August 20, 2014



 

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Tropic Atmosphere House on Seashore, Supporting Area for Spa Treatment

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The-great-masterpiece-of-natural-seashore

Luxurioushouse designed by Guz Architects modified on resort mode. Magnificent dedication spouted on soft color reflected. Dominated by wood materials,it seems very eco-friendly because it flaws amazing texture color. House designed overlooking the blue ocean which it can cause some relaxation feelings for everyone who has more activities. Supporting modern area for SPA treatment.

It called “fish house” however it reflected blue ocean by it glass panel all whole part of it. Modern interiorsare placed in living room, such as opening area. Contrast colors differentiate it with building appearance. Red and yellow sofa laid down right overlook ocean. Living-kitchen entities in the same place. Wooden small pillars sustains round roof.

Curve external modern roof seems beautiful with dark-brown. Extra sized bathroom extremely SPA design. Guz like designing house with Eco-friendly characteristic, proven on the plant roofs on the top.Graciously swimming pool over frontyard really excited place to refresh our mind. How about you?

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Plant-roof-on-the-top-house

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Living-room-with-opened-area-mode-from-glass-panels

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Blue-ocean-reflected-the-guest-area-very-amazing-panorama

Eco Design for Miraval Spa & Retreat in Arizona

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miraval-spa-&-retreat-units

Miraval is Arizona’s luxury spa and wellness retreat that is more than just about healing your mind and body, it also working to protect the earth. Developed by Miraval’s master plan Mithun, they add new buildings to the older buildings for wellness, meditation, yoga, outdoor treatments, and guest rooms. With rammed earth buildings, respect for the desert, mindful use of water and energy, Miraval is certainly a place for eco inspiration as well as for your soul.

Miraval are constructed of rammed earth, which serves as thermal mass keeping the interior cool during the day and emitting heat at night. Clay adobe bricks were made on site with local materials and used to build the outdoor showers, while branches from local saplings were used to screen in the mechanical areas. Decomposed granite paths meander throughout the resort and aid in drainage during the rainy season.

The guest rooms also feature a number of other eco and energy efficient materials like low voltage lighting, high content recycled concrete counter tops, high performance windows, and non toxic, low VOC paints. Landscaping surrounding the guest rooms, like the entire resort, makes use entirely of native plant species that do not require irrigation. The resort also has plans to build an on site treatment plant that will reclaim waste water for landscape and irrigation use. Overall the resort and its facilities tries to highlight the close connection that we have to nature and Mithun worked to do the same in all of the elements they included in their design.

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miraval-spa-&-retreat-interior-view

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miraval-spa-&-retreat-environment

miraval-spa-&-retreat-diningroom

miraval-spa-&-retreat-diningroom

miraval-spa-&-retreat-brick-structures

miraval-spa-&-retreat-brick-structures

miraval-spa-&-retreat-airy-design

miraval-spa-&-retreat-airy-design

source: inhabitat, mithun, miravalresorts

Striking Lotus Shaped ArtScience Museum in Singapore

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artscience-museum-night-view

Renowned by Architect Moshie Safadie, the newly opened over the top Marina Bay Sands Casino and Resort in Singapore will soon host a slightly more down-to-earth museum focused on the fusion of art and science. Heralded to be the first museum of its kind, the ArtScience facility will house 21 galleries totaling 4,800 square meters and it will display works based on the greatest common denominator of art and science. The galleries will host travelling shows as well as a permanent collection. Singapore’s approach to the project is to attract not only tourists but to encourage cutting edge thinking as part of its new economy.

The ArtScience Museum takes a forward-thinking approach to the use of natural resources. A central waterfall in the building will be fed by rain caught in the huge bowl that is formed by the roof. The recirculated water is also filtered and used for the restroom facilities. Each one of the ten fingers that extend out has a generous skylight that fills the upper galleries with abundant daylight.

Air conditioning grills built into the floor help save energy as well by cooling only the air at the visitor’s height, rather than the entire space. Called air stratification, the technique is gaining popularity with engineering firms. While the overall $5 billion Marina Bay Sands project is all about geez-wiz conspicuous consumption, the ArtScience Museum at least points in a more promising direction.

