Category: Environment

Designing Urban Sports Playgrounds

Urban sports playgrounds are major centers of social and economic importance across the world. Cities have long provided many ways for the community to enjoy physical activity, games, and sports. In fact, they have made determined efforts, over the past decade, for constructing major sport facilities and playgrounds in concentrated areas in order to create […]

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Key Elements of the Urban Design Practice

Following the international webinar – Unfold the Process of People Centric Design- that took place on the 28th of June 2020, organized by “Make Spaces”, moderated by Ebehi Ijewere, with panelists representing 100 architects, Incursiones, Noëlla Aoun Design Studio, Contorno Urbano, and Aakanksha Khatri, we, at Noëlla Aoun design Studio collected the questions we received […]

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Measuring the Success of Cities

Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. Successful cities generate wealth, improve living standards, and provide the density, interaction, and networks that make humans more creative and productive. A city’s most important role is to provide a good quality of life for its residents through placemaking, and to promote their happiness […]

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Investing in Open Space; Creating Livable Cities

Open space refers to a social place that is left open and accessible for the public. It can be of different nature and scale and include: parks, playgrounds, squares and gardens, used for walking, hiking, running, and other sports and recreational activities. Open spaces are important assets for cities as they provide many opportunities for […]

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Improve Energy Efficiency in your Building

Energy efficiency refers to the method of reducing unnecessary energy consumption by utilizing less energy to provide products and services. Energy efficiency has been a rising trend around the world in recent years, especially in home design and construction, due to the rising costs and the environmental problems that greenhouse gas emissions cause. In residential […]

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Repurposing Existing Structures: Turning Burdens into Assets

Repurposing existing structures, also called “adaptive reuse”, is the process of taking an existing deteriorated building, transforming it, and reusing it for a purpose other than what it was first intended for. And although adaptive reuse provides various economic, social and environmental advantages, there are some factors that can influence decision-making related to its implementation, and other factors […]

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