To help lessen greenhouse gas emissions, both architects and architectural firms find it essential to make their designs sustainable and environmentally friendly. Listed here are the top 4 impressive buildings in the world that possess sustainable features.
Every one of us has a responsibility to help save our mother earth. We have already started taking simple steps to minimize our carbon footprint. And to fulfill this responsibility by recycling, creating a backyard garden, having our backyard compost pit, using sustainable or renewable energy instead of solely relying on electric energy provided by own local electric company, and cutting down our fossil fuel usage. Like homeowners like us, architects also take their share of responsibility by designing sustainable architecture projects.
Instead of relying on conventional building materials, architects are now making use of alternative and more sustainable ways of making. With not just aesthetics in mind but also thinking about its maintenance and operation. Since these factors significantly add to the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Here are a few impressive buildings from around the world that possess sustainable features.
This free-standing structure in Barcelona, Spain, forms a protective vertical green facade over a residential tower. Capella Garcia Arquitectura designed Green-side Wall. Also called as Vegitecture, the Greenside Wall features a vegetable garden that insulates the adjacent residential units while minimizing street noise. An integrated drip irrigation system is maintaining it. It also helps absorb carbon dioxide in the area and generate additional oxygen.
Pixel is an impressively built carbon-neutral office building that was designed by studio505. It is the first of its kind in Melbourne, Australia. What’s more impressive with Pixel is the building’s ability and capability to generate its water and power on-site.
Pasona HQ Tokyo
Pasona HQ Tokyo was one of the beautiful creations of Kono Designs LLC located in Tokyo, Japan. This is a nine-story corporate office building that features urban farming facilities, an active rooftop garden, and a double-skin green facade.
Via Verde- The Green Way
Via Verde is one of the newest low-cost residential development in the United States. This 222-unit residential building is located in South Bronx, New York provides not just a home to minimum wage earners in the area but also a healthy, urban living.
Sustainable feature: This project of Grimshaw was built over a reclaimed brownfield site. It has acquired LEED Gold and has even exceeded the environmental responsibility guidelines of the NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Program and Enterprise Green Communities. It features green roofs that measure over 3,150 square meters. Not only do these green roofs offer active gardening, but they also help minimize stormwater run-off and enhance the insulation of the building.