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Conversation & Cocktails @ the MBUS “Grounded: Sustainable Architecture – Design in Harmony with Nature”

Conversation & Cocktails @ the MBUS “Grounded: Sustainable Architecture – Design in Harmony with Nature”

Conversation & Cocktails @ the MBUS. Thank you to everyone who came out in support of a more sustainable Miami and our ARC+ Community event.

Visit our co-collaborators below:

ARC+ Community - P3: Micro Housing

ARC+ Community - P3: Micro Housing

We would like to thank the cities of Miami Beach and South Miami, along with the Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida, for their collaboration on a series of design studios on affordable housing solutions led by Jason Chandler and the FIU School of Communications, Architecture + the Arts.

ARC+ Community will continue to explore design solutions next semester as we plan to host a series of public policy dialogues with community stakeholders on a host of sustainable socio-economic solutions related to affordable housing. 

 

                                                                                                                                   OIKOS Colour – Texture - Light

OIKOS Colour – Texture - Light

In collaboration with FIU CARTA and OIKOS paints, ARC+ Buildgreen hosted a workshop for FIU students entitled: Color, Light and Texture...Solutions for Projecting an Environmentally Safe Decoration for Interiors.

We would like to thank Vicky Syriopoulou for sharing her knowledge and expertise and the OIKOS commitment to building a more sustainable future. 

"Even when the word sustainability was not particularly fashionable for OIKOS it was a fundamental and unwavering condition of our productive processes. For three decades we have been producing color and matter for architecture and we do it by paying maximum attention to the lives of the people that work with us as well as the lives of those who purchase our products."

10.21.2016 ARC+ Grove Properties - 4045 Bonita Ave - LEED Project

10.21.2016 ARC+ Grove Properties - 4045 Bonita Ave - LEED Project

"As a builder and developer I have the ability to make a small dent in this effort with the products I produce. I have committed to making ALL my new projects LEED certified. But even as a builder with over 30 years of experience, it is still extremely difficult, and more expensive, to build green. There are very few architects, vendors and manufacturers that are committed to being green since it requires much more effort and time investment to make it happen." Marcelo Fernandes - Grove Properties

Alastair Parvin: Architecture for the people by the people

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Alastair Parvin: Architecture for the people by the people

Designer Alastair Parvin presents a simple but provocative idea: what if, instead of architects creating buildings for those who can afford to commission them, regular citizens could design and build their own houses? The concept is at the heart of WikiHouse, an open source construction kit that means just about anyone can build a house, anywhere.

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