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Michael Gazzola


Holme Apartments / John Wardle Architects

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ArchDaily's Sustainability Glossary : A-B-C

It is expected that within the next couple of decades, Earth will have absolutely nothing left to offer whoever/whatever is capable of surviving on it. Although the human race is solely responsible for the damages done to the planet, a thin silver lining can still be seen if radical changes were to be done to the way we live on Earth and how we sustain it. 

Since architects and designers carry a responsibility of building a substantial future, we have put together an A-Z list of every sustainability term that you might come across. Every week, a new set of letters will be published, helping you stay well-rounded on everything related to sustainable architecture and design. Here are the terms that start with letters A, B, and C.

30 Plans, Sections and Details for Sustainable Projects

The dramatic improvement in recent decades in our understanding of sustainable design has shown that designing sustainably doesn't have to be a compromise—it can instead be a benefit. When done correctly, sustainable design results in higher-performing, healthier buildings which contribute to their inhabitants' physical and mental well-being.

The benefits of incorporating vegetation in façades and in roofs, as well as materials and construction systems that take energy use and pollution into account, demonstrate that sustainable design has the potential to create buildings that improve living conditions and respect the natural environment.

Below we have compiled 30 plans, sections and construction details of projects that stand out for their approach to sustainability.

The Icon / Jackson Clements Burrows

© Michael Gazzola© John Gollings© Michael Gazzola© Michael Gazzola+ 18

8 Burnley Street 'A Place to Live' / SJB

Richmond, Australia
  • Architects: SJB
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016

Tarrawarra Abbey / Baldasso Cortese Architects

© Sherman Tan © Michael Gazzola © Michael Gazzola © Sherman Tan + 36

Yarra Glen, Australia

Imperial Doncaster / The Buchan Group

© Michael Gazzola © Michael Gazzola © Michael Gazzola © Michael Gazzola + 17

Manningham, Australia

St Joseph’s Primary School / dKO Architecture

© Michael Gazzola© Michael Gazzola© Michael Gazzola© Michael Gazzola+ 11

  • Architects: dKO Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  450
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2011