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Variety above all: National Austrian Prize for Architecture and Sustainability

The jury’s discussions were dominated by a new building which some say will revolutionize ecological architecture, but which ultimately was not honoured with any prize.

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Passive house in the subtropics: Residential building near Shanghai

Building passive houses in warm climate zones is generally held to be nonsense. But maybe that's not so.

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Compostable walls: Straw-bale house in Dornbirn

In the planning for a residential building in Dornbirn, Austria, Georg Bechter Architecture has come up with a convincing solution that does not compromise on design.

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Built on sand: Is the construction boom depleting supplies?

Sky-scrapers, airports, motorways and artificial islands – such huge projects realised as part of the unprecedented construction boom have increasingly exhausted sand resources.

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Rome University takes first place in Solar Decathlon Europe 2014

Rome University took first place at the Versailles competition, followed by Nantes and Delft. The team from Berlin came in fourth.

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Clear Sign: a Plus for the Future

In Stuttgart, architects and scientists discussed the latest insulation systems: attractive façades despite of heat insulation composite systems, vacuum insulation, hybrid components, and fluid glass ...

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Susi Weigel Kindergarten in Austria: Inspiration from Children's Story books

At the new kindergarten in Bludenz, the interior design takes inspiration from motifs by the artist for children's story books.

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Complete Facade Greening: High-Rise Apartment Building in Milan

Flora and fauna take on added importance in this exemplary living concept for increasingly densely populated metropolises by becoming an integral part of the building's shell.

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House Without Heating: Office Building in Austria

Building "2226" is planned without heating, cooling, and mechanical ventialtion but should provide constant temperature between 22 und 26 degrees Celsius.

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Ecobuild 2014 – Championing a Greener Built Environment

The event hosts the most comprehensive showcase of sustainable construction products in the world.

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