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artscience-museum-natural-daylight

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artscience-museum-metal-pivot

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artscience-museum-legend-information

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artscience-museum-corridor-view

source: marinabaysands, msafdie

Stunning Eco Retreat Dar Hi in Tunisia

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dar-hi-suit-interior-design

French designer Matali Crasset’s first venture into architecture blends social and private spaces and keeps cool in the intense sun. Located on a hill on the edge of the Sahara Desert in Tunisia, the Dar Hi borrows from local traditions and materials to create an environmentally sensitive retreat.

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dar-hi-night-view

The eco resort is made almost entirely from locally sourced materials and labor. Such a refreshing reflection on the potential for localization in building design.

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dar-hi-local-restaurant

Tourism is a growing industry in Tunisia, but most of the hotels are generic western designs which are ill-suited for the region. The Dar Hi stands out not only on the hill in the small town of Nefta, but for its deeply embedded notion of localization.

The interior woodwork, fabric, and decorations are made with local palm fiber and wood. In fact, a group called Palmlab researches uses for palm in a faculty located within the Hotel.

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dar-hi-exterior-design-view

The floor plan of the retreat consists of outdoor shaded community areas, a central spa and bath, and rooms extended above that take advantage of the immense views while creating privacy and shaded outdoor spaces below.

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dar-hi-extended-room

Not only are the clay bricks and exterior finishings made with local materials but the structural elements were developed using local building techniques.

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dar-hi-balcon-design

source: inhabitat, matalicrasset, dar-hi, designboom

Fascinating Ocean City by Gyre

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ocean-city-underwater-vortex-structure

Designed by Gyre, now they made Ocean City as new class of eco tourism by bringing scientists and vacationers together to understand the least known environment of our planet. As much as a skyscraper is an economical method of reducing footprint on land, Gyre goes a step further by juxtaposing those footprints to the ocean. Its unique design permits the simultaneous application of wind, solar and tidal energy generation technologies. Peaking at a depth of 400 meters, its ample space provides for a comfortable living and working environment, including areas for shops, restaurants, gardens, and recreation.

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ocean-city-top-level-vortex-view

The center piece of the design features a double hulled vortex with both hulls being clad in reinforced glass, where each floor levels are essentially a layering of concentric rings ranging is size from 30,000 square meters down to 600 square meters.  Inclinators riding along the structural ribs provide for vertical / diagonal transportation between floors.

Gyre´s radial arms feature a pedestrian upper level and a transit system on the lower level to access to the outer protective barriers. The barriers create an inner harbor and a port of approximately 1.25 kilometer in diameter, accommodating the needs of the world’s largest ships.

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ocean-city-top-level-vortex-glass-structure

The first two levels of the vortex are dedicated to circulation, community gatherings, restaurants, and commerce. Intermediate levels accommodate long-term residents, oceanic experts, hotel guests and crew members. The deepest levels are dedicated to a scientific observatory for oceanographic research. It’s a structure that utilizes ocean currents and wind to navigate the oceans. Resort destination, transportation hub, scientific laboratory, Gyre expands the realm of architecture into an exciting and sustainable frontier.

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ocean-city-design-view

source: evolo

Luxurious Soneva Kiri Resort in Thailand

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soneva-kiri-resort-interior-view

The Soneva Kiri Eco Resort in Thailand, allowed guests to have the option to dine in a lofty woven Tree Pod perched 16 feet off the ground. And as if that wasn’t already cool enough, all of the food and beverages arrive courtesy of a flying waiter via a zip line.

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soneva-kiri-resort-tree-pod-dining

Soneva Kiri is comprised of 42 resort villas and 21 spectacular private residences that sit on 150 acres of lush tropical rainforest and beaches. In addition to being absolutely gorgeous, the resort prides itself on its environmentally conscious practices.


Strategies like passive cooling, daylighting, recycling rainwater catchment and natural filtration and green roofs help the resort achieve its green goals.

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soneva-kiri-resort-luxurious-residence

Guests are also offered the option to ride in electric carts and bicycles on their way to the beaches instead of in cars.

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soneva-kiri-resort-tree-pod-design

source: inhabitat, sixsenses

Jean Michel Cousteau Resort in Fiji Island

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jean-michel-cousteau-resort-traditional-cabin

The Jean Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort is a gorgeous little resort on peninsula next to some amazing diving and snorkeling in a marine reserve. Traditional Fijian architecture coupled with an organic garden, a plan to restore the surrounding eco system, and a community foundation that gives back to the local people are just a few of the factors that make this resort special.

