Lucy Wang

 

Lucy got hooked on the ideas of sustainable design ever since a life-changing summer in Portland, Ore. where she learned about "green" living and how to ride a bike. After graduating with a landscape architecture degree, she set off on a half-year trip across North America on mass transit to explore landscape architecture sites and cities, documenting parts of her journey at Landscape Voice. Lucy currently lives in Shanghai.

Passive solar beach house is a contemporary take on the Australian beach shack

Passive solar beach house is a contemporary take on the Australian beach shack

The sculptural Northern Rivers Beach House reinterprets traditional building materials, including corrugated metal, fibre-cement sheeting, and timber. Vertical steel cladding wraps around much

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Adorable Gobble furniture is made of recyclable cardboard to teach children about sustainability

Adorable Gobble furniture is made of recyclable cardboard to teach children about sustainability

It’s never too early to teach kids about the importance of green. Eco-conscious design firm Form Maker wants to make the learning process fun and easy with Gobble, a series of recyclable and

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BOOK REVIEW: Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World

BOOK REVIEW: Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World

Climate change, air pollution, and water scarcity—these are just a handful of reasons why you may be worried for Earth’s future. But all hope is not lost, at least that’s the attitude of

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HOW TO: Make delicious tie-dye fruit yogurt popsicles

HOW TO: Make delicious tie-dye fruit yogurt popsicles

Eating an icy popsicle is one of our favorite ways to cool off on a hot summer day. And there’s no reason to settle for a store-bought ice pop when you can easily make your own. We’ve

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Artist Transforms Tiny Studio into Mind-Blowing Surreal Landscapes

Artist Transforms Tiny Studio into Mind-Blowing Surreal Landscapes

The South Korean artist patiently worked for weeks to even months, laboring on the minutiae of her artwork to achieve each frame’s Alice in Wonderland-like dreamscape. The studio, which

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Rooftop cloud pods naturally cool the landscape with the power of evaporation

Rooftop cloud pods naturally cool the landscape with the power of evaporation

The Clouds Observatory was built atop the Casa Decor rooftop terrace, an outdoor entertaining space with a bar, moveable seating, artificial turf, and potted plants. Carolina González Vives’

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Atkins CIWEM announces 2015 Environmental Photographer of the Year winners

Atkins CIWEM announces 2015 Environmental Photographer of the Year winners

Kamati’s winning photograph shows a husband and wife in India watering watermelon saplings on the Teesta riverbank. “Some images immediately strike a chord. Some images linger in your mind

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Brilliant 5CUBE sends powerful tangible message of Ireland’s dependence on fossil fuels

Brilliant 5CUBE sends powerful tangible message of Ireland’s dependence on fossil fuels

De Siún Scullion Architects’ 5CUBE design was selected as the winning entry in the 2013 ‘Imagine Energy’ competition hosted by Ace For Energy. The brief sought installation ideas that

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BREAKING: BP will pay a record $18.7 billion to settle 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill claims

BREAKING: BP will pay a record $18.7 billion to settle 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill claims

BP has finally agreed to settle all federal and state claims over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill with a record $18.7 billion payment—the largest environmental fine in U.S. history. With

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Prefab Parisian housing is clad in a double-skin timber facade to optimize solar shading

Prefab Parisian housing is clad in a double-skin timber facade to optimize solar shading

Tectône won the project bid in a 2011 design competition that specified wood as the primary structural material. The housing development was built on a former industrial site and includes 39

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Norwegian students build a contemporary wooden sauna on the sea

Norwegian students build a contemporary wooden sauna on the sea

The student project gets its name from its ribbon-like design that looks like three connected wooden bands individually rising to form three gabled shapes on one end, and stepping down towards

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Incredible bricklaying robot can build a house in just two days

Incredible bricklaying robot can build a house in just two days

Bricklaying is one of humanity’s most ancient trades; however, the backbreaking work is extremely time intensive and can result in worker injuries. In contrast, the Hadrian robot works nonstop

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Carbon-negative Ashmount Primary School produces enough energy to power the neighborhood

Carbon-negative Ashmount Primary School produces enough energy to power the neighborhood

The Ashmount Primary School is located in North London’s Crouch Hill Community Park, an ecologically rich landscape and community asset converted from a derelict piece of Metropolitan Open

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Solar-powered Out of the Valley cabin is a perfect off-grid retreat for two

Solar-powered Out of the Valley cabin is a perfect off-grid retreat for two

The Out of the Valley model cabin is clad in a charred timber, created with the Japanese shou sugi ban technique, and topped with a black corrugated roof. The dark exterior helps the cabin blend

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Breathtaking images capture the magical shine of glowworms in a limestone cave

