Green roofs to take over NYC s...

May 16, 2019 by

Moments before Earth Day, New York City passed a major Climate Mobilization Act with new regulations for reducing emissions and becoming a more resilient city — including requiring all new buildings to have green roofs.

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What We Did Not Learn from the...

May 13, 2019 by

Inside and beyond those white boxes, there are ideas for building a better world.

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Studio NAB proposes rebuilding...

May 7, 2019 by

After a devastating blaze consumed the Cathedral of Notre Dame’s wooden roof and iconic central spire, architects around the world have been putting forth their visionary ideas for rebuilding the Parisian landmark.

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Tomorrow’s Healthy Connected C...

Apr 24, 2019 by

Pocket Neighborhood author and community expert Ross Chapin shares his ideas on tomorrow’s community design.

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Study: Home Wildfire Resistanc...

Apr 24, 2019 by

A recent side-by-side comparison at the IBHS Research Center shows how builders can construct more fire-resistant homes.

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Is Health the New Design Imper...

Apr 19, 2019 by

Expert Carl Seville speaks to healthy building program certifications and processes that are gaining popularity.

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This solar-powered school prod...

Apr 17, 2019 by

This timber elementary school and kindergarten in Switzerland boasts more than just good looks —

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The Pragmatic Outlaw Swims Bac...

Apr 16, 2019 by

Aaron Betsky says that Craig Hodgetts’ writings remind us how to make architecture for today and tomorrow.

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What Termites Can Teach Us Abo...

Mar 27, 2019 by

“We think humans are the best designers, but this is not really true,” a researcher said.

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The Missing Middle: Los Angele...

Mar 16, 2019 by

The desire for something “new and innovative” often stands in the way of proven and successful practices, especially when it involves changing zoning and building regulations.

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Feb 7, 2019 by

Istanbul is perhaps one of the world’s leading examples of unsustainable retail development.

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Q+A: What Is a Smart City? Thr...

Feb 6, 2019 by

In a roundtable with ARCHITECT, architect Paul Doherty, policy and sustainability expert Debra Lam, and author Anthony Townsend trade opinions and insights on what the buzzword really means, why the world’s largest companies want a stake, and how architects can step up to the plate.

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Why Reusing Buildings Should B...

Jan 19, 2019 by

At the inaugural Rio Conference on the Global Environment in 1992, three facts became abundantly clear: the earth was indeed warming; fossil fuels were no longer a viable source of energy; and the built environment would have to adapt to this new reality.

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Dec 21, 2018 by

Amid all the sobering stories and projections about climate change in the news lately, we have some upbeat news to share. Our hard work is having a BIG impact.

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Yale School of Architecture’s ...

Dec 13, 2018 by

The Tatiana Bilbao–organized show uses student work, Iwan Baan photography, and maps to present multitudinous—though sometimes blurry—visions for the contentious region.

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Harvard Opens Snøhetta-Designe...

Dec 6, 2018 by

Dubbed HouseZero, the building uses data-collecting sensors, passive ventilation, low embodied energy materials, and geothermal wells, among other strategies.

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An Unthinkable, Inevitable Res...

Dec 3, 2018 by

Resilient design can’t save every human settlement from wildfires, drought, flooding, and other anthropogenic natural disasters. In some cases, we will have to consider retreat.

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Ecological Design Book Extract

Nov 26, 2018 by

In many ways, the environmental crisis is a design crisis. It is a consequence of how things are made, buildings are constructed, and landscapes are used.

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Why Architects Need to Get Dir...

Oct 18, 2018 by

The new book The Architecture of Closed Worlds: Or, What Is the Power of Shit? offers lessons for today by looking at Biosphere 2, 1970s ecohouses, and other microworlds.

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Life, Death and 20th Century A...

Oct 13, 2018 by

How did gentrification turn into a losing proposition for low-income neighborhoods?

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Concrete, It’s Electric!

Sep 4, 2018 by

Researchers are increasingly innovating renewable concrete…

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GO Homes are predesigned, pref...

Aug 31, 2018 by

GO Logic have always designed beautiful homes.

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Honorable Mention: Hydroformed...

Aug 7, 2018 by

[Translate] 2018 R+D AWARDS Honorable Mention: Hydroformed Shading, a Metal Feature Shaped by Water For Harvard University’s...

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MINI LIVING’s urban cabin embr...

Jul 31, 2018 by

[Translate] MINI LIVING’s urban cabin continues its global tour at the Los Angeles Design Festival 2018, following installations...

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INTERVIEW: Ed Mazria, Founder ...

Jul 26, 2018 by

[Translate] Architecture Flip   by Andrew Michler View Slideshow Ed Mazria is the influential environmental architect behind the 2030...

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What I Learned About Experienc...

Jul 19, 2018 by

[Translate] Edwin Schlossberg, president and principal designer of ESI Design, shares how his directorship of Fuller’s World Game...

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We shouldn’t abandon the citie...

Jul 15, 2018 by

[Translate]   Skymall By Alexandra Lange AFP/Getty Images   Raffles City Chonqing, an eight-skyscraper project designed by...

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Designers vs. Climate Change

Jul 13, 2018 by

[Translate] the report Leading architects, designers, and urban planners are devising plans to help mitigate greenhouse gas...

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Kings, Despots, Dictators, Cit...

Jul 8, 2018 by

[Translate] By Josh Stephens   COMMONEDGE.ORG I sometimes travel furiously and write slowly.   I began this piece ten years ago in...

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Men of Architecture

Jul 3, 2018 by

[Translate] #METOO An open letter from editor-in-chief Ned Cramer to the men of architecture, about sexism, professional culture, and...

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