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Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Article source: XTU ARCHITECTS

After Beijing in 2010, it is Milan’s turn to host the Universal Exhibition from 1 May to 31 October 2015. Since 1851, this international event has been exhibiting the means available by humanity to satisfy its basic needs by showcasing the latest advances and future opportunities in a variety of fields. Over 140 participating countries are expected for this year’s Expo Milano 2015, which has chosen the theme «Feeding the planet, energy for life.» Keeping with tradition, the world’s most acclaimed architects have been commissioned to design the pavilions. Pushing beyond the boundaries of creativity, these pavilions offer up form, avant-garde design and function that collectively breathe life into buildings intended to embody the spirit of the countries they represent, their knowledge and their power of innovation.

Image Courtesy © Andrea Bosio

Image Courtesy © Andrea Bosio

  • Architects: XTU ARCHITECTS, Anouk Legendre + Nicolas Desmazières
  • Location: Milan, ITALY
  • Photography: Andrea Bosio, Luc Boegly
  • Project Manager: Mathias Lukacs
  • Partners: Atelien Architecture _ Architects, Studio Adeline Rispal_ Exhibition Designers, Innovision _ Multimedia
    Licht Kunst Licht_ Lighting Designers, Grontmij _ Engineering, Oasiis_ Environmental Technology and Engineering
    Agence Laverne Paysagistes _ Landscapers, Viasonora _ Sound Designers, BECP _ Kitchen Designers, Chevalvert _ Graphic Designers, Lordculture _ Cultural Engineering, Les Films d’Ici _ Film Production
  • Companies: C.M.C di Ravenna, Simonin
  • Building surface area: 3,532 m² GFA/3,286 m² usable space (more…)

OFF GRID RETREAT in Appalachian Ohio by Midland Architecture

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Article source: Midland Architecture


This 900 square foot off grid retreat, situated on the family’s cattle farm in Appalachian Ohio, blends old and new technologies to create a self-sustaining home. South facing glazing in the living room provides views across a seven acre lake, and is also integral to the passive solar design which generates heat when coupled with the concrete finish floors. Additional sustainable features include a fresh water cistern supplied by a natural spring that runs along the building site; electricity generated by a solar cell array; and spray foam insulated walls and ceilings. The exterior is clad with a Corten metal standing seam roof and burnt cedar siding with Douglas fir columns. The interior layout features two bedrooms and a single bath, along with a great room and kitchen.

Image Courtesy © Midland Architecture

Image Courtesy © Midland Architecture

  • Architects: Midland Architecture
  • Location: Appalachian Ohio, USA
  • Designer: Greg Dutton
  • Completed: July 2014


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