Sub zero: ICEHOTEL’s newest incarnation

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Imagine a building that uses the raw materials that surround it, only to return those materials back to their original source at the end of the building’s natural cycle. The ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjarvi, Swedish Lapland is in such a privileged position, with the now iconic art-project-come-hotel borrowing several hundred tonnes of ice from the banks of the Torne River each year to use as the only structural material in the building . . .

33M | 33 Mackenzie Street

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To say we’re excited about Elenberg Fraser’s newest residential project is an understatement and it’s not just because of the phenomenal architecture, unexpected luxuries of space or the city views. This project has particular importance because Modscape constructed a sales suite to facilitate the sale of the 33M apartments two years ago. The sales suite was moved at the end of its tenure and converted into Modscape’s office – a prime example of the ability to recycle a building!

The Top 14 Buildings of 2012

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The beginning of the New Year not only provides a clean slate for sustainable house design ideas and inspiration, but is also the perfect time to reflect on the most innovative building projects of the previous year. The team at Co.Exist have put together their Top 14 Buildings of 2012 and it’s refreshing to see that the criteria for their list is more than just cleverly designed buildings with green options.