The U.S. Green Building Council has recently announced that Harvard University has achieved a worldwide first – the construction and completion of 50 LEED certified buildings. It is also a great feat for an institution as large as Harvard. They were able to successfully coordinate a decentralized campus with separate buildings that each have their own organizational structures. Read more about the five lessons they learned along the way after the break.
Architects: Studio AUTORI
Location: Svetog Save 25, Mokrin, Kikinda, Serbia
Project Team: Dijana Novaković, Dipl.Ing.Arch.; Maja Trbović, Dipl.Ing.Arch.; Aleksandra Nikitin, Dipl.Ing.Arch.; Dušan Nenadović, M.Arch.
Collaborators: Ljiljana Rodić – Bodrožić
Structural: Mega Plus
Project Area: 250 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Vladimir Sretenović
Sustainable housing comes in all shapes and sizes, and by 2020 California hopes that all of its new housing projects will benefit from net-zero energy consumption. But what exactly makes a home sustainable? Sustainability practices include materials, passive heating and cooling systems, energy harvesting, recycling, construction techniques and many other systems and technologies that are being developed everyday.
With so much continual innovation, California’s goal of making all new housing so energy efficient that it consumes no energy at all is foreseeable. While many agree that this, in fact, is the most responsible and intelligent approach to our increased energy consumption, developers and builders are divided over the potential financial hurdles that crop up from such a goal.
Follow us after the break for more information and images of sustainable housing projects.
Architect: Emre Arolat Architects
Location: Ceşme-izmir, Turkey
Concept-preliminary Project: Emre Arolat, Gani Turunç
Final Project: Sezer Bahtiyar
Construction Project: Gonca Paşolar, Sezer Bahtiyar
Project Team: Zeki Samer, Mürüvvet Gülcan Sahin, Nesime Onel, Gözde Sazak, Tayfun Aksoy, Gülin Derman, Olcay Ozten, Ufuk Berberoğlu, Murat Sahin, Serkan Duman
Client: Carmıklı, Kalyoncu, Tamtex
Construction: Carmıklı Yapı
Mechanical: Ihsan Akçay
Interior Design: Dara Kırmızıtoprak
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 15,734 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects
Jackson Hole Center for the Arts Performing Arts Pavilion / Stephen Dynia Architects (Arts Design Collaborative)
The Performing Arts Pavilion addition by Stephen Dynia Architects (Arts Design Collaborative) fits seamlessly into the rest of the Jackson Center for the Arts building, and makes the most of its natural Wyoming setting. The 35,000 square foot addition was completed in 2007. It contains music practice rooms and theatre support areas, but features its flexible theatre and open lobby in design and function.
Architect: Stephen Dynia Architects (Arts Design Collaborative)
Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Consultants: Theater Consultants Collaborative, Robert F. Mahoney and Associates, Specifications Consultants, Rolf Jensen and Associates, Inc, Hershberger Design, Ensar Group Inc.
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Ron Johnson Photography
Şişli is one of the biggest and busiest districts in Istanbul with a large business district and equally large residential area to support it. So when it was announced that the main Şişli High School design was to be chosen with a national competition, as residents of Şişli, cem kaptan architecture, in collaboration with Mustafa Tural and Yıldırım Gigi, won the mention prize of the competition for taking it upon themselves to create an environment for students that was protected from the outside for maximum concentration, but also had a connection to the heart of the urban way of living. More images and architects’ description after the break.
This project is located in the Gebze/Kocaeli Tübitak MAM (Marmara Research Center) area. The fact that the present operational structure of the company demanded a campus style layout which relies on the coalescence of office space, recreational areas and meeting and service facilities, led us to a more diverse design concept rather than a conventional office building.
Architect: CM Mimarlık
Location: TÜBİTAK MAM / Gebze – Kocaeli, Turkey
Project Team: Cem Sorguç (Lead Architect), Çağrı Küçükay, Barış Kıldiş, Ceylan Elgin, Zeynep Onuktav
Client: IBTECH / Finansbank
Construction Contractor: Tefirom Group
General Contractor: Diem
Statics: İmar İnşaat Yapı Mühendisliği
Electrical: ERK Proje Mühendislik Ltd.Şti.
Mechanics: OMS Tesisat İnşaat Taahhüt Tic. ve San. Ltd. Şti.
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 8,274 sqm
Photographs: Cemal Emden
We’ve been covering CEBRA + JDS + SeARCH + Louis Paillard’s geometric harbor project for Arhus, Denmark. The huge project, which measures over 21,000 sqm, will include mixed dwellings types and commercial space. CEBRA has shared a few short video clips with us, highlighting the progress of the project. This featured clip is shot from the bridge connecting the future harbor promenade across the nearby canal. The grey concrete wall shown is the beginning of the southern facade (the actual floor is on top of the wall) and behind the wall is where the parking is situated.
Another video, as well as a few construction photos, after the break.
Inspired by the unprecedentedly rapid urbanization process undergoing in China, Beijing-based Chinese architect and artist Li Han of Atelier 11 | China has developed a series of drawings on the subject of urban landscapes. The purpose of the series is to record the phenomena Li found interesting and representative in this urbanization process. With techniques and visual languages borrowed from architectural drawings, Li tries to present the spontaneous interaction between the urban environment and human activities. The drawings are not only objective documentations, but also reflections and scenarios on the future development based on the current facts. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The career of eminent architect and educator Stanley Tigerman is the subject of a retrospective exhibition that opened at the Yale School of Architecture Gallery, in historic Paul Rudolph Hall, on August 22, 2011. Ceci n’est pas une rêverie*: The Architecture of Stanley Tigerman, which remains on view through November 5, 2011. The exhibition celebrates Tigerman’s distinguished career with a diversity of original artworks, models, photographs, and archival documents, among other items. It is curated by Yale School of Architecture Associate Professor Emmanuel Petit. In January 2012, the exhibition will travel to the Graham Foundation’s Madlener House, in Chicago, and then onto the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. More information on the exhibition after the break.