For designers, Earth Day invokes environmental sustainability, the ever-evolving process of adapting designs to nature’s scarcity. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite projects that take sustainability in stride. If these inspire you, follow the links to see the complete case studies and learn more about their work!
Topics: Adrian McGregor, Bearth & Deplazes Architekten AG, Chris Roberts, Pacific Coast Land Design, PCLD, sustainability, The Monte Rosa Hut, Atsushi Kitagawara, Atsushi Kitagawara Architects, Earth Day, ETH Zürich, Kingsway Primary School, McGregor Coxall, National 9/11 Memorial, Old Town Newhall, Peter Walker, PWP Landscape Architecture, Quattro Design Architects, parramatta city centre
The Monte Rosa Hut sits 2,883 meters high in the Swiss alpine sky between the Gorner, Monte Rosa, and Grenz glaciers. It was conceived as one of fifty projects undertaken to commemorate The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology's (ETH Zürich ) 150th anniversary. Teaming up with award-winning architecture firm Bearth & Deplazes Architekten and the legendary Swiss Alpine Club (SAC), the students at ETH designed and built a high altitude mountain shelter--setting new milestones in sustainability and innovation in the process.