Contents

 

Branding through the Architecture of the Audi Terminal
Interview: Markus Allmann
Design of the Audi Terminal
 
Interview: Dominique Boesch, CEO of Audi Japan
Cars in the Context of Society and the Environment
 
 
Feature:
Green Architecture
 
Ecology and sustainability are established and increasingly important topics in architectural design. Today it seems almost impossible to discuss architecture without taking the environment into consideration.
 
Amid various approaches to sustainability, one that is recently seen more frequently is to literally cover roofs and walls with greenery so-called living roofs and living walls. This issue examines the advantages for sustainable design of this type of green architecture by introducing examples that range from simple roof gardens to a temporary pavilion, green houses and interior designs, and public architecture.
 
The new California Academy of Sciences building by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop has earned LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. As a new home for a world-class natural sciences institution, it features a living roof as perhaps its most symbolic feature. But it is also based on comprehensive strategies for the efficient use of energy, as evidenced by the data in this issue for the use of natural light, heat, water, and recycled building materials.
 
We are already familiar with building materials like stone, wood, brick, steel, and concrete. Perhaps that list needs to be expanded to include plants as well.
 
Renzo Piano Building Workshop
California Academy of Sciences
 
Essay: Artificial Wilderness Patrick Blancs Vertical Gardens
Anna Lambertini
 
VenhoevenCS
Sportplaza Mercator
 
BIG
Mountain Dwellings
 
Mass Studies
Ann Demeulemeester Shop
 
Vector Architects
CR Land Guanganmen Green Technology Showroom
 
Import.Export Architecture
Fragile Lab
 
Jensen & Skodvin
Bad Gleichenberg Thermal Bath
 
Emilio Ambasz
Eye Bank of Veneto + Venice-Mestre Hospital
 
Martijn de Geus + Philip Mannaerts
BlackBox
 
Triptyque
Harmonia 57
 
Valdimar Hardarson ASK arkitektar
Gata Summerhouse
 
R&Sie(n)
imlostinParis
 
CHANG Architects
Elok House
 
Germn del Sol
Termas Geomtricas