August 30, 2019
Spain

Nueva Sede BBVA in Madrid

The seven interconnected low-rise units that integrate Ciudad BBVA in Madrid gravitate around the 100-meter diameter plaza presided over by La Vela: a 93-meter high-rise that has already claimed a spot in Madrid’s skyline. The BBVA City is a complex of 114,000 m2 of offices and services. BBVA City’s flagship building was designed by architects […]...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

March 2, 2017
France

La Seine Musicale in Paris

The building “La Seine Musicale” is a combination of beautiful architecture and modern technology. This new cultural centre was commissioned by the Hauts-de-Seine Departmental Council and designed by architect Shigeru…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

October 20, 2016
France

Elithis Tower in Dijon

The Elithis Tower in Dijon, France was completed in 2009 as a building of 5,000 m2 with ten stories of office space with a restaurant on the ground floor. The…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

March 16, 2016
Norway

Future Active House in Stjørdal

Built in 2012 as a single-family house in Stjørdal with the footprint of 165 m2 with wooden frame construction with natural ventilation. Automatically controlled roof windows and four facade windows…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

December 14, 2015
Sweden

Villa Moelven in Stockholm

Villa Moelven is a celebration of the raw materials from the forest in 2015. The building is constructed of 100% wood products and the aim is to show that a…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

October 21, 2015
Czech Republic

Elementary art school in Holice

The new school was built in 2014 in Holice, Czech Republic. The school is built in a passive house standard, and the expected savings are up to 60%. The building…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

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September 16, 2015
United Kingdom

Enterprise Centre in Norwich

Enterprise Centre in Norwich built in 2015 is a commercial building aiming to achieve BREEAM Outstanding and passive house certifications designed by Architype. The total area is 3,400 m², and…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

August 27, 2015
Denmark

Royal Danish Opera House in Copenhagen

The Royal Playhouse was finished in February 2008 and had its grand opening on 16 February 2008, with the premiere of “Hamlet”. The construction started in October 2004, giving a…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

August 11, 2015
Sweden

Passive house School Högåsskolan in Knivsta

A new passive house school Högåsskolan in Knivsta in Sweden is located about 50 km from Stockholm in Sweden. The architect´s company designing the school was the Archus Architects, Margareta…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

August 10, 2015
Sweden

Kv. Granen in Norrköping

In Norrköping, the main argument was the energy-saving in a residential building with apartments built in 1971 and refurbished in 2014. The KV. Granen in Norrköping consists of 5 staircases…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

Greenland

Single and double family houses in Greenland

This case study describes a set of single and double family houses built in Greenland in the first half of the 20th century. 1.Type 18D (single and double family house)…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova