Naturally cooled Otunba Offices has a small footprint but a large social impact

June 9, 2017 by  
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This low-cost sustainable office building in Lagos, Nigeria, can be easily and affordably replicated anywhere in the world. With its minimal footprint and ample public space, the design allows work productivity to flourish while nurturing a sense of community. The innovative space by Domaine Public Architects  features passive house principles including natural ventilation and the clever use of vegetation to minimize energy use. Affordability and replicability were the main ideas behind the Otunba Offices, a new low-cost office building prototype that can be built anywhere with minimal financial impact on project budget. The building lessens its impact on the environment by minimizing its footprint and expanding upper floors. This design approach allowed the architects to form communal areas that communicate with the neighborhood and the city and provide multi-purpose areas for social interaction. Related: WOHA revamps Singapore office with lush ‘pocket parks’ The project utilizes passive house principles to achieve a high energy performance. Its orientation provides natural shading, while a double layer of vegetation, flexible louvers and natural ventilation lower the reliance on mechanical cooling systems. The concept, currently under construction, has received commendation by the jury of AR Future Projects Awards, in the “Offices” category. + Domaine Public Architects Via v2com

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Terraced Rienzi House in urban Singapore is so green it feels like the country

November 12, 2015 by  
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2016 Smart Fortwo is a tiny, super-smart city car with lots of legroom

April 1, 2015 by  
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The small Smart Fortwo is one of the best cars you can buy if you live in a tight urban space, like San Francisco or New York. Now it’s even better, since Smart just unveiled the all-new 2016 Fortwo at the New York International Auto Show . Even with its small footprint, the new Smart Fortwo offers more space and more equipment than ever before. Read the rest of 2016 Smart Fortwo is a tiny, super-smart city car with lots of legroom Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2015 New York Auto Show , 2016 Fortwo , 2016 Smart , 2016 Smart Fortwo , green car , green transportation , Smart , Smart ForTwo , urban mobility

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Solar-Powered Modular N2X035 Home Peers Overs the Ocean in Portugal

November 1, 2012 by  
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Gorgeous Prefab Westcliff Pavilion Home Boasts a Floating Stone Wall in South Africa

October 25, 2012 by  
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Bold Elliptical Windows Bubble With Daylight at the Topazz Hotel in Vienna

July 3, 2012 by  
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Sculptural Lago Vista House in Los Angeles is Bathed in Soft Natural Light

June 4, 2012 by  
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STICKS: Miniature Tipi-Shaped Kindergartens for Urban Parks in Paris

May 25, 2012 by  
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Confused Direction’s Silverbeaver Hausboot is a Sustainable Floating Home

January 31, 2012 by  
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Toda House: Japanese Home Perched on Stilts Has an Awesome View of Hiroshima

December 28, 2011 by  
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