Santa Monica practice Pugh + Scarpa Architects have completed a building to provide homes, support services and rehabilitation for homeless and mentally disabled people in Santa Monica, California.

sugawaradaisuke: aqua plannet headquarters / office in forest

japanese architect sugawaradaisuke has shared images of his recently completed 'office in the forest' in matsuzaka, a new headquarters for aqua plannet.

"The algae-filled walls of Splitterwerk Architects' sustainable BIQ house. The five-story structure, which will be unveiled at the International Building Exhibition in Hamburg, Germany, in March, has a facade of glass panels brimming with fast-growing microalgae. By harnessing the miracle of photosynthesis, the plants can convert light into enough heat and biomass energy to power the entire zero-carbon building"

Splitterwerk Architects Build BIQ House Green Through And Through

Algae-filled walls generates biomass energy to power the entire zero-carbon building.

Built to host some of the main events of the World Design Capital year, the Summer Pavilion is a temporary structure made entirely out of Finnish timber.© Tuomas Uusheimo

Spectacular forms in wood

Image 20 of 34 from gallery of Venice Biennale Finnish Pavilion presents “New Forms in Wood”. Helsinki World Design Capital 2012 / Wood Program © Aki-Pekka_Sinikoski

Dutch Pavilion at Venice  Architecture Biennale 2012

Dutch textile designer Petra Blaisse transforms the Dutch Pavilion with a system of motorized curtains.

aedas: rotherham central station open to the public

Completed in 2012 in Rotherham, United Kingdom. Images by Daniel Hopkinson. Rotherham Central railway station has been greatly improved thanks to a million redevelopment project designed by AEDAS Architects. The station.

Egypt's Solar SLIDES House Has a Transforming Perforated Facade | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

Egypt's Solar SLIDES House Has a Transforming Perforated Facade

A team of Architecture and engineering students have devised a way to harness Egypt’s strong solar rays and combine them with innovative design. The SLIDES house is The American University in Cairo’s entry for European Solar Decathlon.

paphos sliding facade

translusent extension with sliding facade designed by Koutsoftides Architects and installed by Dalcon Ltd

Synthesis Architecture - Bucharest, Romania

Synthesis Architecture - Bucharest, Romania