Several months ago, we mentioned news that Studio Daniel Libeskind designed a modern prefab with the prototype of the prefab under construction in Datteln, Germany. That home, more precisely a visitor center with conference rooms for the time being, was celebrated in an inauguration ceremony on September 29, 2009. The Villa, a first in the Libeskind Signature Series of homes, is super efficient and uses minimal energy, despite its size.
By looking at these pictures, you probably can’t tell that an old, two-story, under-performing industrial building was converted into a beautiful modern suite of office spaces. The Koll Company hired LPA Inc. to transform the old facility and transform they did! (You can see a before photo below.) The LEED Silver building, now referred to as the Koll Airport Professional Center for its location near John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, is a fine example of adaptive reuse with new green elements:
- Is LEED losing its buzz?
- A new ecology for the city.
- Green roofs: the future of architecture?
- LEDs tackle the technical issue of droop.
- Should you upgrade your project to LEED 2009?
- The open source push in green building industry.
- Eco-friendly parking garages drive transit movement.
- Team Germany wins second straight Solar Decathlon.
- Crash into me: green buildings and birds.
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