Sustainable Design Organizations

Co-Design an Eco Village with the C.L.E.A.R. Village Lab

Co-Design an Eco Village with the C.L.E.A.R. Village Lab

Attention all eco-minded architects, designers, and green building professionals! Are you interested in charting the future of sound, sustainable living? Now is the perfect time to get involved - the

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The 2009 Compostmodern Conference

The 2009 Compostmodern Conference

photo credit: Mark Adams, AIGA Last week, the 2009 Compostmodern Conference was presented by the San Francisco Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and AIGA Center for Sustainable

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Reclaiming Oil Rigs as Oceanic Eco-Resorts

Reclaiming Oil Rigs as Oceanic Eco-Resorts

Morris Architects, a Houston-based architecture and design firm, recently took top honors for two of their submissions in the Radical Innovation in Hospitality design competition. The grand prize winner,

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London Design Festival: The Greengaged Sustainability Hub

London Design Festival: The Greengaged Sustainability Hub

This Monday morning the London Design Festival's inaugural sustainability event Greengaged kicked off with a big-bang breakfast debut. The event's pièce de résistance was Goldsmith University graduate

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Yves Béhar’s Recyclable Y Water Bottles

Yves Béhar’s Recyclable Y Water Bottles

Product packaging has borne some serious brunt as of late, with bottled water being lambasted left and right as a a needless contributor to landfills. Taking this into account, everyone's favorite

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Marmol Radziner’s Rincon 5

PREFAB FRIDAY: Marmol Radziner’s Rincon 5

Earlier this summer the brains at Marmol Radziner and Associantes revealed a sleek series of “accessory buildings” including their new Rincon 5 prefab. The clean-lined guest unit features an excellent

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The Landmark Cyber Park: India’s Cutting Edge IT Hub

The Landmark Cyber Park: India’s Cutting Edge IT Hub

The construction industry is booming in India, and skyscrapers are lining the country's skyline. Much of this development does not integrate sustainable features, however many architects and planners have

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IKEA Solar Panels on the Horizon

IKEA Solar Panels on the Horizon

Ubiquitous big-box colossus IKEA has shown some great green developments lately, from flat-pack bike trailers to eco-friendly lines of housewares. Now the patent purveyor of all things flat-pack has

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Greypant’s Cutting-Edge Slice Chair

Greypant’s Cutting-Edge Slice Chair

While perusing Graypants' catalog of eco-friendly furnishings we were particularly impressed by the lovely lines of this Slice chair. The cantilever chaise has a layered wood structure that allows an

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Graypants’ Gorgeous Recycled Scrap Chairs

Graypants’ Gorgeous Recycled Scrap Chairs

Seattle based Graypants channels an exuberant work ethic into elegant pieces of sustainable furniture. Their set of Scrap Chairs are composed entirely of upcycled materials ranging from from finely

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ECO-BRIDGE: Chicago’s New Harborside Green Space

ECO-BRIDGE: Chicago’s New Harborside Green Space

Chicago’s full throttle sustainability initiatives have given us plenty of reason to think that the “Windy City” may soon upgrade its nickname to the “Greenest City.” Citywide moves

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HELP AFH HELP MYANMAR CYCLONE VICTIMS

HELP AFH HELP MYANMAR CYCLONE VICTIMS

Always quick to act, Architecture For Humanity is quickly pulling together efforts to offer design services to the survivors left in Cyclone Nargis' wake this past Saturday. With more than two million

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SOLAR BALLOONS: SunHope Renewable Energy

SOLAR BALLOONS: SunHope Renewable Energy

What could be more refreshing than casting off your carbon shackles with a bunch of solar balloons? Our favorite environmental architect visionary, Joseph Cory, of Geotectura has seized this dream with an

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ORQUIDEORAMA: A Beautiful Floating Meshwork of Modular Flower Tree Structures

ORQUIDEORAMA: A Beautiful Floating Meshwork of Modular Flower Tree Structures

We’re crazy about this gorgeous botanical garden in Medellin, Colombia that was renovated in 2008 by Plan B Architects. The Orquideorama is an organically expanding wooden meshwork of modular

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PREFAB FRIDAY: ‘Watershed’ Sustainable Writer’s Retreat

PREFAB FRIDAY: ‘Watershed’ Sustainable Writer’s Retreat

It's easy to see how inspiration takes hold in ‘Watershed’ - a 100 square foot writer’s retreat in Oregon that is as sustainable as it is engaging. Commissioned by a well-known nature writer and

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Ross Lovegrove Solar Trees in Vienna

Ross Lovegrove Solar Trees in Vienna

If you're lucky enough to be in Vienna on the 8th of October, be sure to check out the glowing plant-like solar trees that will line the streets near the MAK museum. Designed by Welsh designer Ross

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100% DETAIL: Alternative Energy – Wind and Sun

100% DETAIL: Alternative Energy – Wind and Sun

During the Alternative Energies seminar as part of 100% Design, we caught up with two of the leading experts within the commercial field of alternative energy. Robert Webb from Quiet Revolution / XC02 and

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SEARCHING FOR GREEN HOMES AROUND THE WORLD!

SEARCHING FOR GREEN HOMES AROUND THE WORLD!

ATTENTION GREEN DESIGNERS AND GREEN HOMEOWNERS! If you live in or have designed a clean green eco-machine, we want to hear from you! At the upcoming West Coast Green Show in San Francisco (Sept

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CRADLE-TO-CRADLE ECO-TEXTILE Certification Re-Launch

CRADLE-TO-CRADLE ECO-TEXTILE Certification Re-Launch

Following their hugely successful and influential book, William McDonough and Michael Braungart's Cradle to Cradle textile certification is now launching the second generation of its sustainable rating

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THE LIGHTHOUSE: The UK’s first zero-emission home

THE LIGHTHOUSE: The UK’s first zero-emission home

With the new housing regulations coming into effect in England, which will mandate that all homes in the country be emission free by 2016, the race was on for designers and builders to come up with the

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