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Greener Buildings for Everyone

Greener Buildings for EveryonAcross the world, evidence is growing that green buildings bring multiple benefits. On occasion of the World Green Building Week CORPUS spoke with James Drinkwater, Director of the World Green Building Council’s Europe Regional Network.

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Hardworking facade

Hamburg is home to the world's first house to supply itself with energy via a façade of photobio collectors. Inside, microalgae produce biomass and heat. Can this be an answer to tomorrow's energy challenges?

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Going high

At the beginning of November, trend-setting residential and commercial buildings will once again be awarded the International Highrise Award in Frankfurt's Paulskirche. The finalists have already been announced - our picture gallery shortens the time to the decision.

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Challenging: Sustainable architecture in 3D

3D printing in architecture offers many possibilities - but the technology is still in development. CORPUS talks to Hans Vermeulen, CEO of Aectual and DUS Architects about future prospects and the company's involvement in construction processes.

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From a stadium to urban development

Feyenoord City in Rotterdam is no run-of-the-mill architecture project. Germinating from the commission to build a new soccer stadium, a masterplan has been submitted by the architects of OMA for the revitalization of an entire urban quarter. CORPUS talked to David Gianotten, the architect in charge.

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New Standards

There’s a trend toward micro-housing strategies for living in limited space. And these are urgently needed in cities owing to the shortage of space and high square meter prices. They make possible the dream of living in one’s own four walls, a sense of self-sufficiency or minimalism tailored to the dweller’s personal aspirations – depending on the personal life situation. 

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Renaturing architecture: Biophilic Design for a healthier and more productive life

The more urban our lives become, the more we lose contact with nature. CORPUS met Designer and architect Oliver Heath, who explains, how Biophilic Design can improve health and well-being.

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Two rooms for the future

Does quality of living depend on the size of the home? No, it doesn’t, if we are to believe the architects of CBAG studio. They’ve redesigned the two rooms of a Berlin family’s apartment in a bid to optimize the available space.

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Artfully serious – Balkrishna Doshi receives 2018 Pritzker Prize

Professor Balkrishna Doshi has been selected as the 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate: 90 year old Doshi is the first Indian architect awarded with the prize, known internationally as architecture’s highest honor.

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The best of both worlds

Former biology student Doris Sung experiments as an architect with thermobimetal and draws inspiration from the protection mechanisms of the human skin. In this interview, she talks about the fascinating potential that this yields for facades and climate management.

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Minimalism in Miami

Chad Oppenheim’s designs seek the perfect balance between art and economy. With profound respect for the environment, the celebrated architect creates designs that are both beautiful and functional. CORPUS takes a look around Miami where his career began.

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Out of the box

It is the most publicized private construction project of recent years in Northern Ireland. How Patrick Bradley achieved the impressive feat of converting his lifetime design into a residence – fully integrated into its natural environment and its owner’s home territory.

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Innovating in an ideal world

Sustainable architecture is Stefan Behnisch’s hallmark. He and his international team realize projects worldwide without neglecting the cultural, geographical or political contexts. The celebrated architect granted CORPUS insights into his work.

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New energy for a residential complex

The Brunckviertel, a residential complex in Ludwigshafen, Germany, underwent a complete energy upgrade about 10 years ago. But what is life like in highly insulated buildings? And has the insulation system delivered the promised savings? A comprehensive evaluation provides the answers.

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Cutting-edge thermal insulation:
Neopor® Plus

For many years, Neopor® has been a tried-and-tested product for efficient thermal insulation on buildings. BASF has now upgraded this "classic" and in 2010 launched Neopor® Plus for the production of efficient external wall insulation systems in Europe, followed by the recent market launch of Neopor® Plus GPS in North America.  

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Living in a box

When accommodation becomes scarce and barely affordable in urban centers, new ideas are called for. Like those of the architect Travis Price: Using decommissioned freight containers, he has designed a residence hall for up to 24 students in the heart of Washington’s university neighborhood.