Lighter, Stronger and Organic: The Future of Building Materials

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 in Construction, Green
Lighter, Stronger and Organic: The Future of Building Materials

As architecture and design progress, the materials available have always made a great impact on the industry. With environmental factors coming into play, and a desire to build increasingly dramatic designs, engineers and scientists are looking for increasingly strong, sustainable and easy to produce building materials. SEA BALLS Also referred to as Neptune Balls, these […]

Flexible Interiors to Ease Urbanization

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 in Green, Interior Design
Flexible Interiors to Ease Urbanization

In environments that are getting progressively more urbanized, space is becoming limited and more expensive. However, designers and architects alike are finding ways to create small spaces that are as flexible and mobile as possible. These living spaces have shape-shifting interiors that provide the illusion of living in larger homes with multiple rooms while in […]

Passive Homes, The Next Step in Green Building

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in Green
Passive Homes, The Next Step in Green Building

Designed to reduce energy consumption by 90%, passive house standards are some of the most stringent concerning the construction of residential and commercial projects. Passive homes are incredibly well-insulated and are built to be as air tight as possible. Heating is mostly solar, with any remaining heat coming from electrical equipment and people inside the […]