The angular, mountain-inspired rooftop comprises sedum-covered triangles framed by metal vectors that represent the slopes of the nearby mountain range. The sides of the building located above ground are
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Dubbed Milly Film, the mixed-use building is designed to serve as a cinematographer’s residence, production studio, and workspace. The design began with the decision to maintain the existing structure
With a footprint of just under 1,000 square feet, the new house was constructed using clay, sand, straw, and water bricks clad in recycled sheets of aluminum, and then accented with recycled shipping
Built to follow a traditional three–room scheme, JRKVC's IST-Family House is organized around a central “service box” made from plywood. The box is able to accommodate a bathroom, a toilet, stairs,
In celebration of Monaco's leading yacht industry, Foster + Partners designed the building after the likeness of a giant ship. Its large, sun-drenched terraces are shaped like ship decks and offer views
The DOM(E) is an appropriate off-grid home for locations as far afield as the Namibian desert and Siberia since the unique construction and insulation provides a comfortable interior climate regardless of
Planted in more than 1.5 meters of soil, Banyan trees were chosen for the roof tops because of their above-ground rooting system. The five tower-like buildings were built with reinforced load-bearing
The architects conceived the house as a four-partite structure comprised of a main residence, garage, storage shed and a boat house. After demolishing the previous house and garage, the architects decided
Estadio Nacional Brazil’s capital of Brasilia’s national stadium was remodeled by Casto Mello, who nearly dismantled the 42,000 seat stadium to accommodate over 70,000. The LEED Platinum stadium is
MAKEOVER: See How Decorview Revamped Our Windows with Beautiful and Energy-Efficient Honeycomb Shades
Floor-to-ceiling windows: They're a good thing in theory, but finding window coverings to fit them can be a huge "pane" in the "glass"! Especially when you only have one floor-to-ceiling window and it's
Here at Green Building 101, we’ve looked at many ways that you can design, build, and renovate your home with more attention to your health and the environment. Now that you've been thoroughly educated,
Most of us underestimate or ignore our incredible dependence on electricity, but there's nothing like a blackout caused by overzealous summertime air conditioner use to remind us of the importance of
Designed in 1963 by recent Cuban immigrant Hilario Candela, the stadium was acclaimed for its passive principle design, which keeps visitors naturally cool in the hot Miami sun. The 6,566 seat stadium
Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTE Corporation) is a breakthrough technology company that both contributes to the long-term health of the environment, and boosts the economy—locally and globally.
We're sure this dreamy Tribeca loft broke a lot of hearts when it was recently sold to some very lucky new owners. Featuring ample windows and eco-friendly finishes, the historic Pre-WW II apartment
The Dutch have a rich and innovative history of coping with the fact that most of their country lies below sea level. So it's not surprising that Delft-based design studio DP6 went all out in their
Welcome back to Green Building 101. In our last post, we touched upon how to select an environmentally responsible location for your new abode, and in this piece, we'll begin to discuss ways you can
We've already touched upon ways to keep cool (and warm!) via insulation and home orientation, but what about your home's location itself? Where would you like to live? Naturally, aspects such as
1. Visserhoek School Tsai Design first become known to the international design world during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, but they haven't stopped producing environmentally and
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
The Platonian Tower is a competition entry for a redevelopment site in Lima, Peru. Starting from the site's boundaries and code for height and extents, Tammo Prinz designed an expressive residential
There's nothing like cooling off on a hot summer's day with a refreshing ice pop. Instead of eating store-bought and sugar-packed popsicles, however, why not make your own yummy pops with a healthy twist?
Mineral Springs is a COR-TEN steel panel and IPE wood-clad living space that sits adjacent to an existing century old farmhouse. The client, a family of four, was in need of more space on their 16-acre
In this utopian superstructure offices, research labs, housing, and communal areas are interspersed between orchards, farms, and production rooms. Plant and animal farming is arranged throughout the
3D printing is the coolest thing since sliced bread, but what should we print with? This could go horribly wrong if we don't take the opportunity to stop and ask how the rest of nature would do it.
MAT-TER Architects Unveil Plans for Typhoon-Resilient Guiuan National High School in the Philippines
MAT-TER Architects designed the typhoon-resilient school as part of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that crowdsourced design concepts for an affected area where Typhoon Haiyan destroyed 4,500 schools.
In addition to the five year renovation works, the architects designed an angular rear extension that acts as a counterpoint to the resident's traditional street façade. Multiple sloping surfaces of the
The Columbia Building is an educational demonstration of sustainable building techniques. Designed in a radial fashion to track the sun, this single-story concrete building folds seven cast-in-place
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