Sustainability started to become a major issue these days. A home has to be energy efficient and made of eco-friendly materials in order to give you that “green state of mind”. In order to celebrate the awareness that a sustainable home means a planet less polluted, we are presenting you an interesting project, developed by the Scandinavian designer, Heidi Mendoza, owner of RE.DZINE. Green Cube Show Home, located in Denver, Colorado is one of her finest residential projects. She managed to combine brilliantly tastes and different lifestyles in order to obtain a tailor-made modern design solution.
The structure features strong architectural shapes (a cube) that adds a touch of colour and volume. The staircase that connects the floors is made of glass and steel, allowing transparence. At the end of the staircase, there’s the top of the house. A beautiful terrace welcomes you with a delightful view over the city’s skyline. The spot is absolutely perfect for a romantic brunch in two or for bringing your ideas together. The Green Cube got the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certificate.
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Inside the school, a wall made of cross-laminated timber separates classrooms from the main corridor, providing a space for storage and study. With very little to work with, the architects have managed to create a building that is much more than just the sum of all of its parts
Value for money is not, and never was, the same as being cheap. Value for money means making the most of whatever budget is available. A good example of this is Hayes Primary School in London, by Hayhurst and Co. Having to contend with a tightly controlled 3 million local authority budget, they worked with the existing structure of the primary school to give it a much needed update. A striking polished stainless steel brise-soleil facade installed at the school’s entrance, gives the school’s many different buildings a sense of identity, while new classrooms have been created in a range of shapes and sizes, and are often flooded with natural light