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What Materials Keep Buildings Cool?

Air-conditioning isn’t just expensive; it’s also terrible for the environment. Accounting for 10% of global energy consumption today, space cooling in 2016 alone was responsible for 1045 metric tons of CO2 emissions. This number is only expected to increase, with the International Energy Agency estimating that cooling will reach 37% of the world’s total energy demand by 2050.

Renzo Piano's California Academy of Sciences. Image © Tim GriffithA-cero's Concrete House II. Image © Luis H. SegoviaAmbrosi I Etchegaray's Spa Querétaro is a contemporary example of a centralized water feature and courtyard. Image © Luis GordoaCooper Scaife Architects' Leura Lane, which features a reflective and lightly-colored skillion roof designed for summer shade. Image © John Wilson+ 10

Draw Inspiration From These 21st Century Bathroom Designs

The bathroom is one of the most static and traditional spaces in any residence. However, in recent times, this space has gained an identity that relates directly to the interior and exterior design of the house. As architects, we strive to create a warm, dynamic and attractive space for users.

Today, bathrooms that include new technologies, clean projects, integrating new materials with an emphatic use of color are highlighted. Next, we compiled a selection of 34 toilets that reflect this trend. 

Summer Cave House in Santorini / Kapsimalis Architects

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Oia, Greece
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  100
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Koufomata, Marble Factory, Novamix

Kinsterna Hotel & Spa / Divercity Architects

Skilled local craftsmen were brought in to restore original features like this fireplace. Lace patterns are etched onto the walls, an intimate touch that reinterprets tradition and craftsmanship.. Image © Cathy CunliffeThe natural flow of water spills gently into the cistern and pool.. Image © Cathy CunliffeLocal construction methods and materials capture the atmosphere of the original building. Ceilings feature exposed stone vaults, cypress beams or traditional woodwork.. Image © Cathy CunliffeThe outdoor dining area, a series of raised platforms floating above the original cistern.. Image © Cathy Cunliffe+ 27

Earth Light / Workshop - Dionisis Sotovikis

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Kapandriti, Greece

Phos Restaurant In Mykonos Town / LM Architects

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Mykonos, Greece

Urban Lofts / Charis Gkikas & Evaggelia Filtsou

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