Breathtaking images capture the magical shine of glowworms in a limestone cave

Glowworms aren’t the only organisms capable of producing and emitting light. Bioluminescence can be found in a wide variety of creatures, from jellyfish to fungi to fireflies. The glowworms in

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Gorgeous Miesian-inspired glass pavilion floats above a natural dam

Gorgeous Miesian-inspired glass pavilion floats above a natural dam

Located on the site of a former citrus fruit orchard, the small and elegant Wirra Willa Pavilion serves as a spa and guesthouse for a larger residence on the same grounds. Its remote location

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Energy-efficient dryer of the future swaps heat for ultrasonic waves

Energy-efficient dryer of the future swaps heat for ultrasonic waves

Clothes dryers are one of the biggest energy users in the home, but a new discovery made by scientists at Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory could change the home appliance’s

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Crescent-shaped cutouts give Moon Hoon’s Two Moon building its playful edge

Crescent-shaped cutouts give Moon Hoon’s Two Moon building its playful edge

Two Moon’s quirky design was inspired by ‘Two Moon Junction,’ a movie drama about the affair between a college graduate and an older man and constrained by a very limited budget. The

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Tiny hobbit home carved from a stump is straight out of a fairytale

Tiny hobbit home carved from a stump is straight out of a fairytale

Wotten sourced the stump from a fallen burled Sitka Spruce, one of the largest conifer species in the world that can grow up to 300 feet in height. The enormous stump was hollowed out to create

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Snøhetta reveals plans for Portland’s green-roofed James Beard Public Market

Snøhetta reveals plans for Portland’s green-roofed James Beard Public Market

Named after the famous Oregon-born chef and “dean of American cookery” James Beard, the proposed public market will be located in the heart of Portland at a waterfront location flanking the

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INFOGRAPHIC: 21 Interesting house styles from around the world

INFOGRAPHIC: 21 Interesting house styles from around the world

No matter where you are in the world, there are very few things quite as important as having a roof over your head when you come home at the end of the day. This has been the case for thousands

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London shoe polish factory transformed into RIBA award-winning charity offices

London shoe polish factory transformed into RIBA award-winning charity offices

The most distinctive feature of the social justice center’s facade is the zigzagging roofline that sits like a crown atop the new building extension. Clad in diamond-shaped zinc tile cladding,

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Moreau Kusunoki Architectes’ ‘Art in the City’ wins Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition

Moreau Kusunoki Architectes’ ‘Art in the City’ wins Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition

Moreau Kusunoki Architectes’ ‘Art in the City’ was determined winner by an 11-member international jury after a yearlong competition process. All architecture teams involved were kept

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Lush green oasis will top Saudi Arabia’s new dune-inspired metro station

Lush green oasis will top Saudi Arabia’s new dune-inspired metro station

The new Olaya Metro Station design is part of the country’s plan to redevelop Riyadh’s metro system. Gerber Architekten won the bid for the design in a 2012 competition. Inspired by the

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8 Sustainable British buildings from the 2015 RIBA awards

8 Sustainable British buildings from the 2015 RIBA awards

The Foundry by Architecture 00 Architecture 00 repurposed a former shoe-polish factory into the Foundry, an office facility that houses various charities in London. Built on a former

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INFOGRAPHIC: 9 green DIY air freshener ideas let you ditch the chemicals

INFOGRAPHIC: 9 green DIY air freshener ideas let you ditch the chemicals

If you want to keep your home smelling fresh without resorting to chemical-laden sprays, Chadwicks’ latest infographic ‘9 Green Air Freshener Ideas’ is just what you’re looking for. From

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Copenhagen’s largest school will be powered by solar energy

Copenhagen’s largest school will be powered by solar energy

Located on the water’s edge, CIS Nordhavn is sandwiched between the public waterfront and Copenhagen’s urban fabric. A promenade outside the school provides public access to the waterfront.

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Scandinavia’s largest library is powered by the sun

Scandinavia’s largest library is powered by the sun

Designed to meet the Danish 2015 energy classification, Dokk1 was completed for a budget of over €280 million. Schmidt Hammer Lassen won the bid for the project after placing first in a 2009

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3 Ways to Improve Your Beauty Routine With Affordable DIY Baking Soda Recipes

3 Ways to Improve Your Beauty Routine With Affordable DIY Baking Soda Recipes

Baking soda is a kitchen pantry necessity, but did you know that this common household product could do wonders for your beauty regime as well? From restoring the luster of your hair to skin

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HOW TO: Whip up tasty and healthy jar-noodles in less than 10 minutes

HOW TO: Whip up tasty and healthy jar-noodles in less than 10 minutes

If you enjoy grab-and-go foods like mason jar parfaits or salad in a jar, you’ll love this recipe that packs a ready-to-eat noodle meal into a portable container. Like a healthier and fresher

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