Located within the gorgeous Italian Alps, this top-notch shelter has a few sustainable and notable characteristics. It stands on a foundation made from dolomite rock found on site and was built from
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The Fukita Shrine is Nishizawa's latest work. The minimalist floating pavilion is sandwiched between two sheets of iron and pierced by a tree Created as part of this year's Setouchi Arts Festival, the
Work has commenced on the new eco-friendly bus facility in Glasgow. The new facility will provide enough space for up to 450 buses and more than 1,200 employees, making it the largest bus depot in the UK.
TIP 1: Wrap Your Home in Insulation - "The More, The Better!" Proper insulation is probably the most important factor you can control in creating an energy-efficient home. I always say insulation is like
The holiday season traditionally conjures up images of trees and homes strung with festive lights, cooking delicious food for cherished guests and a warm hearth to keep cold weather at bay. However,
Inspired by the skin of a pinecone, Woods Bagot created a responsive, spiky facade that adjusts to reduce the effects of heat load, sun glare, and wind while allowing high amounts of natural daylight to
Karolinska Institute’s Green Walled Future Learning Environment is a Home Away From Home for Students
The Karolinska Institute is one of Europe's largest and most prestigious medical universities. Tengbom won a design challenge to further enhance the institute's facilities by revamping an underutilized
Dubai has won a bid to host the 2020 Expo. This will be the first time the international celebration of innovation and business will be held in the Middle East, and Dubai’s aim is to generate 50 percent
Clean energy company Enèji Pwòp is on the mission to transform Haiti with renewable energy. The firm hopes to enhance quality of life within the country's borders through a program that allows immigrant
Goldee has leaped aboard the smart home bandwagon with new technology that promises to revolutionize our relationship with light. Dubbed the "world's smartest light switch," the minimalist black square
The project is based on the idea of immersing oneself into a seemingly static environment and discovering its subtle changes and rhythms. As visitors step onto the dusty ground of the Joshua Tree National
Kerosene is the fuel of choice for families living off the grid in sub-Saharan Africa - however it inflicts a heavy toll on people's health and costs up to $8 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). Compared to
The bridge was originally constructed in 1889 by George Grant Mackay, a Scottish civil engineer and park commissioner for Vancouver. Initially a wood construction, in 1903 the bridge was replaced with a
Projected for completion in the year 2015, the new green skyscraper is a true inspiration for community-responsive urban design. Yes, it will be Colombia's first skyscraper in 40 years and upon
The Minim House's green credentials include walls made from highly insulated prefabricated SIPs, a 960 watt solar array, a 290 gallon rainwater treatment system, and all LED lighting. Inside two people
The Tetris House is located on a narrow 40’ by 110’ lot with tight zoning that minimized the allowable building footprint. Compounding challenges from the compact footprint, the client asked for the
Some of the world’s most sustainable cities have been given special recognition at the COP 19 Climate Change Conference underway in Warsaw. Vancouver, Cape Town, and Abu Dhabi are the winners of the
Reaching nearly 500 feet tall with a gross floor space area of over 1.7 million square feet, the giant glass towers consist of separate, shifted blocks that offer overlapping programmatic spaces. To avoid
One Angel Square is a 500,000 sq ft, 14-story building right in downtown of Manchester. Now the largest building in the city, it is part of a larger effort to redevelop the core and is strategically
Sometimes the most beautiful designs are also the simplest - Crea-re has created a line of hanging and standing lamps made almost entirely from repurposed wooden clothespins! When the lamps are turned on
Studio Gang’s Mega Efficient NRDC Office Retrofit Achieves LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge Certification
Located in the Civic Opera House building, the open floorplan was key to the design because it allowed for a minimal amount of building materials and maixmum energy efficiency. An open layout office
Photo of global warming via Shutterstock New research by the Climate Accountability Institute has revealed that just 90 companies are to blame for the majority of the climate change crisis.
The Museum of the Human Body will be located at the edge of Charpak Park in the newly developed Parc Marianne near City Hall. The museum will be dedicated to the artistic, scientific and architectural
Biologists in Puerto Rico are perplexed as the region’s famous Bioluminescent Lagoon has suddenly gone almost dark. The Bioluminescent Lagoon in Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve regularly attracts
Philips has achieved a new milestone in its quest to integrate energy-efficient LEDs into all surfaces. We've seen the company install LEDs on ceilings, walls and now they are putting them in floors.
IKEA Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelter This flat pack, easy to transport shelter was developed in collaboration between the IKEA Foundation and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR).
While conjuring up comfort in the home seems like a basic principle, it’s a far more complex process for architect & remodeling guru Sarah Susanka, who believes that comfort can significantly
Unveiled in Rome, Italy in September 2013, the structure was developed as an attempt to reinvent a typical trade show pavilion. Its dynamic form and energy efficiency is reminiscent of Frei Otto's
UNStudio began work on Ardmore Residence back in 2006 and now the residential tower is finally complete. This bespoke tower is unique in its design and form compared to its surrounding block-like peers.
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