Concrete is a familiar substance. Its durable nature and versatile applications have made its usage ubiquitous throughout our cities. However this primary building material is also extremely energy
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Calling all architects in New York City who like concrete! From October 1st through the 3rd, Columbia's Graduate School of Architecture is organizing a series of conferences on materials. This year the
Adding to the growing LEED Platinum collection of homes in southern California including Project7Ten House and the Living Homes design by Ray Kappe, the Pasadena EcoHouse designed by StudioRMA is cited to
The motto "always be prepared" is a good one to keep in mind, but one might not understand the importance of that until immersed in a situation that one hasn't prepared properly for at all.
The Innovation Maintenance-Free House by Arkitema Architects promises to last 150 years, with minimal maintenance during the first third of its lifespan. The prefab structure was built completely
Designed by Parisian architect Jean Nouvel in collaboration with French artist and botanist Patrick Blanc, One Central Park's living green facade exhibits 250 species of native Australian flowers and
The home, known as Chez Hélène-Amboise Troglodyte, is situated in the Loire Valley. It sits about two miles out of Amboise, which was once home to Leonardo da Vinci. Troglodyte homes are common in the
INTERVIEW: Bamboo builder, and Ibuku Founder Elora Hardy on Creating Incredible Green Buildings with Bamboo
We’ve showcased numerous bamboo designs over the years, from furniture to entire buildings, but when it comes to combining green building and renewable materials, Ibuku’s incredible bent-bamboo
Inhabitat: How would you characterize the kind of architecture you create? Is there a unifying theme behind all your projects? Our principle driving force is to create places and spaces where people
IBM Research and Swiss solar technology company Airlight Energy just unveiled a cutting-edge solar system that resembles a 10-meter-high sunflower! The High Concentration PhotoVoltaic Thermal (HCPVT)
The shape of the building mirrors that of a drop of water, created out of a thin concrete slab that rises up gently before curving back down to the earth. Two elliptical openings
More than just a retail centerpiece for Tianjin's new commercial district, Riverside 66 also serves as a crucial connection node between the Hai He River and the pedestrian realm. The whale-like building
The Force Majeure The Force Majeure is a large-scale, holistic response to global warming and accelerated resource exploitation. Created by world-renowned artists Helen and Newton Harrison, the project
We love urban rehabilitation projects, and this one in Liverpool is especially inspiring. The zig-zagging Constellation Bar is an outdoor venue located on a former industrial site that has been converted
Eric Klarenbeek's material samples are 3D printed from living organisms, such as mycelium, and combined with local raw materials. The fully compostable creations have a negative carbon footprint.
The Mini Home's exterior materials are comprised of an Iverit façade and a bitumen roof while the floor is laid with hardwood panels. All of the prefabricated modules and add ons, including a compact
NYC’s High Line is a project that exemplifies effective adaptive urban re-use in a city that is littered with structures and spaces that have since reached the end of their useful life. By turning an
The idea of living on Mars is no longer just the stuff of science fiction. In fact, one way or another, humans will likely be hanging out on the red planet within the next few decades. But landing there
Cast in concrete, the outer semi-circular shell attaches the house to the shoreline with sand foundations. Solar cells line the outer shell to take advantage of Cape Town's abundant sunshine however; the
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