Steel Farm is located near Hexham in the North Pennine Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB). Built using traditional construction technology it is the first Certified Passivhaus in Northumberland. As organic farmers they owned (...)
The challenge was to create a simple,sustainable, two-storey unit that would fit into a special site: a matureforest inside a northern Romanian city.<o:p></o:p>House Che subtly rises aroundthe inner courtyard in a mesmerizing natural environmen (...)
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Sri Lanka has a rich and ancient tradition in building, most importantly, building in ways appropriate for climate and context. It is important for contemporary Sri Lankan architecture to build appropriately for this region, adopting proper technology and materiality, incorporating passive design strategies for natural light and ventilation, thus imbue each building with a place specific response and identity.Sustainable architecture was always ingrained in Sri Lankan architecture, where building was always done with sensitivity to its tropical context and its people. Approaches that embrace these factors are key and should be encouraged.
Construction21 is a collaborative platform dedicated to building professionals, to help them discover and develop new ways of sustainable building. Initially developed with the support of European Union (IEE project), Construction21 platforms are managed by non-profit and academic organizations closely linked to building sector in each country.