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The SIX Veterans Housing: Favourable Shelter

The SIX Veterans Housing: Favourable Shelter

(Issue of a magazine 3/2017, page 92)

The Six offers 52 welcoming and supportive homes to individuals who have experienced homelessness, with 18 of them set aside specifically for veterans. In the military, “got your six” means “I’ve got your back” and highlights the loyalty and bond that soldiers have with each other. Brooks + Scarpa’s innovative design thoughtfully balances privacy with opportunities to connect with the community. The Six has onsite supportive services and 24-hour property management on the ground floor, and community rooms and a spacious courtyard on the second floor that offers peaceful respite and space for social gatherings.

Harvard HouseZero: Design Intelligence  as a Platform for Sustainability

Harvard HouseZero: Design Intelligence as a Platform for Sustainability

(Issue of a magazine 3/2017, page 102)

The Harvard Center for Green Buildings & Cities (CGBC) at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, in collaboration with Snøhetta and Skanska Technology, are retrofitting CGBC’s headquarters in a pre-1940s timber-framed building to become one of the world’s most ambitious sustainable buildings. As a first-of-its-kind research project, HouseZero demonstrates how to transform a challenging building stock into a prototype for ultra-efficiency, rapidly reducing the level of reliance on energy-intensive technology while simultaneously creating comfortable indoor environments.

Немеркнущий свет окон Камикацу

Немеркнущий свет окон Камикацу

(Issue of a magazine 3/2017, page 108)

Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP win with their unique stand-out project Kamikatz Public House, located in Kamikatsu, this town is committed to zero waste and aims to become a sustainable recycling society.

Educational Ensemble Terenten:  Spatial Sequences

Educational Ensemble Terenten: Spatial Sequences

(Issue of a magazine 3/2017, page 114)

With the design of an educational ensemble for Terenten in South Tyrol, the Viennese architectural collective feld72 set out important measures for a new concept of a thriving village structure. The idea of the educational ensemble originated from a study in 2005, which involved the local community to develop a holistic concept for the village. Based on the original building of the 1970s, where the school and the kindergarten were housed together, a concept developed over the years allows both facilities more space and interaction whilst at the same time integrating the existing village library.

TOP 10: Standards in Design and Sustainability

TOP 10: Standards in Design and Sustainability

(Issue of a magazine 1/2017, page 102)

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected this year’s recipients of the Top Ten Awards, the industry’s premier program celebrating sustainable design excellence. Now in their 21st year, the Top Ten Awards highlight projects that exemplify the integration of great design and great performance. Submissions are required to demonstrate how the project aligns with COTE’s rigorous criteria for social, economic, and ecological value. 

Jacobs Institute, as a “Beacon of Innovation”

Jacobs Institute, as a “Beacon of Innovation”

(Issue of a magazine 1/2017, page 110)

Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation is part of the College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2015 the campus opened a new building “Jacobs Hall”, which allowed to combine all types of training under one roof. In this building flooded with natural light is everything to work on projects ranging from sketch to digital model. In 2016 it entered the TOP 10 Green Projects (AIA TOP TEN), which annually selects the American Institute of Architects.

ZEB Pilot House: Comfort + Energy Efficiency

ZEB Pilot House: Comfort + Energy Efficiency

(Issue of a magazine 1/2017, page 118)

Snøhetta is an active partner within ZEB (The Research Center on Zero Emission Buildings). The ZEB Multi-Comfort House is a cooperation between Snøhetta, Scandinavia’s largest independent research body SINTEF, ZEB partner Brødrene Dahl, and Optimera. 

Showcase of Excellence

Showcase of Excellence

(Issue of a magazine 2/2016, page 106)

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected the Top Ten Green Projects showcase excellence in ecological design principles and reduced energy consumption. These ten examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design became the showcase of excellence, protected and enhanced the environment. The COTE Top Ten Awards program, now in its 20th year, is the profession’s most rigorous recognition program for sustainable design excellence. The program celebrates projects that are the result of a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology.

Ko Shan Theatre New Wing: Theatre inside the Park

Ko Shan Theatre New Wing: Theatre inside the Park

(Issue of a magazine 1/2016, page 94)

Ko Shan Road Park is a small park located in the To Kwa Wan district of Kowloon. Perched on a hill, the park is home to the Ko Shan Theatre. The Ko Shan Theatre was first opened in 1983 and designed as a 3,000-seat semi-open air theatre. Because of the semi-open design, the former venue suffered from inclement weather and noise problems. After an improvement project approved in 1994, the refurbished Ko Shan Theatre was re-opened in October 1996.

New Building of Life Sciences, or How to Establish Relationships

New Building of Life Sciences, or How to Establish Relationships

(Issue of a magazine 1/2016, page 102)

Great projects are executed best when the owner-architect-contractor team develops a high level of trust and collaboration between all parties, and leverages the extensive use of key technologies. In the following is a story. The new academic, laboratory and research body is erected on the abandoned site and is designed as an innovative model for interdisciplinary study of the biological sciences and the implementation of educational programs.