26, 2011 by  
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Commissioned for Bloomberg Philanthropy by art and design agency Arts Co , ‘Waste Not, Want It’ is a series of specially commissioned art and design projects made almost entirely out of Bloomberg’s waste and presented as part of the 2011 London Design Festival . Design studio Loop.pH ’s ‘Faraday Curtain’ is made from hundreds of meters of discarded electrical cable, stripped of its inner core and conductive shielding and re-threaded into an intricately laced textile mesh. The resultant ephemeral textile enclosure has a soft and sheer surface that shields the interior space from electromagnetic fields. + Loop.pH 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: arts co , bloomberg philanthropy , bloomberg waste , eco-art , environmental art , faraday curtain , green design , lacemaking , LOOP.PH , recycled electrical cables , Recycled Materials , sustainable design , waste not want not

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Yves Behar Unveils ‘Local Bike’ Utility Cycle With a Cargo Container

September 26, 2011 by  
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The Vertical Zoo: A Wild Greenery Wrapped Tower That Provides Refuge for Animalia

September 26, 2011 by  
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‘Church Forest’ Documentary Reveals the Unseen World of Tree Canopies in Ethiopia

September 26, 2011 by  
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‘Church Forest’ is a new documentary project featuring the work of legendary scientist Meg Lowman , and the unseen world of tree canopies set within the endangered treetops of Ethiopia. To date, 95% of Ethiopia’s forest have been eradicated because of deforestation , but remarkably tiny pockets of untouched forests remain and at their centers lie churches. These vestiges of forest have been preserved due in part to church parishioners who have placed symbolic and religious significance on the land. It is in these remaining oases that the ‘Church Forest’ documentary team will climb to the treetops and capture Lowman and her researchers studying the trees and the sacred cultural and environmental practices to go on within. Lowman, known as the mother of canopy research, is the leading treetop canopy scientist. Through decades of work, she has managed to design radical new ways of exploring and sustaining treetops – including hot-air balloons and walkways. Filming for this project is set to begin Janurary 2012, but they still need your help to get produced! To support their efforts and to learn more about this stellar project, visit their Kickstarter page here . + Church Forest 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: canopy research , Church Forest , deforestation , ethiopia tree canopies , kickstarter , Meg Lowman , tree architecture , Tree Bridges , tree canopies , tree churches , tree living , treehouse , treetop architecture , treetop churches , treetop communities , treetop villages

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