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Pictou Landing

Pictou Landing First Nation Health Center – NS, Canada (2004)

 

The Project

A new health centre for Pictou Landing First Nation (PLFN) Community in Northern Nova Scotia.

The Brief

A highly sustainable building that demonstrates its ecological design through use of traditional and modern technology, whilst enabling the users to operate effectively and efficiently.

The Solution

The bent timber frame trusses pioneered by Richard Kroeker were constructed on site by workers from PLFN. The building itself is highly insulated, provides shelter from the ocean and opens up to the sun through its open “arms”. This []

Kasahara

Kasahara Community Centre – Japan (2000)

 

The Project

A new community centre for the town of Kasahara.

The Brief

The building should be expressive and highly sustainable that allows the community to take full benefit of a flexible, low maintenance and highly versatile space.

The Solution

The shell-like qualities of the design are striking. On closer inspection, they reveal the passive design of the building and how it responds to the sun, wind and provides a showcase for local materials through the 1″ diameter circular tiles that cover the skin. This []