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.
A pavilion, made mostly of overlapping glass and sustainably harvested timber, has become an eco-friendly landmark in the Southern Norwegian town of Sandnes.
Istanbul, Turkey, is set to begin construction of the Kagithane Gardens office project, featuring overlapping green roofs and other sustainable features.
Pritzker Prize-winner Toyo Ito’s Odate Dome in Japan, made with sustainably harvested wooden support beams and translucent Teflon, has performed well in many monsoon storms.
To convey “openness and transparency,” the design for the new International Criminal Court includes green walls and a generous use glazing for ventilation and daylighting.
GlaxoSmithKline’s new Philly headquarters uses automated natural daylight monitoring and energy recovery systems, saving up to 30 percent on heating energy costs.
An 80-year-old telescope once used to study the sun now brings daylight to underground climate science labs in this clever bit of adaptive reuse on the Caltech campus.
The winning design for the planned 13 million-square-foot exhibition hall in Tianjin, China, will reduce the hall’s carbon footprint through daylighting and natural ventilation.
A series of energy-efficient prefab houses debuted in Norway and Sweden, echoing the historic architecture of the region while retaining modern simplicity.
Many homes use sunlight for power and passive solar heating. This net-zero energy home in Italy actually alters the spectrum of ambient light to enhance the well-being of the residents.