[BP] Architectures’ M9-C Development is an Integrative, Energy-Efficient Mixed-Use Facility in Paris

[BP] Architectures’ expansive new mixed-use project in Paris includes social housing, classrooms, a theatre, underground parking and opens out onto a lush park. Located on the edge of Paris’s 13th arrondissement, the M9-C project addresses the issue of density in a city with many complicated redevelopment sites. [BP] Architectures responded to the environmental and neighborhood context to design an energy efficient building that provides an array of services on-site for its residents. Sigue leyendo

“BRU” Bonos de Responsabilidad Urbana. Un instrumento de equilibrio urbano / INICIATIVA URBANA

BRUEl arquitecto José Martín Schmädke, integrante del grupo INICIATIVA URBANA -centrado en desarrollar proyectos e investigaciones en el campo del diseño urbano sustentable- ha compartido con nosotros una síntesis del instrumento de equilibrio urbano planteado para la nueva normativa de edificación de la ciudad de San Luis, Argentina, llamado BRU BONOS DE RESPONSABILIDAD URBANA.

A continuación les presentamos el texto explicativo del mecanismo y diagramas de su implementación. Sigue leyendo

Jose Dominic, Kerala’s Sustainable Tourism Visionary


It’s a hot, tropical afternoon in Kumarakom, in the backwaters of Kerala. I am sitting on the verandah of a cottage in Coconut Lagoon, which is a nature resort and the brainchild of Jose Dominic, CEO of the CGH Earth Group of hotels. I am watching turtles trying to climb out of a backwater canal, biting on some plants, and falling into the water again. Boats pass by. Traditional Kerala houses dot the property, with ours being one of them. Sigue leyendo