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OFF THE GRID – Can you design a tiny home?

OFF THE GRID - Can you design a tiny home? | خارج الشبكة - هل يمكنك تصميم منزل صغير؟

Architecture Competition: OFF THE GRID – Can you design a tiny home? INTRODUCTION Tiny house: an eco-friendly housing solution. Our lives are dependent on the systems that complete our housing requirements, what happens if these grid systems fail? The sustainable approach to housing is important for human survival. Can we design our dream home within […]

The Invisible Hub

The Invisible Hub

Architecture Competition: The Invisible Hub This community hub is hidden behind its landscape in a form recognizing the influence of nature over architecture. The edges between architecture and nature become invisible and intertwine. The biophilic resulting structure anchors itself far from clear borders announcing a new harmonious relationship and provokes real resiliency. This structure (or […]

Sustainability and community participation to achieve a circular economy in urban design

Sustainability and community participation to achieve a circular economy in urban design, When discussing the circular economy in relation to the architectural object, through the lens of material recycling, design for decoding and physical passports, the framework is often fully operationalized at the neighborhood and city scale. Whether it is visions of circular societies that […]

New solutions for affordable housing in a climate risk environment

New solutions for affordable housing in a climate risk environment, Affordable housing is an increasingly serious global issue, whether it is rent or home ownership, the unaffordability of homes is on the rise. If we look at the US Census data, we will see a sharp decline in home ownership in recent decades. Although millennials […]

Converting an old Swedish mine into an eco-friendly neighborhood by Snøhetta and White Arkitekter

Converting an old Swedish mine into an eco-friendly neighborhood by Snøhetta and White Arkitekter, Construction has begun on the residential project that will transform an old mine outside Gothenburg into an environmentally friendly and socially sustainable neighbourhood. The residential project has been called Wendelstrand, and will be developed by Next Step Group, designed by Snøhetta […]

Architectural language shaped by sustainability

Architectural language shaped by sustainability, Sustainability often passes as a technological challenge, with its measurable goals and measurable performance. Its primary language is data, equipment, and engineering systems, often translated into a high-tech layer, hidden within a design that supports pre-existing aesthetic standards. Since architecture is the image of society at some point, how can […]

Sustainable concrete building methods and practices

Sustainable concrete building methods and practices, Sustainable concrete buildings are a step towards green and environmentally friendly concrete construction practices, to solve global environmental problems. Concrete is a building material that has been widely used all over the world, and the amount and impact of concrete produced, used, is an important part of the entire […]

How prepared the construction industry is to adopt hydrogen energy

How prepared the construction industry is to adopt hydrogen energy, Global warming is a serious problem that poses a major threat to the ecosystem, through rising temperatures, rising sea levels, water shortages, droughts, etc. In addition, carbon emissions from building construction contribute to this problem significantly. Therefore any effort towards reducing carbon emissions in the […]

Factors for making the decision to demolish or renovate buildings

Factors for making the decision to demolish or renovate buildings, It is not easy for someone to make the decision to demolish or renovate a particular building, as this decision requires a trade-off between different goals and values. The decision is controlled by several factors such as environmental and economic benefits, risk assessment, waste management […]

Launching a development project in the center of Jeddah with huge investments

Launching a development project in the center of Jeddah with huge investments, The Saudi Crown Prince, “Mohammed bin Salman”, gave the signal to start implementing the main development project in downtown Jeddah. The launch of the general plan for the downtown Jeddah project comes within the framework of the Crown Prince’s interest in developing all […]