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


Hotel on a Magic Carpet

The project “Living the Till”, designed by Environmental consulting firm EoA Inc, was honored as this year’s Radical Innovation Award Grand Prize winner. Founder of Radical Innovation John Hardy commended the project as “the perfect antidote to city dwelling.” A unique treetop hotel resort concept, Living the Till, involves a temporary nomadic structure, which allows for seasonal inhabitation in remote areas. Hovering 30 feet above the forest floor, the structure features a mesh platform supported by a series of cables installed by a team of climbers

Home, Sweet Home

Mork-Ulnes Architects have just completed Mylla, a compact yet expansive cabin north of Oslo in the Norwegian forest. A retreat for a geologist and his family, the 84-square meter building sits firmly on a hilltop and is formed by the forces of the landscape around it. It creatively reinterprets Norwegian Cabin typology. Mylla breaks apart the traditional rectangular cabin building plan into a pinwheel which radiates into the landscape to both frame four distinct views – Mylla Lake, the rolling hillside, the sky, and a towering forest.

Under the Crown of a Tree

Diébédo Francis Kéré, the award-winning architect from Gando, Burkina Faso, designed the Serpentine Pavilion 2017, responding to the brief with a bold, innovative structure that brought his characteristic sense of light and life to the lawns of Kensington Gardens. Since its launch in 2000, this annual commission of an international architect to build his or her first structure in London at the time of invitation has become one of the most anticipated events in the global cultural calendar and a leading visitor attraction during London’s summer season.

Too Good To Waste

An interactive installation, designed by Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT, crafted by furniture makers Benchmark and initiated by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), originally created for Milan Design Week this autumn was also represented at the Hay Festival Segovia 2017. Using in the project such tree species as American oak, maple, cherry and tulipwood, the authors seek to question the validity of the current relationship between wood consumption and fashion.

Sounds of Wind

The “Piazza del Vento” (The Piazza of Wind) is a new ephemeral and sensorial installation that takes form on the waterfront of Genoa, Italy by establishing a new relationship between the sea and the city. The project derives inspiration from Renzo Piano, as a contribution to the International Boat Show and to the city of Genoa. Author of the project is the architectural firm OBR run by Paolo Brescia and Tommaso Principi, who conceived it for the 57th edition of the International Boat Show of Genoa.

Way To The Pier

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has awarded the 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize, sponsored by Almacantar, to Hastings Pier by dRMM Architects. The RIBA Stirling Prize, now in its twenty second year, is awarded annually to the UK’s best new building. Hastings Pier, on the East Sussex coast and overlooking the English Channel, can chart its history from 1872. For many years it was a popular pleasure pier famous for musical acts, but its recent past has been much more precarious

In the Restaurant Very Much at Home

Taberna Tosca is a petiscos restaurant (the Portuguese version of “tapas”), located in Cais do Sodré. In the past, this was a difficult area in Lisbon, a zone where the sailors use to find themselves in whisky and brothels. This situation began to change 5 years ago, and now it has become the most alive area of Lisbon at nights.   

From Private to Public

The architecture collective feld72 founded in 2002, whose agenda is poised at the interface of architecture, applied urbanism and art, was honoured with the high-end South Tyrol Architecture Award in the category of home-living for the residential building finished in 2015 in the community of Eppan in South Tyrol. Also Eppan Housing Complex won the Rassegna 2016 prize awarded by the association Architetti Arco Alpino.