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Boudoir Babylon Café / Adam Nathaniel Furman + Sibling Architecture

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Melbourne, Australia

Applied, Flush and Reveal: What Are the Types of Baseboards?

Architects are known for returning from travel with more photos of buildings than people and for having an esoteric vocabulary of their own. Of course, these are clichés that are not always true. But something that unites most designers is the tendency to pay attention to each detail that makes up a project, be it the material that covers the facade, the junction between different floors, how the doors open, the type of window frame, how the forms were put together for concreting, and more. But a detail that often goes unnoticed – and that makes a huge difference in interior design – is baseboards.

Morninton Peninsula House / Turco and Associates

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How to Make a Facade with Recycled Materials: 21 Notable Examples

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With the aim of supporting architects to become active agents of sustainable design, this week we present a selection of facades that incorporate different recycled materials. Beyond the typical uses of plastic and glass, in this article, you will find innovative materials such as mattress springs, ice cream containers, plastic chairs, and recycled waste from agricultural and industrial products. A look at 21 remarkable projects using recycled materials to create an attractive facade.

Plus Two Coffee / Alana Cooke

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Arkadia / DKO Architecture + Breathe Architecture

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  5590
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Sculptform, Advanced Metal Industries Australia, Apollo, Bowral, Lohas, +2

Park Life House / Architecture Architecture

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Williamstown North, Australia

The Summit House / Architecture architecture

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Melbourne, Australia

The Commons / Breathe Architecture

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Brunswick, Australia

Bardolph Gardens / Breathe Architecture

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Glen Iris, Australia

Hoa's House / ioa-studio

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  • Architects: ioa-studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  104
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Big River Group, Atremide, Furniture throughout, JSB, +2

Skinny House / Oliver du Puy Architects

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Melbourne, Australia
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  180
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Vola

Breathe Offices / Breathe Architecture

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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.

Fish Creek House / Archiblox Pty Ltd

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Fish Creek, Australia

Brick & Gable House / Breathe Architecture

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Unbricked House / Merrylees Architecture

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