Solar Cocoon: IAAC’s “Fab Lab House” in Madrid

The use of solar energy is usually identified by a rigid design and un-modern, or by using a simple tool which is used as a container to pickup solar power at home. But 19 teams of students from Europe, America and China have set up their solar energy house design...

“Pushed Slab”, a Green Energy Efficiency Office Building

MVRDV from Netherlands and ICADE Promotion from France presents their design for energy efficiency office building called “Pushed Slab” at ZAC Gare de Rungis in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. It’s a 19,000 m2 building which will be one of the...

Natural Science Center – a Learning Space for the Future

Denmark acts against the issue about The “Naturvidenskabens Hus” in Bjerringbro, created by NORD Architects, offers a “learning laboratory” for natural sciences. While in numerous countries, the scientists complain about the lack of young...

Zaragoza’s New Environmental Centre on the Ebro River

A great example of contemporary sustainable architecture in Spain is a Magén Arquitectos building design, the new headquarters of the public spaces and environment centre service in Zaragoza. The building is designed with techniques of passive climatization and active...

Metal Fabric for Sun Protection

Choosing the weave pattern for a building is a good step for going green in building design. The option of the weave pattern can make it possible to adapt the translucence for low or high standing sun. It also reacts to the orientation of the facade as well as the...