As the mercury rises, there is nothing better than retreating into a cool, air-conditioned room -- but between toxic coolant gases and energy use, what does a cooling system cost the environment?
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Klopf Architecture recently remodeled a classic Eichler mid-century home, honoring the iconic home’s style while expanding it to suit the needs of the new homeowners. Working along side Arterra
The gorgeous la-Chasse-Galerie house is a light filled home designed by Thellend Fortin Architects to harmonize with the wooded area it sits upon. Located in the Laurentian forest outside of Montreal,
M House by Make Architects is a small home that explores how modern renovations can improve the way we live in our homes. A window-filled addition to the home allows light to fill the space while the new
That'll be one sustainable chalupa, please! Taco Bell surprised many SXSW attendees by building a Taco Bell stand out of shipping containers. The modular structure was built in just three days and will be
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has broken ground after becoming the fourth Living Building Challenge™ in the world for its Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL).
A group of undergraduate Virginia Tech students, led by Keith and Marie Zawistowski, who founded design/buildLAB, designed a public pavilion for Clifton Forge Little League in Sharon, Virginia, and
When Luciano Pia undertook to design a five-storey, 63 unit residential apartment building in Turin, he sought to break from the homogenous urban development that was consuming the area. What resulted was
The town of Buffalo, New York, is a place where winter is harsh. This year, it’s been even more so, and at least one local businessman is being smart about setting up his commercial space for an
Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) has unveiled plans to build a 12 megawatt floating solar project in Sonoma County, that will not only be the biggest project of it's kind in the U.S. but will also be the second
The Cave is a beautiful rammed earth villa designed by studio Greenfield that harmonizes with the grounds of the Maderas del Carmen natural park in Mexico. Built for the staff of the on site animal
The Shepherds Bush Pavilion was heavily damaged during World War II, poorly repaired and converted into a Bingo Hall in 1983. In closed until 2009, when Flanagan Lawrence Architects were granted
As reported by Lloyd Alter at Treehugger, Broad Sustainable Buildings (BSB) has just completed the world's tallest prefabricated building: a 57-storey tower in Changsha, China. The tower, which provides
Winter isn't merely the season when people slog through sleet and suffer from cracked skin and windburn: it's also the time when many folks head off to warmer climates for a bit of R&R on sandy
Emerging Objects, frontrunners in the 3D printing industry, has developed a 3D printed ceramic “Cool Brick” that uses nothing but water to cool homes in hot, dry climates. This is the first project of
The very root of what makes a home green is how effectively it responds to its surrounding environment. You could say that this has defined the primary material pursuit of mankind for all
Holy Cross House by Thomas Balaban Architecte is an aluminum-clad home in Montreal, Canada, designed to optimize the use of natural lighting and provide a balanced living space for a family that
Looking at this picture, "eco home" isn't exactly the first thing that springs to mind. But it turns out this bizarre car-shaped home is surprisingly green. Dubbed the Auto Residence and designed by
Sea shells have influenced the form of buildings in Japan, Monte Carlo, and Mexico, to name a few. This nautilus-shaped home in Mexico City, imagined by Javier Senosiain, was inspired by Gaudi and Frank
The Qatar Foundation and the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy has officially unveiled the design for the Qatar Foundation Stadium. Part of the Health and Wellness Precinct located in Qatar
Australian architecture firm ArchiBlox recently unveiled Australia’s first carbon-positive prefab home that’s packed with eco-friendly features and gorgeous to boot. Contemporary and cozy, this
Seattle-based Weber Thompson expanded the existing 1916 brick building and transformed it into a mixed-use residential and commercial structure, wrapped around an open courtyard. This LEED
The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has just broken ground on the TELUS Sky Tower, a twisting landmark for Calgary, Canada, that aims to be the first building in the city to attain LEED Platinum certification.
If your wallet is already feeling the pinch from your monthly energy bill as we head into the colder months, you'll be happy to know that you can keep those expenses down using a simple device called a
Cutting back on your energy usage is one of the best ways to bring down your electricity bill. But did you know that making simple changes to not just your wattage consumption but the way your home
Heating your home can be one of the biggest expenses a homeowner has, accounting for anywhere from 35 to 50% of annual energy costs in colder areas. But modern HVAC systems can help alleviate not only
Humanitarian design might not be the first thought that comes to mind when you think of New York Fashion Week, but that’s the angle that wedding dress designer Jill Adams is taking in her debut of an
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