Author: Randy Woods

The Crystal Forest concept makes extensive use of greenery in its adaptive reuse modules. Image via Except.

Except Co-op: A Crystal Forest In Every Warehouse

Over the last few decades, as industrialization has waned in many parts of the Western world, hundreds of shuttered factories and warehouses have been renovated as new mixed-used facilities or tourist attractions. The vast majority of these adaptive reuse projects,… Read More
BIG's design makes playful use of the ubiquitous toy's blocky nature. Image via BIG.

BIG Plans To Snap Together An Homage To Lego

When an architect is tasked with creating an homage to the greatest architectural toy brand ever created (and arguably the best all-around toy since the invention of mud) it’s almost impossible to not think like a kid rummaging through a… Read More
The 538,000-square-foot site of the 2010 Expo will soon be transformed into a sustainable business and entertainment district. Image via Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects.

Shanghai Expo To Live On As Sustainable Community

Most temporary expositions and world’s fairs have a spotty track record of sustainability or utility after the crowds have gone. Many convert back to industrial use or lie fallow for years instead of coalescing into vibrant communities. In China, there… Read More
This proposed reinvention of the New York City skyscraper would mimic the look and function of leaves on a tree. Image via IAMZ.

IAMZ Designs A Concept Lovely As A Tree

“I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.” Poet Joyce Kilmer had it right about trees, and many green builders would agree. If only there were a way to that architects could design a structure… Read More