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


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. 

Apartment as a Captain’s Cabin

The project Riviera Cabin consists in the renovation of a studio apartment in a Ligurian coastal town La Spezia. The client’s request was to reorganize the 35 square meters in order to divide the environment into living and sleeping areas. The nautical culture that characterizes this region in Italy was fundamental to the development of this project. The optimization of storage spaces inside sailboats and the minimum dimensions within these spaces were the inspiration for the development of the project. 

James Stewart Polshek – Talk in the Language of Design

The Board of Directors and the Strategic Council of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) voted today to award the 2018 AIA Gold Medal to James Stewart Polshek, FAIA. The Gold Medal honors an individual or pair of architects whose significant body of work has had a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture. 

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.