Basel, a city located in Switzerland has been featured by EuroNews Green as the ‘first city in the world’ to make green spaces and areas a legal requirement for any type of construction, especially new buildings. This effort wants to force city planners to start caring and taking into consideration biodiversity as a key part in design. “Basel’s city planning authority has made green roofs compulsory. This new requirement adds patches of green space which defuse humidity and h
ArchDaily narrates how a project called ‘Welcome, feeling at Work’ designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates with Europa Risorse is a recent trend when it comes to workplaces design and architecture. The project will take place in Milan, Italy and its development is scheduled for 2024. The biophilic office seeks to be a workspace centered around the integration of the local environment to the offices and by doing so, supporting employee health and wellbeing. “Biophilic architectur
BMJ Medical Journal released a paper called ‘City design for health and resilience in hot and dry climates’. The work analyzesthe challenges of designing healthy places in cities that have hot and dry climates, and the possible solutions to those challenges. “The health of people living in cities is affected by urban design elements including density, distribution of land use, building design, transport infrastructure, green spaces, opportunities for social interaction, and
It has been a year now, since the pandemic changed everything in our daily routines and ritualities. The way we use spaces, buildings and offices is different now, so that explains why new trends in design and architecture are beginning to appear. Just like any other strong event, the pandemic has marked us and made us think about new priorities in terms of interaction and cohabiting spaces. Recently, at Bisnow's D.C. Architecture and Design Update webinar several trends were
Best friend and co-conspirator @Molly Rauch speaking at a Mom’s Clean Airforce press conference yesterday before the Senate Climate Vote. Joined by Senators Chuck Shumer and Ed Markey. Molly has been fighting the good fight about the social equity impacts of climate change for over a decade and has partnered with @MKThink to further national research around improving indoor air quality in schools. She inspires me everyday to focus on advocacy by whatever means available. "
“Space changes behavior. Real estate is not about location, location, location. It’s about people, people, people.” Besides its beauty, Atlanta is one of the leading cities to think about architecture and spaces based on well-being. “We can be the center of the healthy and sustainable building movement. Just like Chicago became the city of the skyscraper, so Atlanta can become the center of green architecture”, said Liz York, senior advisor for buildings and facilities, strat
Grassy green spaces, intermittent gardens, mulched pathways and wooden boxes filled with water are the new protagonists of the educational spaces proposed by St. John’s Lutheran Church’s Child Development Center. “Based on a design composed by N.C. State’s Natural Learning Initiative, the outdoor learning environment was the Child Development Center’s answer to needing to replace its “tired” playground of 20 years. Instead of removing the old equipment and putting a new versi