Beside the eco-house discussed earlier, there is lots to read in the New York Times Magazine on green design. Adam Goodheart describes how effective 18th century design was at coping with temperature ("Light, temperature and air circulation were
Buildings by Will Alsop are certainly eyecatching and fun, transforming the cities where they appear. They can also be cutting-edge environmentally; this redevelopment of some ratty old docklands in Middlesbrough into housing, hotel, office and retail
I have never been certain what to make of Whitney Sander's Hybrid House. Perhaps it is his definition of prefab: "Prefab is anything that is manufactured off-site and shipped in. A lightbulb is prefab." which is profoundly simplistic and means that
We have an entire shelf of books on modern prefab; it starts with Allison Arieff and Brian Burhkart's Prefab, the book that broke the story back in 2002; it continues with Colin Davies' The Prefabricated Home, the important academic review of the history
London's blobby green Future Systems has won the international competition to design the National Library of the Czech Republic. The architects note that "as Google puts evey book on line, we still need places where you can smell ink on paper, explore
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is holding a series of dialogues on Architecture and Climate Change. They have invited international speakers, visionary thinkers and policy makers from a range of disciplines to ponder this matter.
The Environmental Integrity Project, Sierra Club, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement and the Association of Irritated Residents (great name, but I couldn't find a website) filed a lawsuit on May 26 and released a statement on June 1st to challenge a