The Living Building Challenge’s biophilic design imperative may be the building industry’s most formal adoption yet of a concept that is finally breaking past the theoretical stage.
Architects for the Living Building at Georgia Tech have gotten the go ahead to move into the design development phase of the project.
Lord Aeck Sargent architects offer a peak at the multidisciplinary discussions involved in the design of a Living Building.
Check out this entertaining show on the Bullitt Center from the Xploration Network’s Nature Knows Best. The episode, called Bio-Based Building, focuses on biophilic design and products.
View the floor plan for the basement, first floor and second floor of the 42,000-square-foot Living Building at Georgia Tech, from the building’s schematic design phase.
The Living Building at Georgia Tech crosses an end-of-the-year threshold Wednesday as the building’s architects present their proposed schematic design to the university’s Planning and Design Commission.
If you’re involved in campus planning, you may want to check out a recent Rocky Mountain Institute guide on reducing the carbon output at universities and colleges.
The ideas competition for the design of Georgia Tech’s Living Building certainly was challenging. But Tech officials and the six architectural firms that were finalists say they gained valuable knowledge about the program. And the university already is employing a similar process as it gets going on a non-Living Building project.
The Materials Working Group for the Living Building at Georgia Tech design team is trying to figure out which materials can be used on the building. It’s by no means an easy task. Architects Ramani Koti and Alissa Kingsley report this week on the Lord Aeck Sargent blog that the Materials Petal is “as challenging, if not more, as achieving net-positive energy and net-positive water.”