Detailed information of over 40 case studies are presented here. This includes a description of the project, building details, project team, climate analysis, design approach, energy systems and building material used, any special features as well as lessons learned. Click on the countries listed above to get country-specific case studies, or navigate using the Google map. This residential building is the result of extensive research and experimentation in three main areas; eco-friendly building materials and technology alternatives to the current building trends, energy efficiency and climate responsive building language. Further the quest was aimed at replicability in urban as well as rural areas. This exploration led beyond the building itself to include also eco-friendly infrastructure in the management of water, waste and energy aspects.
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Atkin Olshin Schade Architects | New Residence Hall
The Turner's previous home was an extraordinary, but traditional house. In imagining a new home, Ellen and David Turner wished to employ the very best contemporary thinking to create a house that would fit both the family and the community. They wished their new home to be environmentally sensitive, and universally accessible. This dream home would be positioned to enjoy the unique property and views of the bay, be respectful of the neighbors and community, and serve as an example of the best of contemporary design. When the house is in use, there is almost no house. The goal was to make a building disappear into the landscape. The site itself is stunning: the ridge line of an oak covered hill with views of Mount Tamalpais, the Bay, and beyond.
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Jensen Architects has adapted and renovated several of its buildings over the years including the main schoolhouse, an adapted townhouse, and a Boys and Girls Club that doubles as art and gym space. In place of the altar, a broad stage provides a platform for performances and assemblies. A glass-walled Study Area on the second floor doubles as an acoustically muffled viewing gallery. Its full transparency playfully mixes up relationships among viewer and viewed. It is also a gathering place for the larger community.
The modern residence overlooks Los Angeles from the Hollywood Hills. It was completed in for Buck Stahl and his family. The aim of the program was to introduce modernist principles into residential architecture, not only to advance the aesthetic, but to introduce new ways of life both in a stylistic sense and one that represented the lifestyles of the modern age. Pierre Koenig was able to hone in on the vision of Buck Stahl and transform that vision into a modernist icon.