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.
Retro-chic shoe company Keen Footwear has moved into an old Portland, Ore, warehouse space and made it new again, using many green building retrofit techniques along the way.
A small Parisian architecture firm chose straw as the main building material to design a cozy, naturally insulated “nest” that even the Big Bad Wolf would have to admire.