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jean-michel-cousteau-resort-seashore-cafe

The resort is located on a peninsula outside of the town of Savusavu on the second largest island of Fiji. Surrounding the property off the coast are beautiful coral reefs, which have been designated as a marine reserve and are open for snorkeling and diving, but not for fishing.

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jean-michel-cousteau-resort-rock-sculpture

Clams are being cultivated right off the resort’s dock to repopulate the surrounding clam population. Previous owners of the resort had cut down the mangroves in the resort, but under new management, the mangroves are being restored in order to restore the balance of the eco system and minimize erosion.


The resort also boasts a small organic garden, which produces various crops year round. Produce which cannot be grown on site is sourced from local organic farmers. Organic waste from the kitchen, along with yard waste and coconut hulls are composted for use in the garden.

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jean-michel-cousteau-resort-pools-areas

Fish for the restaurant are supplied either from guests who make a catch on the fishing boat, or from local fisherman. The resort only buys fish that are sustainably caught by local fisherman, which has created a sustainable market in the area that encourages environmentally friendly fishing habits.

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jean-michel-cousteau-resort-lotus-ponds

As no garbage collection is available for the resort, waste management is a high priority because the resort has to deal with it all themselves. Plastic and metals are recycled by facilities nearby on the island, while paper is collected and then transported to another island. The resort operates a community foundation that raises money to help support the local community and it also employs locals from the nearby village and offers job training.

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jean-michel-cousteau-resort-green-house

source: inhabitat, fijiresort

Kolarbyn Hotel : Sweden’s Most Primitive Hotel

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kolarbyn-hotel-wooden-cabin

Located in a forest glade a few hours from Stockholm, the Sweden’s most primitive hotel, Kolarbyn is a encampment of 12 grass and fern blanketed wooden huts that offer a true eco-experience. But we have to warn you though that the resort which has been known to be visited by brown bears and wolves is not for the faint of heart.

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kolarbyn-hotel-traditional-fireplace

The resort is perfect for anyone who wants an authentic rustic cabin experience. Each wooden hut features a green roof draped with grass, ferns and even wild strawberries and raspberries.

While each cabin is equipped with a stove, there are no showers en suite so be ready to rough it. Luckily, there is a sauna located nearby for guests who simply must bathe.

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kolarbyn-hotel-interior-design

Aside from the lack of plumbing, Kolarbyn boasts major energy savings due to the fact that it has no electricity. All of the cabins are heated the old fashioned way, and in the winter, wood chopping is part of the guests’ itinerary. And for those who really want to take a walk on the wild side, Kolarbyn offers some incredible activities like a beaver safari, moose hike and an award winning wolf walking tour.

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kolarbyn-hotel-blanketed-by-grass

source: inhabitat, kolarbyn

Unique Jellyfish Theatre Build From Pallets

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Jellyfish-Theatre-Platform-Design

The Jellyfish Theatre opens today with an eco-themed play called Oikos. Its design by Simon Wu. He use reused shipping pallets, recycled nails, old school furniture, and donated wood scraps have been used to construct this organic 120-seat temporary auditorium, which is located a mere 10 minutes’ walk from the Globe Theatre on the banks of the Thames.

Jellyfish-Theatre-Interior-View

Jellyfish-Theatre-Interior-View

While some see the Jellyfish Theatre as “junkitecture” others see the handmade, recycled theatre as a work of art.

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Jellyfish-Theatre-Green-Plantation

The design will be followed by Protozoa by Kay Adshead. Both plays deal with people rebuilding their lives after an environmental and political catastrophe, which goes along nicely with a building constructed out of found materials.

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Gigantic River Aquatic Resort at Anning River

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River-Aquatic-Resort-View

The Anning River Acquatic Resort is one of the gigantic constructions that popping up all over China. Itshosting international business, new residences and commercially centered recreational activities. But unlike the others Anning River Acquatic Resort not built for calling upon visitors to open their wallets and free their hands for brand emblazoned shopping bags.

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River-Aquatic-Resort-Two-Section-Design

This beautiful new resort promotes a much healthier and less costly form of play. This magnificent resort placed in Miyi, China. Its has incredible concept playground that designed by Studio Shift, that have features a public lagoon, a defferent series of swimming pools and other water based activities for the public to enjoy.


This beautiful resort use utilizes solar panel, an elevated roof garden and advanced bio-remediation technology that build in their water park. The Aquatic Center’s design features complete indoor pool facilities including swimming and diving pools, leisure pools of varying natures and temperatures, play pools for children and on-site spa facilities.

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