Olivia Chen

 

Olivia is a writer currently living in New York. She graduated from Cornell with a degree in landscape architecture where she first became curious about the challenge of sustainable (and affordable!) development. In the past, she practiced her prose as an intern at The Architect’s Newspaper and currently spends her days as an Americorps volunteer learning about urban gardening and forestry.

Olivia Chen
PREFAB FRIDAY: Tom Kundig’s Mobile Rolling Huts

PREFAB FRIDAY: Tom Kundig’s Mobile Rolling Huts

Part pre-fab home and part RV, Tom Kundig’s mobile home 'Rolling Huts' are a tribute to the simplicity of rural Romanticism, much like their predecessor the Delta Shelter. While the Delta

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GOLD FOR CHINA: Olympic Village Receives LEED Award

GOLD FOR CHINA: Olympic Village Receives LEED Award

Amidst the excitement of athletic accomplishments at this year’s summer Olympics, a significant achievement for sustainable design was recognized as well. Last week, on Wednesday, August 13,

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FOOD MAP DESIGNS: Gardening for the Space-Challenged

FOOD MAP DESIGNS: Gardening for the Space-Challenged

We’ve all heard that growing food for ourselves is good for the planet as well as the soul, but between finding the space and then remediating the soil, growing an edible garden can go from

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Chain Desk Lamp: Bright and Compact

Chain Desk Lamp: Bright and Compact

Working during the day, using old-fashioned sunlight, is no doubt the best option for eco-saavy individuals looking to save energy. But as life sometimes requires working into the wee hours of

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LIVING MACHINES: Clean, Green Waste-Water Recycling

LIVING MACHINES: Clean, Green Waste-Water Recycling

Resembling something like a tropical forest, John Todd's attractive solution to waste-water management uses plants to clean up water. Consisting of a series of ecosystems that work together to

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