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Erasing and Recycling Buildings with ‘ERO’ Robot

The era of demolition may come to an end in the near future with the advent of ‘ERO’ by product designer Omer Haciomeroglu, a robot that disassembles concrete by a process that reverses the exact way it was cast.

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‘Loading Station’ — a Solar Powered Charging Station for Cars

The increasing popularity of electric cars in sweden led the traffic department of gothenburg to commission local firm Kjellgren Kamisky Architecture to posit a solution for sustainable personal transportation. The result is a solar-powered charging station for electric cars, bikes and scooters that additionally offers weather protection, waiting rooms, a bike repair shop, outdoor gym, cafe and informational kiosks — all Wifi connected. Continue Reading →


‘Stacking Green’ in Saigon

“Whoever wanders around Saigon, a chaotic city with the highest density of population in the world, can easily find flower-pots crampped and displayed here and there all around the streets. This interesting custom has formed the amused character of Saigon over a long period of time and Saigonese love their life with a large variety of tropical plants and flowers in their balconies, courtyards and streets.

The house, designed for a thirty-years-old couple and their mother, is a typical tube house constructed on the plot 4m wide and 20m deep. The front and back façades are entirely composed of layers of concrete planters cantilevered from two side walls. Continue Reading →


Sustainable Pavilion Made from Corn and Wood

Armed with a 7000€ budget St. André-Lang Architectes  have designed ‘Tourner Autour du Ried’ a 20 sqm housing prototype constructed in a protected area in the village of Muttersholtz, in the north-east of France. The pavilion has been designed to follow a simple generative shape, namely a circle, allowing for views of the entire surrounding landscape. Characterized by the presence of a light shaft in its middle, the indoor set-up has consequently been chosen according to the sun’s position and its daily east-to-west cycle. Continue Reading →


Floriade 2022: MVRDV to Transform Almere Into the Greenest City Ever Built

The City of Almere presents today its plans for the Floriade 2022 candidature. Almere is one of the four Dutch cities left in the race for the prestigious horticultural Expo which takes place once every ten years in the Netherlands and is currently open in Venlo. The MVRDV plan for Almere is not a temporary expo site but a lasting green Cité Idéale as a green extension of the existing city centre. The waterfront site opposite the city centre will be developed as vibrant new urban neighbourhood and giant plant library which will remain after the expo. Continue Reading →


This Barn House Integrates Sun Protection Blinds Beautifully

“The task of conceiving a private home in the countryside south of Eelde raises the question as to how far the existing typology is suitable, without resorting to historicising architecture. This local typology is strongly determined by the simple Drenthe barn: straightforward, at a right angle to the road axis, centred in the countryside, without a privacy layer, functional, a single construction layer with roof. Farms fitting this description have already existed for centuries. Continue Reading →