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The modern world’s architecture is becoming increasingly concerned with green and sustainable designs. The following are some of the most recent examples of the world’s best sustainable constructions.

Terra – one of the best sustainable constructions in Dubai

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Figure 1 Terra in Dubai (Sudhakaran. S, 2021)

‘Terra’ is a sustainable construction that aims to highlight the innovation and potential of architecture for sustainable living. This stunning structure is in Dubai and was open to the public in 2021. This is also known as the sustainable pavilion, and its dynamic structure aims to gather energy from sunshine and freshwater from humid air. This demonstrates that it was inspired by nature.

This structure aims to build a strong link between the site and its physical and cultural surroundings. This is primarily because it exemplifies a new method of living responsibly in Dubai’s tough desert climate.

Sustainable construction using bamboo – The arc in Bali

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Figure 2 The arc by IBUKU (Riva. T, 2021)

The arc is one of the most stunning sustainable constructions in Bali developed by the local company ‘Ibuku.’ It is an educational building at Green school. Moreover, this school aims to instill an emphasis on creativity and environmental responsibility in students from the first year. All of the buildings at this school adhere to the principles of sustainable architecture. The arc, on the other hand, is its most recent construction. It is sometimes referred to as ‘the Green bamboo roof.’

The purpose of the green bamboo roof was to accommodate a gymnasium for the school. However, the use of bamboo in the construction of this structure brings it closer to nature. Furthermore, its slender and balanced roof resembles an actual bamboo arc.

The approach employed to construct this remarkable construction was a blend of heritage and current technology. It incorporates aspects of human nature as well as meticulously researched construction processes. It is built up of a series of crossing 14m-tall bamboo arches that span 19m.

To make it a more intriguing design, according to Stamm, it represents the ribs of a mammal’s chest, which is stable because of the tendons and muscles. Scientifically, the arc’s bamboo splits distribute stresses from arch to arch in the same way as these tendons do.

The kamikatsu building in Japan

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Figure 3 Zero-waste building in Japan (Wallin. L, 2020)

Hiroshi Nakamura, the architect, combined roughly 700 windows donated by the local community onto the exterior of this waste recycling plant in Kamikatsu. Moreover, they employed waste materials in the creation of this structure, which was also on the shortlist for the Dezeen Awards 2021’s sustainable building category.

This sustainable construction serves as a hub for recycling activities. Furthermore, it attempts to integrate waste-sorting treatment plant services such as education, research, and communication.

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Figure 4 kamikatsu, sustainable construction (Ong. R, 2020)

The structure of the zero-waste center takes a shape of a ‘question mark’. It is more than simply a facility where individuals may sort their waste as part of their zero-waste lifestyle. It is where they exchange ideas and solutions. That’s why Kamikatsu’s Zero Waste Center takes the name “WHY” and the shape of a question mark. This is to remind us of why we buy stuff. Why do we employ them? What is the point of throwing them? and more. 

It includes an expanded portion at one end flanking a parking lot. The building’s design creates a drive-through area that allows simple access to a stockyard that is beneath a metal-covered roof.

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