In a nod to green building, the 10,000-square-foot stage upon which President Obama took his second oath of office was built with lumber using the controversial SFI label.
These three boutique hotels offer some extreme examples of how building materials and innovative site plans can make them uniquely suited for their unusual environments.
A Buddhist school in northern Thailand, echoing its tropical setting, embraces the interconnectedness of nature by incorporating natural or recycled materials in nearly every aspect of its design.
Iowa State University students can tread lightly on the environment while toning their bodies following the LEED Platinum renovation of their gym facilities.
Architecture firm Kengo Kuma and Associates addressed a Tokyo school’s multiple solar needs by essentially putting 12 different roofs on the same building.
In the wake of the 2011 New Zealand earthquake, architect Shigeru Ban is building a temporary cathedral out of recycled cardboard, creating a symbol of unshaken faith and endurance.
A number of researchers are experimenting with adding recycled straw, paper and wood to create bricks and modular blocks with superior thermal performance characteristics.
The Re-Cycle rejects the throwaway culture in which we’re all entrenched while offering a better way to ride.
In celebration of Boxing Day, here are a few blue-collar examples of how reused shipping containers can add to the aesthetics of a site as well as to the environmental bottom line.
Gathered together under the name Reclaim NYC, three designers are encouraging their colleagues to see the wreckage not as a reminder of the devastation, but inspiration for new art.
A home using a heat-pump, photovoltaic solar panels, a rainwater cistern and other green features is he first LEED Platinum building on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.