The EPA will work with Freddie Mac to “influence lending practices in ways that encourage investments in energy efficiency” at multifamily housing units.
The complex that provided living quarters for 17,000 Olympic athletes is being refurbished and will soon become part of a new neighborhood built around walkability and green spaces.
Stonecutting produces an appalling amount of waste, but an architecture firm in Iran has proven that the leftover scraps can still be useful building materials.
The Tour Bois-le-Prêtre proves that it is possible to create more efficient living spaces at less cost by improving existing structures rather than demolishing them.
The Bio Intelligent Quotient House in Hamburg included glass bio-reactors in its walls to produce algae for biogas fuel and to provide passive cooling via a series of louvered panels.
Denmark’s figure-8 Gemini Residences is a successful example of the adaptive reuse of former industrial storage silos. But not all silo conversions are created equal.
A Boston developer defies a city ordinance to require parking spaces in his proposed apartment complex by converting an equivalent amount of space into gardens and other green spaces.
An urban plot in Ghent, Belgium, is the scene of two competing ideas for a green apartment block that emphasizes city views, green roofs and natural ventilation and daylight.
The Aleph Residences in a former industrial section of Buenos Aires provide sweeping views, natural sunlight and cool breezes. blurring the line between indoors and outdoors.
A winning model has been chosen for the adAPT NYC program, a six-month competition to design tiny apartments that can increase New York’s density while still meeting code.