Making buildings takes a long time, so it is often hard to find young architects who have made a big splash. Australia's Andrew Maynard did with a series of clever and humorous proposals that we have shown in TreeHugger, including his poop house, Corb2 and suburb eating robots.
But as his body of built work grows, it shows every sign of the humour, talent and environmental concern of his conceptual work. He understands that saving what we have is greener than starting from scratch, and that sustainable design cannot be bolted on. He can also turn a phrase:
"Sustainability is like teenage sex. Everybody says they're doing it, very few people actually are doing it. Those that are doing it are doing it badly."
Image Credit: Peter Bennetts via Andrew Maynard