An Energy-Efficient Modern Church References Utah’s Mining History

Salt Lake City-based design practice Sparano + Mooney Architecture designed a church for West Valley City, Utah that’s strikingly modern yet sensitive to the existing site context. Located near Bingham Canyon Copper Mine, the world’s deepest open pit mine and a major employer in the area, the church pays homage …

A Short Guide to Building a Sustainable Shelter in Nature

Imagine you are on a desert island. You are trying to invoke the image of Bear Grylls in hope for some hint on survival technique, but with no success whatsoever. You have nobody else to rely on, only yourself and the ingenuity of your own, and as you are determined …

Green White City

Did you know that the highest tree in the Serbian capital is growing on Zeleni venac? It is not Sequoia sempervirens, Eucalyptus regnans or Picea sitchensis but Stattwerk Biotop – an artificial light installation of a German design company. Inspired by the metamorphosis of nature “Stattwerk” has symbolically planted “seed” …

The Impact of Architecture on the Environment

In 1987, the World Commission on the Environment and Development defined sustainability as a process of meeting the present needs without compromising future generations and their needs. This definition can be expounded into three main aspects on which sustainability rests – ecology, economy, and society. Ecological aspect refers to our …

Spectacular Town Hall Doubles as a Bridge in Denmark’s Faroe Islands

When Copenhagen-based Henning Larsen Architects was tapped to design the Town Hall in Eysturkommuna, the firm knew that there would be no point in trying to compete with the sublime Faroe Islands setting. Sculpted by wind and volcanic forces, the lush Nordic landscape instead provided inspiration for the building, which …

SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE

This is the 11th issue of our Magazine with the topic of “Sustainable Architecture”. Architecture is a discipline that through its practice has a profound impact on all fields of sustainability, which means that during its existence, an object affects local and global environment by various related activities and processes …