Resorting to simplicity and sustainability, this residential project is a creative response to the particular complexities and conventions of contemporary housing. Instead of the traditional construction with layers of walls incorporating a variety o
An interactive facade of fritted glass with photovoltaic cells features a pixel map of the city and contains information on its history and its people. The office building opens up to the square with a restaurant, cafeteria, and meeting areas... [+]
The warped roofs formed by braiding innumerable sticks and stems of bamboo together are supported by steel pilotis that raise the building over a swamp and paddy field.
With their simple thatched roofs and intricate bamboo structures shaped like baskets, the pavilions together evoke the image of a traditional Vietnamese village.
Located on the outskirts of Koudougou, the third most populated city of Burkina Faso, the new Lycée Schorge building draws inspiration from traditional settlements in this part of West Africa, offering reinterpretations of vernacular building materia
Built with prefabricated components made with bits of ceramic and recycled glass mixed with mortar, the lattice stretches the whole breadth of the lot without touching the ground.
Levantada tras un terremoto, la iglesia está construida con 86 tubos de cartón envainados en vigas de madera y 8 contenedores de transporte colocados en la base a modo de estribos.
The project for an architectural studio at Calle San Jerónimo 17, just a few meters from the church of the same name, in the city of Granada, involved a radical transformation of a commercial space that had served different purposes in the course of
The pavilion’s construction materials are Chinese chopsticks and glue, with bespoke hand-held dispensers to enable consistent feeding of the material composite, and a printing guidance system for workers, with a depth camera and projector... [+]
The light frame, made of precast concrete modular elements to which the users bolt on Nipa palm tree panels and polycarbonate, makes it possible to do without complex foundations, allowing for transportation in small boats.
A reused container serves as sustainable model for nomad housing: windows are cut out of the surface and a porticoed porch is added to the original volume to build a dwelling space that is reduced but has a great programmatic flexibility.
The term cyborg was coined in 1960 – a time marked by the challenge of exploring outer space – to define a human being that has been improved by technology, and with the ability to survive in extreme or extraterrestrial environments. Since then, the
Organic materials are renewable and have excellent hygrothermal properties, and in the medium-term are bound to become an alternative to traditional composites. Today there is an increasing interest in agricultural residues or those spontaneously gen
Today there are several kinds of organic materials that are being developed in search of options to replace petroleum-derived plastic. MycoBond is an example of this innovative type of product. Developed by the New York-based company Ecovative, MycoB
Polymeric foams can be commercialized in a relatively large number of sectors – from architectural and naval construction to food and packaging, etc. – but without a doubt one of the most important applications of these products is in the building in
Because they grow quickly, and are evidently sustainable and furthermore easy to cultivate, microalgae are becoming an alternative to the use of fossil fuels in the field of construction (see Arquitectura Viva 140). The upcoming challenge seems to be
En climas con grandes diferencias térmicas estacionales y diarias los edificios necesitan almacenar energía (calor o frío) para mantener estable la temperatura interior y reducir el consumo. Es decir, necesitan dotarse de inercia térmica. Generalment