In 2003, German designer, Werner Aisslinger conceptualized a futuristic take on portable living. The idea Aisslinger coined the “Loftcube,” was soon picked up by businessman and hotelier, Josef Innerhofer. Its initial purpose was to create low-energy, affordable living spaces in urban areas. Interestingly, the very first prototype produced was housed on the roof of an urban high-rise.
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45 rue Louis Blanc received the ‘Habitat and Environment’ certification in 2007. This French environmental housing certificate is voluntary and goes further than just building efficiency. The criteria include educating occupants on eco-friendly behavior and waste reduction, as well as standard requirements for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
While designing A’Beckett Tower, the architects at Elenberg Fraser sought a solution to combat a desiccated landscape. Through the use of sunshades, the building’s interior was successfully protected from excessive solar penetration. Yet, by the time of its construction, a La Nina had replenished the landscape leaving the building’s solar accommodations as a reminder of Australia’s environmental past and potential future.
3Gatti Architecture Studio was commissioned to create a live bar in Shanghai while facing both financial and timing constraints. The owners, a Singaporean movie director and an ex musician, gave the architects complete artistic freedom, from which an extraordinary subterranean lounge was created. Using three-dimensional modeling software, the project was digitally conceptualized before its construction.
“Crescent Moon Tower” is a competitive proposal conceptualized and created by the Transparent House team. Transparent House is a design visualization firm that specializes in three-dimensional and animated architectural renderings. The proposal was submitted for the 11th ThyssenKrupp Elevator Architecture Award, which is given to firms that accurately and creatively produce structures that encourage urban transformation.