mnm MOD designed a residence entitled A House and constructed with the help of sustainable materials and technologies. The building accommodates two bedrooms, a music room and a jewelry studio. The interiors are modern and minimalist, displaying a tasteful mix of colors and textures. Generous outdoor spaces expand the living areas and take advantage of the views towards Venice Beach, LA. But the most inspiring characteristic of this 2,400 sq ft home is probably sustainability. According to Inhabitat, the residence uses an “advanced wall system made from recycled steel framing, incorporated insulation, and a mechanical chase to achieve high U and R values” (you will understand this better by simply looking at the last photo of the post). Which basically means that after this home will no longer be used, all the materials can be collected off the site and recycled.
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
An example of a huge success is Heneghan Peng Architects’ Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Using the large difference in level across the site, the architects created two folds in the landscape. Bold, but not conflicting with the rather bleak natural environment, these folds draw all the man-made areas together and create one fitting man-made break in the natural landscape. In the words of the architects themselves, There is no longer a building and a landscape, but building becomes landscape and the landscape itself remains spectacular and iconic