Ali was first captivated by sustainable design while snowboarding past green buildings in Colorado â€™s Rocky Mountains. After several years quieting her inner ski bum, she returned to her native Connecticut where she received her BA in Art History from UConn and began a decade-long career as a home improvement contractor. She fused her love of nature and the built environment through graduate studies in Environmental Science at Antioch New England Graduate School and a Masterâ€™s Certificate in Sustainable Design from Boston Architectural College. Today, she lives in Germany where she works as a freelance writer.
German prefab firm WeberHaus and architect Peter C. Jakob of Bauart have made a stylish case for sustainable living with the modular concept ‘Option House'. Driven by a modern aesthetic and
It’s not New Orleans, but city officials are optimistic that their latest transit project will spark desire...to ride the streetcar. It’s Seattle's South Lake Union Trolley (yes, the acronym
Architect Taketo Shimohigoshi has overcome the challenge of finding green space among dense, urban skylines with an elevated installation of vegetation. His design concept frames the city sky
Ecoboulevard grew from an urban design competition in Vallencas, Spain, that aimed to bring both people and greenery to the city’s main street. Ecosistema Urbano Architects brought the
A new apartment community in San Diego County is proving that green is both beautiful and affordable. SOLARA is a part of a mixed-use development from Community Housing Works that includes 56
If we told you there was a sustainable substitute for concrete you’d probably say rubbish!… and you would be right. The dream of a resource-saving, emissions-reducing replacement for
We brought Baumm’s colorful recycled billboard bags to Inhabitat earlier this year after Emily discovered them in Buenos Aires. These one-of-a-kind accessories have once again grabbed our
Image by John MacNeill, commissioned by Solix Biofuels If you think algae is just that green grime that dirties up your pool, think again: it's also a surprisingly viable source for biofuel.
One of the biggest highlights from the 2007 Solar Decathlon comes from reigning victor University of Colorado- and the design is proving once again that the team has what it takes to be solar
The recent building boom in the Middle East has given rise to some of the world’s most extravagant and innovative buildings. The latest proposed tower to sprout up among the ever-changing
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