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In an attempt to curb outbreaks of two devastating tropical diseases in the Florida Keys, the FDA is proposing the release of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes into the area.
The house is organized around a central courtyard and evokes the sense of a small, clustered village. The courtyard divides into two sections: the main residence, and the guest wing/pool house. Large
Equipped with solar panels and earth water cooling, Lund City Hall only uses a fraction of the energy normally consumed by typical government buildings. Its dynamic, W-shaped facade was key in reducing
Dutch designer Tim Van Cromvoirt wanted to create a wall application that would look organic and act like living organism. So he used his final year at the ST. Joost Academy, in Breda to experiment
Built in 1994 and designed by Finnish architects Mikko Heikkinen and Markku Komonen, the Finnish Embassy in Washington, D.C. became the first embassy in the U.S. to achieve an Energy Star award and gain
It's been almost a decade since Acura stopped producing its legendary NSX sports car. Now, after years of rumors, concepts, and prototypes the supercar has been reborn as a production-ready hybrid - and
The classic refrigerator is one of the most power-hungry appliances in the home. Phononic is hoping to change that with a new solid-state refrigerator that is more reliable, greener and quieter than most
The renovated Cut Paw Paw House runs north to south on a long narrow site to take advantage of passive solar gain along the northern aspect and to strengthen the building’s connection to the garden. The
A new study from EurActiv France has found that over 400,000 deaths annually around the globe can be linked to air pollution. That's more than any other singular environmental health concern.
Snow is a distant dream in a place like Dubai, where the wintertime temperature doesn’t typically drop below 57 degrees Fahrenheit. Real estate developer the Kleindienst Group wants to make it snow and
Imagine a device the size of large, flat-screen TV that uses sunlight to produce fresh drinking water. Then imagine what you could do with that device. Would you reduce your own dependence on the grid?
The 6,000-square-foot project's LEED v4 Platinum and projected full-petal LBC certifications are impressive, but the arguably more outstanding accomplishment is how the cross-cultural and geographic team
In 2013, the formidable team sought to design easily deployable shelters that not only provided for the basic needs of those requiring emergency housing, but that could also provide more than a simple
The building blends into the landscape by “reconstructing” the hillside on which it is sited. The elongated floor plan is oriented outward, while large window apertures pop up along the roof. The
The property was developed with ecological respect for one of the world’s great surf towns and was designed to maximize dramatic ocean views to create a sense of complete escape. Each lot has privacy
The Northcote Hemp Houses in Melbourne are two attached family homes that share a backyard and are built with a combination of rammed earth, timber and Hempcrete walls. The project received an 8-star
I know that most people aren't quite ready to say the "w" word just yet, but that season of sleet and snow will be upon many of us in a few short weeks, and it's better to be prepared in advance, right?
The project was created with the support of The GoodPlanet Foundation's United Carbon Action program, an initiative that works with local communities to minimize their greenhouse gas emissions and
The sports complex will house two soccer fields, reception area, administration offices, a café, viewing galleries, sports store, private entertainment space, and locker rooms for players. The
When the 13-story new Seoul City Hall was first unveiled in 2012, the curvaceous modern glass building sparked controversy for its incongruity in style with the former city hall, a preserved colonial-era
Located in Japan's Fukuoka prefecture, the complex received a 335-square-meter addition. The Myoenji Columbarium is a reinforced concrete extension topped with a glass roof that allows natural light to
Beautiful Health Center for Poverty-Stricken Sudanese Refugees Cooled With Iranian Ventilation Technique
According to the jury, the Pediatric Center is an “exceptional” work, which “combines the highest aesthetic standards with the adoption of innovative and more efficient solutions for resource
When the weather changes, often times, your energy bill does, too. To keep your bills lower during the cold and hot months, as well as have a positive impact on the environment by going green, Shea
The beauty of the ultra-minimalist Casa de Madera lies in the details. The house is built with various modular pinewood structural elements, metal, extruded polystyrene panels, and glass. It was developed
INTERVIEW: HOK’s Bill Odell on the Design of Saudi Arabia’s KAUST University, the World’s Largest LEED Platinum Project
This interview was first published in November, 2011 Opened late 2009, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, has come to be Saudi Arabia's first LEED
The Gate Project boasts several renewable energy technologies meant to assure a 50 percent energy saving and a significant reduction in carbon footprint. A mesh surface unfolds above all the building
Greenhouse gasses may not be the sole culprit behind climate change. According to a new study, ocean currents also play a huge part in regulating our climate. Phys.org reports that Rutgers University
We recently cornered Moskovitz and pressured her to answer all our questions. What better expert on passive houses is there than someone who builds them and has studied them extensively? Her book The
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