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P.S. 62 The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability / SOM

The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground, also known as P.S. 62, is the first net-zero-energy school in New York City and one of the first worldwide. The cutting-edge building harvests as much energy from renewable on-site sources as it uses on an annual basis. Envisioned as a pilot project to explore sustainable design strategies for New York City public schools,..

Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) / HOK

The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) sets a precedent for civic-minded transit hubs in the US. HOK and Parsons Brinckerhoff designed ARTIC as an innovative new transit station that serves as a destination in itself. The project brings together transit, dining, retail and entertainment options in an iconic terminal building...

Cheering restaurant / H&P Architects

Cheering Restaurant is influenced by the classic Hanoi sidewalk. H&P Architects were inspired by the familiar image of ancient trees overhanging roads and the busy traditional Hanoian sidewalk where activities, such as the sharing of cuisine, happen day and night. The restaurant contains the essence of Vietnamese cuisine culture on sidewalk and creates special experiences for the users bringing people closer to nature...

Guangzhou Opera House / Zaha Hadid Architects

Guangzhou Opera House by Zaha Hadid Architects in Guangzhou is situated on the banks of the Pearl River. The spectacular building comprises a large concert hall for 1,800 spectators and a smaller multifunctional theater, both erected on a pedestal. Hadid’s design work was inspired by river pebbles made smooth by flowing water...

Colorado Outward Bound School Micro Cabins / Colorado Building Workshop

A group of architecture students from the Colorado Building Workshop recently constructed 14 attractive small cabins near Leadville, Colorado. Participating in a design-build programme, the students designed the cabins for the Colorado Outward Bound School – 14 cabins provide more than just shelter. They are sustainable micro-dormitories devised to connect students with nature, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains...

The Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion / Lake Flato Architects

Lake Flato architects of San Antonio designed the facility to meet the Living Building Challenge, the most rigorous international green-building certification. The stringent Living Building Challenge requirements for Net Zero Water and Ecological Water Flow are met by treating wastewater onsite to reuse for irrigation and employing a water feature to reduce peak flows while creating an aesthetic amenity...

Harbin Opera House / MAD Architects

Beijing-based MAD Architects have completed construction of the Harbin Opera House in the northern Chinese city of Harbin but it is not yet open to the public. It is part of the Harbin Cultural Island project, which consists of the opera and a cultural center located along Harbin's Songhua river. The complex covers an area of 850,00 square feet...

Water Tower Renovation / META-Project

META-Project adaptively renovated the water tower in an attempt to engage community life. Located in the campus of a rundown military factory, and the water tower is re-interpreted and transformed into a new type of ‘public folly’ - an ambiguous built object that transcends the common usage to which it belongs, and suggests some other public purpose...

PARKROYAL on Pickering / WOHA

Developed by UOL Group’s subsidiary, Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited, PARKROYAL on Pickering is being designed by internationally acclaimed architectural firm WOHA. The flagship PARKROYAL hotel will boast a hotel-in-a-garden concept that focuses on integrating environmental principles and elements throughout the property...

JST Malaysia Factory on the earth / Ryuichi Ashizawa Architect & Associates

Factory on the earth, An extension of an existing factory, this project in Johor aims to use the power of nature — rainwater, sunlight, wind, geothermal heat and vegetation — to minimise carbon emission. Designed by Ryuichi Ashizawa Architect & Associates as a sustainable factory, a large green roof doubles as a green platform that allows the surrounding forest to continue to flourish...

BOONTHESHOP / Peter Marino Architect

BOONTHESHOP has a new 27,000-square-foot flagship in Seoul, designed by Peter Marino. BOONTHESHOP is a top address in the South Korean Fashion scene. Since its foundation in 2000, the growth curve has been going up steeply. This Korean clothes brand has specialised in the premium male segment of the 50 million inhabitant country. The concept mixes commercial brands with young, relatively unknown designers...

Partners In Health Rwandan Share Houses / Sharon Davis Design

Rwandan Share Houses, This building is actually housing for the workers of the hospital in Rwinkwavu, Rwanda. It was designed by Sharon Davis, whose company was approached by NGO Partners in Health to design low-cost housing for their medical staff and the staff of the Rwandan Ministry of Health. Aimed at creating a sensible, sustainable, affordable building attuned to its hot, dry hillside site,...