Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Timmelsjoch Experience Pass Museum by Werner Tscholl

The Timmelsjoch Experience is a walk along a historic trail used for trade in the mountains of Austria. The Experience features architectural sculptures along the way that serve to enlighten travelers about the history, culture, community and economy of the region. Werner-Tscholl Architects designed the Pass Museum for The Experience that acts as an “ice cave” that documents the history of the Timmelsjoch trail.
The architectural sculpture was designed to blend into the natural landscape surrounding the Timmelsjoch Trail in an experimental way. Werner-Tscholl created the model with a unique aesthetic then built the unusual museum that is uniform in material and color to its background. The building serves as modern art and a testament to mans’ ingenuity in adjusting the landscape to live in harmony with it along the trail, since ancient times. The Timmelsjoch Trail is open during warmer months and to experience it visit the site - Timmelsjoch Trail.

Melbourne Rectangular Stadium brings sustainability to the sports world

Eco Architecture.
Eco Factor: Sustainably designed stadium harvests rainwater and natural light.
Trying to grace the sports world with a green stadium, Cox Architects has designed the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium that combines state-of-the-art engineering with sustainability. The stadium has a bubble-like façade .

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The stadium will have enough space to seat about 30,000 spectators and features a unique cantilever design, which coupled with a triangular panelized façade uses 50% less steel than a typical cantilevered roof structure.

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The envelope will be composed of a combination of glass, metal and louvers, and the architects are planning a photovoltaic thin-film integration that will help power the stadium’s LED lighting units. The dome will also feature a rainwater harvesting system, natural lighting and natural ventilation to lower the structure’s dependence on grid electricity.

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