Green Architecture or Green Design : The buildings has to be design and constructed as Eco friendly building, using optimal amount of energy and resources. So that we can attain sustainable environment for our future generation. Enormous consumption of resources in design as well as in execution is not acceptable in any case. Whatever the delightful buildings, it must be with optimum limits. The olden buildings constructed as huge and traditional, but as a same time it is energy efficient one. The buildings with natural light&air will leads to less consumption of energy. Some of the traditional structures are picturised below…
Huangshan Mountain Village
Huangshan, located near the ancient villages of Hongcun and Xidi in China’s Anhui province, is home to one of the country’s most beautiful mountains. As a UNESCO Heritage Site, it is a popular tourist destination”. It is a cluster of housing towers which take their forms from the granite contours of the Huangshan mountain range. Ten housing blocks make up Huangshan Mountain Village. The floorplates of each one decrease in scale towards the summit, tapering to create a peak-like formation along the edge of Taiping Lake.
Morpheus hotel in Macau, China, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, The monolithic 40-storey structure, wrapped in a gleaming aluminium exoskeleton, Yet closer examination reveals the hotel’s futuristic-looking design – which boasts a world-first, free-form exoskeleton with its structural geometric grid negating the need for internal walls or columns that would clutter the hotel’s interior.
Zaha Hadid’s condos
It is an 11-storey structure that includes 39 private residences and a number of luxury amenities, with steel bands and rounded glass corners beside the High Line park. By Zaha Hadid Architects. Named after its address in Chelsea, 520 West 28th Street. The building’s elegant hand-crafted metal façade is driven by one continuous line, which loops its way skywards. These dynamic curves create a distinctive chevron pattern that embraces interlacing levels, maximizing privacy and security between residences.
Battersea Arts Centre
The Battersea Arts Centre (“BAC”) building located near Clapham Junction railway station in Battersea, in the London Borough of Wandsworth that operates as a performance space specialising in theatre productions.
OMA Rijnstraat 8
Upon its completion in 1992, Rijnstraat 8, the former Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM) building represented both an innovative office typology. In collaboration with the original architect, Jan Hoogstad, OMA has developed an integrated concept for the building based on a renewal of its existing architectural qualities.
Zaryadye Park is a landscape urban park located adjacent to Red Square in Moscow, Russia, on the site of the former Rossiya Hotel. Zaryadye Park is the first public park built in Moscow for over 50 years. The area of the park’s facilities is almost 78,000 square meters, of which 25,200 square meters is occupied by a multipurpose concert hall. The floating bridge is a thin air structure in the form of the letter “V” with a large outward extension above the water. It towers over the embankment and seems to hover over the Moscow River.
Apple Store Michigan Avenue, Chicago / Foster + Partners
Inspired by the pulse of Chicago’s artistic energy, Apple has created a new platform for performance in a city charged by music. Located at the intersection of the Chicago River and North Michigan Avenue’s ‘Magnificent Mile’, Apple Michigan Avenue cascades down from Pioneer Court to the river’s edge, creating new connections between the city and the river. It was designed by Foster + Partners.
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The molded plywood which is strong and stiff material are used here to make this staircase. The module are arranged differently in linear or radial and compounded into straight flights or spiral stairs. The module of tread extending as its own structure connecting the ceiling or floor. From the geometrical view, this design consist of two identical halves, the lower half mounding from the floor below supported by its compression, while the upper part dipping from the floor supported by its own tension. This design is purely an artwork (wood work) which makes the environment more special and creates a space for exploration.
This staircase design was created by 4A four architects Poland, they got the inspiration from Möbius strip. This staircase easily become a sculptural element and a focal point of the building because of its eye-catching design. It resembles the symbol of infinity, users can have an eye-contact with every other in the stairs and it is visible from every point of the interior of a building. They designed it for a financial corporation where this space serves to introduce a client to the company.