Design

Sustainable Community Housing that makes a difference

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In these times of housing crisis for most developing regions, there is also a similar challenge to provide affordable housing in the developed countries as the affordability gap stretches first time buyers or low income families.

So it is a welcome site to see a public body take the lead to provide new housing to meet this need and then inspiring for this housing to meet sustainable standards.

Norwich City Council in the UK, deserves this recognition fo their new estate, called Goldsmith Street, which is made up of almost 100 ultra low-energy homes for the Community. The Architects designed this new community to “Passivhaus” standards providing,

“a high level of occupant comfort while using very little energy for heating and cooling" (Passivhaus Trust)

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Design


African urbanization

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It is widely predicted that the future of many African nations will be urbanization with the population moving to cities from the rural communities that they currently reside in.

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An Architect's school by Tadao Ando

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In 2013, Tadao Ando, the celebrated Japanese Architect, created a new art, design and architecture school for the University of Monterrey in Mexico.

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London's new pavillion

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The folding structure sails over simple glazing to create an elegant sculpture in the heart of London's business centre.

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Amazing glass art

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We recently visited the Seattle Center in Washington State, USA and the long term glass art exhibition at the Chihuly Garden and Glass. Wow!

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