About Green Buildings magazine

The concept of the "Green Buildings" Magazine comes from the necessity to unite efforts of architects, developers and builders to create essentially new architecture, which would not harm the environment. Modern buildings should not spend excessive water and energy on the contrary, they could become a source of these resources.

The implementation of green construction standards happens worldwide, and Russia can't stand aside. But we are still at the very beginning, the birth of a new world, new ethical standard - slow process, but still inescapable. The magazine aims to introduce professionals in architecture, engineering and construction experience with the world of green building, new projects and developments in this area. This will help formation of ecological vision of the future at professional circles, as well as legislators and heads of executive authorities. On our joint efforts depends, in what cities will live our children and the grandsons, what air they will breathe and what kind of water will drink.

We strongly believe that our common future - it's a green architecture.  More


News

A New Look at Tirana

Albania’s controversial Tirana Pyramid – a former monument to the country’s communist leader – will finally be repurposed after years of decay. MVRDV has officially unveiled designs to transform the pyramidal structure into a large green technology education center. The pyramid will be opened up to the surroundings and filled with natural light and greenery, ultimately making the interior more welcoming to the public.

The Nest... on “The Stick”

Tikku (“The Stick”) is a micro-apartment building with a foot-print of one car parking place 2,5 x 5 meters. It is assembled out of CLT cross-laminated timber spatial modules and can be erected on site overnight at any car-city of the world. Where ever a car can go, Tikku can grow. Tikku is a safe-house for neo-archaic biourbanism, a contemporary cave for a modern urban nomad. It will offer privacy, safety and comfort. All the rest of the functions can be found in the surrounding city.

The Library, or the Temple of Knowledge

Dutch firm Molenaar&Bol&van Dillen Architecten breathed new life into a 19th-century Church of Saint Peter in Vught by turning the space into a vibrant library and community center “De Petrus”. The renovation focused on retaining the original layout of the church, which dates back to 1884. The result is a beautiful, wide-open interior converted into a breathtaking library with sliding bookshelves. The multi-functional space also includes exhibition halls, meeting spaces, and a restaurant.

Amidst Romanticism and Baroque

The famous international flower show in Genoa, Italy, hosts, in its new location at the Parks of Nervi, the installation “Locus Amoenus” by ENTER Studio and OBR: composed of more than a thousand pinwheels surrounding a circular patio, the installation of 100 sqm interacts with the landscape and with visitors who considered the intervention a great success. 

Balkrishna Doshi: ‘Life Celebrates’

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Pritzker Prize, and the first time that the international award was presented in Canada this March. The Pritzker Prize purpose is to honor annually a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture. 

The Green Heart of Singapore

At the International Real Estate Exhibition MIPIM in Cannes, the multi-functional Marina One complex in Singapore, designed by ingenhoven architects, was named the “Best Innovative Green Building”.

Zaha Hadid Building in New York

Photographers Hufton+Crow have presented photo report about project 520 West 28th, also known as the Zaha Hadid Building, her first project in New York City and one of the last projects before her death. There is a powerful urban dynamic between the streets of New York and the High Line, a layered civic realm that has developed over generations and in much iteration. 520 West 28th conveys this contextual relationship, applying new ideas and concepts to create the latest evolution of the site’s rich history.

Little Sovereign Harbours a Great Soul

Sovereign by Tony Owen Partners consists of 23 town houses in Sylvania. The site has direct water frontage and panoramic views on the Georges River, Sothern Sydney. Half off the site has not been developed and remains bushland. This area contains dramatic native sandstone escarpments.