This modern, sustainable structure in Beijing, China, houses the CR Land Guanganmen Green Technology Showroom. Created by Vector Architects, the 500m2 project is a temporary showcase for sustainable residential design, wrapped in an eco-friendly envelope of its own. After three years time, this modern model will be dismantled, but long after it’s gone the conservational principle behind it will remain. The building was created with the three-year term in mind, reflecting an easy-to-dismantle, recyclable, environmentally low-impact design. Steel makes up the main structure. The material is reusable, and it’s prefabricated so as to minimize site impact. Additionally, the building is raised off the ground to eliminate the need for excavation and environmental upset. A grass-paneling system covers the structure’s walls and roof for enhanced thermal efficiency, reduced storm water runoff and increased greenspace in this urban center. Vector Architects.
via Arch Daily