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Inside Singapore's extraordinary Supertree Grove and Cloud Forest

Dizzying 50-metre high vertical gardens, a labyrinth of skywalks and stunning indoor waterfalls within highly sophisticated conservatories.

Inside Singapore's extraordinary Supertree Grove and Cloud Forest

You walk in the door and you’re immediately greeted by a 35-metre high indoor waterfall. It’s ridiculous.

At the top of the giant, man-made trees sits photovoltaic cells that ...

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Houzz now supporting Architecture of Spirit

Houzz is now supporting Architecture of Spirit. We are working together as an interactive team to exchange ideas, philosophies and visuals.

See Alternative Architecture for more visionary Gold Coast inspired architecture.

To see more Gold Coast architectural features :

Architecture of Spirit, Gold Coast Architects, can discuss your design project on  0403 203 963 or architectureofspirit@yahoo.com.au

 

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Thermal Mass designed Gold Coast Houses

Thermal mass is a concept in building design that describes how the mass of the building provides “inertia” against temperature fluctuations, sometimes known as the thermal flywheel effect.[1] For example, when outside temperatures are fluctuating throughout the day, a large thermal mass within the insulated portion of a house can serve to “flatten out” the daily temperature fluctuations, since the thermal mass will absorb thermal energy when the surroundings are higher in ...

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Architects of Gold Coast get Glassy!

Gold Coast architects know that glass is an essential component of any well designed home unless you live in a tepee or igloo. It is also a key component to successful climate responsive design permitting appropriate amounts to heating and light to pass through the building envelope. If it is not used wisely however the internal environment can be either unpleasantly hot or cold. Specially treated thermal glass and double glazing are just some ...

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Sustainable Gold Coast Architects Houses

Few homes address their surroundings while leaving such a small impact on the natural environment as the Multicellular House by Japanese Architect Koji Tsutsui. The above house consists of 10 boxes that are joined together like a small village cascading down the side of a steep hill. Read more: Koji Tsutsui’s Multicellular House Cascades Down a Steep Slope in Mill Valley, CA | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

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Gold Coast Sustainable Architects – solar chimneys

 

Gold Coast Architects are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of solar chimneys in residential design.  A solar chimney is a sustainable design method of improving the natural ventilation of buildings by using convection of air heated by passive solar energy or directly from the sun. It may also be described as a ...

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Architects – Byon Bay go into Space

The concept of living in space has always fascinated humanity as well as a few Byron bay Architects. Our International Space Station has demonstrated both the challenges and excitement of this extra terrestial existance. The sublime views of both the earth and stars no doubt have a spiritually transformative impact on those lucky enough to venture beyound our earthly corridors.

 A common argument for sapace colonisation is ensuring the survival of human civilization and Earth’s ...

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Byron Bay Architects – Eco Timber Houses

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Byron Bay architect houses designed in timber offer more than just natural aethetic appeal. The sustainable qualities of timber are unsurpassed as a building material particularly if they  are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) whose mission is to “promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests”.[16]

Timber is easy to handle, can be installed precisely or rusticly, is ...

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Gold Coast Architecture – Homes made of Bamboo

Bamboo, like true wood, is a natural composite material with a high strength-to-weight ratio useful for structures.[17]

In its natural form, bamboo as a construction material is traditionally associated with the cultures of South Asia, East Asia and the South Pacific, to some extent in Central and South America, and by extension in the aesthetic of Tiki culture

Several institutes, businesses, and universities are researching the ...

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Gold Coast Fantasy Architecture

Its time to have a bit of fun and lighten up a little! Thats what architecture should be all about …. weather you are in the Gold Coast or Ivory Coast.

The design above shows that you can have your cake and eat it too!  Plenty of glass – or not plus sculptural framing for that unspoilt country view.

Floating Lotus Cabins

This is where every young girl on the gold coast would ...

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