Posts Tagged ‘sustainable construction’

June 1st, 2008

The ‘SkyFarm’ is a concept green building and brainchild of Toronto based scientist Gordon Graff; the 58-storey building would grow crops in Toronto’s downtown theatre district. The building would cover 2.7 million square feet of human-habitable floor space and cover a massive 8 million square feet of arable farm space that could provide enough food for 35,000 people every day.


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Sunday, June 1st, 2008 at 18:43 | 6 comments
April 24th, 2008

Architectural Record have just featured their annual ‘Unbuilt Houses‘ series showcasing some very interesting concept designs of green & sustainable residential single-family dwellings.

Some of the projects are speculative, whilst others are set to be erect this year. Here is a showcase of all 8 projects.

Browse through the designs and tell us your favourite.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2008 at 22:25 | 1 comment
January 29th, 2008

Sustainable development is slowly becoming an important factor in the property development world, and whether we are prepared to accept it or not, sooner or later, one of the determining factors of whether a project goes forward or not will be the issue of sustainability.

The Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction promotes sustainable responses to the technological, environmental, socioeconomic and cultural issues affecting building and construction.

Activities including Holcim Awards competitions, Holcim Forum symposiums, seed funding for building initiatives and grants for research projects encourage innovative approaches to sustainable construction.

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 at 16:53 | 1 comment