Soaring Hexagonal Toronto Residential Tower Designed for Energy Efficiency

Soaring Hexagonal Toronto Residential Tower Designed for Energy Efficiency

Designs for a 263-unit hexagonal residential tower in Toronto call for a façade that provides passive solar cooling and heating. The unusual design comes from architectural firm Studio Gang for real estate investment firm Slate Asset Management’s property.

Austin’s New Sports Stadium Will Be Solar-Powered

Austin’s New Sports Stadium Will Be Solar-Powered

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) revealed plans for a sports stadium and entertainment center in Austin, Texas, that the architectural firm says will have rooftop photovoltaic panels. Called East Austin District, the 1.3 million-square-foot project includes a 40,000-seat stadium next to a 15,000-seat multi-purpose arena. BIG is … Read more…

Architecture Firms Fall Short of Energy Benchmarking Goals; Here’s Why

Architecture Firms Fall Short of Energy Benchmarking Goals; Here’s Why

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) issued an ambitious challenge to architectural firms in 2006: Make all new buildings, developments, and major renovations carbon-neutral by 2030. In the intervening decade-plus, more than 400 firms with projects in nearly 100 countries have signed onto the AIA’s … Read more…

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