Future Architecture ain’t that Far-Fetched: Sustainable Design, Net Zero Carbon, Negative Carbon

Occasionally, we introduce and re-introduce sustainable design works. It is a little difficult for the editors and correspondents to overlap writings about arts or design onto environmental issues and animals that are at the brink of their extinction. The exception is when art and design incorporate sustainability or ‘Save-the-World’ concept. We have compiled a list of green architecture, and the next list will be uploaded upon the completion of our editorial review.

Project: B-House

  • Status: Completed
  • Location: Bukit Timah, Singapore
  • Architects: Pomeroy Studio

Editor’s note: Though ‘Zero Carbon’ emission is a popular term in the sustainable design industry, it is essential to be aware that the net carbon might go below zero when energy input exceeds the usage. 

Pomeroy-03Courtesy image: Pomeroy Studio
For more information: http://www.pomeroystudio.sg/main/academic/B-House-247


i) Project: ZEB Pilot House

  • Status: Completed
  • Location: Larvik, Norway
  • Architects: Snøhetta




Courtesy image: Snøhetta
For more information: http://snohetta.com/project/188-zeb-pilot-house  

ii) Project: The SOLCER house
A successful attempt to build an affordable zero carbon emission house in Wales, UK.

  • Location: Pyle, near Bridgend, Wales
  • Status: Completed
  • Architects: Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University

SOLCER wales

Courtesy image: Welsh School of Architecture
For more information:

SUSTAINABILITY, SUSTAINABLE DESIGN- To minimize or produce no harm to the environment and to utilize natural resources in its surroundings with minimal wastage

i) Project: The Interlace Residential Complex

  • Status: Completed
  • Estimated energy savings: 9,102,046 kWh/yr; Estimated water savings: 20,635 m3/yr
  • Location: Singapore
  • Architects: Ole Scheeren, partner of OMA

 For more information: http://buro-os.com/the-interlace/

ii) Project: Pearl River Tower (Commercial Offices)

  • Status: Completed
  • Net reduction in Carbon emission: 30%
  • Location: Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China
  • Architects: Adrian Smith, Gordon Gill, Brad Wilkins, Robert Forest



Courtesy image: SOM
For more information: http://www.som.com/projects/pearl_river_tower

Source: NaoRococo (NR)

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