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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 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
2013's government shutdown didn't stop the United States Department of Energy (DOE) from moving forward on a range of initiatives to ramp up renewable energy, promote energy efficiency, and combat
Solar energy forms the crux of the office building, which will use solar cells, heat exchangers and heat pumps to meet most of the building's electricity and heating needs. Rising from the fjord in the
The Rio Branco 12 office tower on Rio Branco Avenue will have 21 floors. Currently undergoing an urban revitalization, Porto Maravilha is slated to become a new urban and commercial district with over 5
The 7-story building features triple-glazed windows, a high level of insulation, and it's practically airtight. The photovoltaics mounted on the roof produce energy primarily for the building, although
The last time you may have given thought to window treatments might have been when you noticed your neighbor peering into your living room window while you were eating breakfast in your undies. But in
While China's booming economy has been a spectacle to watch, its corresponding pollution levels have been staggering as well. A side effect of being "the factory of the world" is that the cities in China
Last week at a meeting hosted by the White House, the USDA announced plans to host a competition encouraging architects, engineers, and builders to start designing and building high rises out of a simple
M-M House was built at the bottom of a granite rock slope on land belonging to the client's grandparents, who also live on the property in a 100-year-old blue wooden villa located upslope. To reinforce
The project, called “A Recipe To Live,” stands in the coastal town of Taiki-cho in Hokkaido. It was designed by students Masaki Ogasawara, Keisuke Tsukada and Erika Mikami to follow the natural cycles
The form of the home itself is shaped like a scar, perhaps commenting on the site's industrial past, while the lush sod represents healing. According to the architects, the home is a modern
Industrial designer Kenneth Cobonpue transformed the commonplace rickshaw into Eclipse, a high-tech and stylish means of transportation designed for the 21st Century traveler. The three-wheeled
(f)route is a travel bureau that organizes tours based around local fruit, art, and community. Based in Melbourne, Australia, the company aims to provide tourists with an experience that is centered
Surrounded by thick fields of native grasses, the House in Frogs Hollow is split into two overlapping volumes: an upper level clad in red-stained timber set above a concrete base submerged into the
The project is based on the idea of eco-responsible lifestyles and sustainable innovations that enable biodiversity and slow down the massive rural exodus China has experienced over the last decade.
Image of volcano eruption / Shutterstock According to a recent study published in the journal Nature Geoscience, an unusually high number of volcanic eruptions over the past 14 years may have helped to
Sited on a former brownfield next to the Lachine Canal not too far from downtown, the Allez Up gym is a one-of-a-kind facility that is helping to revitalize the area. The former silos of the sugar
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