Gallery: Architect Magazine Unveils Top Green Achitecture List!

 

California Academy of Sciences


In second place with 11 votes, the California Academy of Sciences by Renzo Piano Workshop includes a stunning, undulating green roof dotted with skylights. Completed in 2008, the beautiful LEED Platinum institution features an aquarium, a natural history museum, a living rainforest, a planetarium, and world-class research and education programs.

Lance Hosey, like all of us, was a little perturbed at the Vanity Fair A-List, which gave no real credit to green architecture and was more about celebrity architecture than anything. So Hosey decided to conduct his own survey and asked 150 green building experts and advocates — including architects, engineers, educators, and critics from the U.S., the UK, Europe, and Asia — to name “the five most-important green buildings since 1980,” using whatever criteria they liked. He took the first 52 responses, just like VF did and compiled a list of 18 buildings.

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
What are you looking for? (Solar, HVAC, etc.)
Where are you located?