Case Studies

Energy Flex House

  DENMARK – If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live in a house without any energy bills, you may want to consider becoming a test subject for the Energy Flex House—Denmark’s first energy neutral residence. Developed by Henning Larsen Architects in conjunction with the Danish Technological Institute and Buro Happold Engineers, the Energy […]

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Woodcube | Germany

Germany—Aptly named for its recognizable form, Hamburg’s Woodcube offers a strategy for constructing multi-storey housing with a renewable natural resource material commonly found in northern climates—wood! Since wood is especially abundant in Canada, we’re eager to see the unique construction methods developed by Architekturagentur, the firm behind this innovative project, in the context of a […]

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The Mountain | Denmark

Denmark – A residential development called “The Mountain,” known for its distinct form amidst the suburban district of Ørestad, is one of the highlights on our upcoming trip to Copenhagen. Instead of creating two separate buildings for parking and living, architects BIG chose to combine these two programs in a form that allows all 80 […]

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ZEB Pilot House | Norway

Norway – We will be visiting the ZEB Pilot house in Ringdalskogen, Larvik, Norway designed by Snøhetta and completed in 2014. Built as a pilot project with The Research Center on Zero Emission Buildings, it is a demonstration project created to facilitate learning on building methodology for ‘energy-plus’ houses with integrated sustainable solutions.

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City of Tomorrow – Bo01 | Sweden

Sweden – Another destination in our upcoming travels, the “City of Tomorrow,” otherwise known as Bo01 in Malmö, Sweden, is the site of a former brownfield along the city’s western harbour. Developed in 2001 as part of an international housing exhibition, Bo01 was as much a modern architectural endeavour as it was a testing ground […]

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BIQ House | Germany

Germany – Part of our upcoming travel includes the International Building Exhibition in Hamburg, where we will visit the world’s first algae powered building, the BIQ House, featuring a glass façade that is the first of its kind to generate renewable energy through the use of photobioreactors.

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