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British cavity wall with insulation
What Is a Thermal Bypass? Another Thing for Builders to Worry About
front facade of 79 King Street
This Mass Timber Passivhaus Rental Building Is Perfect for Active Adults
Sid Lee Interior
Sid Lee Architecture's 'Biosquare' Is a Biophilic Renovation of a 60-Year-Old Office Building
Westonbirt Shelter
This Pringle-Shaped Shelter Is a Great Example of 'Design Efficiency'
my favorite building in Vienna
An Architect's Guide to Building Better Housing
Nokken in a field
Nokken Isn't a Tiny House, It's a Business in a Box
looking out from living room
Are Wood Stoves and Big Windows Still the Stuff That Dreams Are Made of?
Potting Shed in Allotment Garden
The 2022 'Shed of the Year' Is a House of Doors
modular house plans
This Modular House From the '60s Is Still an Inspiration
Pretty Good House book cover
'Pretty Good House: A Guide To Creating Better Homes' Is a Pretty Good Book
Front Facade
Toronto Residential Building Is Our New Poster Child for Sustainable Design
Oasis Towers from distance
MVRDV Designs a Green Haven Among Skyscrapers
parking structure converted to office
The Greenest Building Is Flexible, Adaptable, and Universal
Texas Children's Hospital Interior
The Hospital of the Future Will Be Grown, Not Built
World of Volvo
Sweden's World of Volvo Timber Building Celebrates the Right to Roam
Insulating an existing building with rock wool
Adaptive Reuse Is the Architectural Challenge of the Present—Not the Future
Degrowth
This Anonymous Manifesto Outlines How Architects Can Design for Degrowth
Top of buiding
Brazil's Skinny Residential Tower Can Be a Model for Marvelous North American Housing
CABNs on dunes
These Prefab Cabins Are a Conscious Consumer's Dream
100 Liverpool Street
Stirling Prize Short List Raises the Question: What Is Climate-Responsible Design?
The End of THE LINE
The Linear City Is Reborn With Saudi Arabia's Plans for a 106-Mile Mirrored City
Smith entry
Impact's 2022 Micro Housing Competition Spotlights Innovative Ideas
A passivhaus design in the Mediterranean
Why We Need Passivhaus in Hot Climates
Book cover of 'Build Beyond Zero'
'Build Beyond Zero' Changes the Way One Thinks About Buildings
Blue modular home surrounded by trees and a lawn
How Sustainable Is Modular Construction?
Low angle composite image of trees on buildings in city against sky
How to Measure Embodied Energy in Building Materials
Micro apartment with bed, kitchen, and sofa in one room
What Are Micro-Apartments? Environmental Pros and Cons
Monument and courthouse in Brockville, Ontario
The Preservation of Existing Buildings Is Climate Action
KATG from exterior
This Bus Barn Spotlights Why Even Utilitarian Infrastructure Should Be Beautiful
Factory in forest among trees
Bjarke Ingels Group Discovers Simplicity In a Forest
COBOD 3D printer
Belinda Carr Debunks the 3D-Printed Home Fallacy
Electric Arc Furnace
Cambridge Engineers Develop Zero Carbon Cement
Wood-Clad ARK Shelter Is a Minimalist Prefab That Opens Up
Titanic sinking
An Embodied Carbon Iceberg Lies Under Our Homes and Buildings
Best Tiny Home Insurance Companies
The 5 Best Tiny House Insurance Companies of 2022
exterior of Apex Center
Mass Timber Goes Cradle-to-Cradle in Virginia's Apex Plaza
Mask skyscraper
eVolo Skyscraper Competition Features Wildly Innovative Designs
'Bigger Than Tiny' books sitting on a wooden surface.
Book Review: 'Bigger Than Tiny, Smaller Than Average' Spotlights the Merits of Modestly Sized Houses
Aerial view of Populus hotel
Denver’s Populus Says It's the First Carbon Positive Hotel in the US
Timber tower in Switzerland base
Danish Firm to Build Tall, Timber Tower in Switzerland
Covered bridge from downstream
Gorgeous Timber-Covered Bridge Built at Chinese Eco-Cultural Resort
Turbine Hall
Niagara Falls Power Station Is Restored and Repurposed
270 Park Avenue
JP Morgan Chase's Manhattan HQ Will Be New York's Largest All-Electric Tower
house construction
Total Carbon Footprint of a North American Home Is More Than You Think
MVRDV O building
MVRDV Designs a Giant O-Shaped Building
Seestat
IPCC Report Outlines How to Create Livable, Sustainable Buildings and Cities
Trees and plants inside a sunken greenhouse
Build a $300 Underground Greenhouse for Year-Round Gardening
Mass plywood panels
Meyer Memorial Trust Is Made With Mass Plywood Panels
Union Carbide Building, the tallest ever purposely demolished to build a bigger one.
The Reuse Imperative: Why Saving Existing Buildings Matters More Than Ever
Sugar Factory in Warsaw
Why We Fight to Save Every Old Building
Studios 90
Workers' Housing in India Is Simple and Energy-Efficient
Cumbernauld Town Centre
This Brutalist Classic in Scotland Is Getting Demolished Instead of Reimagined
Geodesic dome home primary image
What Is a Geodesic Dome Home? History and Architectural Features
Southwest architecture of a clay hut on a sunny day
Are Adobe Houses Sustainable?
evening shot of house
Lake|Flato and ICON Develop a New Design Language for 3D-Printed Houses
Exterior of ourplacetobe
'Place To Be' Is an Ecological House Built on Stilts
10 of the Smallest Homes in the World
Terrace House Exterior
Austin Maynard Grows Up With New Sustainable Multifamily Apartment Project
Solara Exterior Final
Whistler Apartment Featuring Exterior Walkways Is a Road Map to Post-Pandemic Design