The Dutch cooperative Except offers a modular office-space conversion concept that can be deployed quickly at a wide range of large indoor industrial spaces.
BIG’s design for a whimsical museum dedicated to the Danish toy looks like, well, a big pile of overlapping Lego bricks, complete with the round “studs.”
The former site of the Shanghai Expo will soon be transformed into Green Valley, a sustainable business and entertainment district that will include parks, gardens and green design.
Designers at IAMZ are using biomimicry to recreate not only the look but the actual function of trees in their latest New York City concept called the Chlorophyll Tower.
“Self-healing concrete” may soon be more science fact than science fiction, according to researchers who are using bacteria and other agents to seal cracks before they have a chance to grow.
Kaplan Thompson’s net-zero-energy farmhouse in Virginia, which meets Passivhaus standards and is on track for LEED Platinum, is also built for sheep grazing on its roof.
In its first year, President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge has signed up 7,700 participants that have reduced energy use by 2.5 percent across the board, saving $58 million annually.
Using 10,000-year-old building methods and eschewing all electricity, the Adere Amellal Hotel in Egypt’s Siwa Oasis may be one of the most energy efficient, sustainable hotels in the world.
One of the latest projects to spring up around New York’s High Line, the Solar Carve Tower will minimize the shadows it casts while maximizing the daylight entering the building.
The legendary So-Cal racetrack will soon close to make way for a pedestrian-friendly eco-community that will include 3,000 energy-efficient homes and 25 acres of parks.
Sears Holdings’ new Ubiquity division wants to adapt its closed Sears and Kmart retail stories into cost-effective data centers, disaster recovery depots or cell-tower locations.