Campus Vitra >> DIOGENE | Renzo Piano.
Minimalist housing has always interested Renzo Piano, since he was a student. Almost obsessed by the idea, during his career Renzo Piano proposed the “mini house” theme to his students in London and also designed some contemporary “unités d’habitation” such as cars, boats and cells for nuns. At that time there were no reasons of economic efficiency but only self-moderation.
UN Studio | Theme Pavilion for the World Horticultural Expo (2014) in Qingdao, China.
A concept born from the Chinese Rose… with facade programming, recognizable routing and future flexibility.
A polluted and unusable land becomes the site for a garden-like creative community, where ready-to-be-disposed-of houseboats have become sustainable ateliers.
A museum surrounded and filled by nature in Miami. Herzog and De Meuron give to the city a space for art and for people .
San Francisco is a city with a deep passion for knowledge of nature: since 1853 the city is the headquarter of the California Academy of Sciences, one of the most prestigious institutions in the US. RBWB reaffirm this vocation with an incredible building, between discover and landscape.
Tamedia HQ in Zurich >>> Shigeru Ban’s jenga-like building:
Japanese traditional construction, timber joints, sustainability.
After winning the competition for “New Headquarters for Swatch and New Production Buildings for Omega” in Biel (Switzerland), Shigeru Ban’s proposal is now under construction.
THE HIGH LINE, NYC — Complete photo gallery
Enlightened view on Hedonistic Sustainability challenging the misconception that one must give up a portion of their comfortable lifestyle in order to live in a sustainable way – Bjarke Ingels’ TEDx Talk