Every new building takes up a few dozen or several hundred square metres of space. Urban infrastructure development is necessary, but often the same goals can be achieved with completely different solutions. Find out what the alternatives to high-emission development projects looks like!
Mixed-use architecture has the purpose of creating spaces that combine multiple functions – including residential, commercial and cultural functions. It turns out that such solutions have many benefits, including giving new life to old buildings, supporting ecology and improving living comfort.
When climate change is caused by the building industry, for example, it requires the governments around the world to take further steps to improve their ability to protect the environment. One of these is supposed to be the solution introduced by the European Green Deal, according to which all buildings constructed after 2030 must be zero-emission.
Nowadays, smart technology makes it possible to control many elements of a building through mobile devices. Smart home systems, as it turns out, not only make life easier, but also fit in perfectly with the sustainable building trend.
The construction industry has undergone a number of revolutionary changes over the past decade or so. One of them is the passive house trend. A trend that is well on its way to becoming one of the basic building principles for housing, offices and public facilities in the near future.
Modernism, or minimalism in architecture, is back. Buildings constructed in this style allude in form and minimalist elegance to the designs of the 1930s. However, with today’s new technologies, a number of differences have emerged in this trend – including those associated with the use of large glazings.
There is a growing number of people asking themselves how to reduce their energy and heating bills. Is it possible to build a house with almost no maintenance costs? The answer is – yes, it is! The solution to this problem is passive housing.
The purpose of revitalisation is to transform a given area so it can serve a new function. Why is the social nature of this type of projects so important?
Future – this word stimulates our imagination in many ways. One of the hot topics in the construction industry is the future of cities. How will new technologies affect them? Which urbanisation trends will prevail in the coming decades? Which trends will completely transform the cities as we know them today?
Ecology is playing an increasingly vital role in the construction industry. Eco-friendly technologies and materials are no longer the signature feature of exclusive developments, but increasingly a standard solution in the design and revitalisation of various facilities. Check out which facts about the “green revolution” you may have missed.
Did you know that glass façades along with window and door frame woodwork significantly contribute to minimising the energy losses and passive energy gains? This article discusses these as well as other functional and ecological solutions that play a part in passive and environmentally friendly building.
The share of green building in building projects is growing, year by year. Architects are one of the most important advocates of change in this area. How can they promote green building solutions and technologies in talks with investors? Which arguments resonate with corporate investors and which ones with individual investors?