Worldchanging co-founder Alex Steffen has said that the "last decade was about imagining the solutions that could help us meet big planetary problems. This decade will be all about putting those solutions to work."
TreeHugger first showed the Daiwa EDV-1, the amazing robotic shipping container instant house, back in January. Now the prototype is coming Stateside (no doubt carried by supersonic helicopters) in July for Little Tokyo Design Week in Los Angeles. The
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Cameron Sinclair is so going to want 10,000 of these amazing robotic shipping container sized instant houses. EDV stands for Emergency Disaster Vehicles, but it is really a pushbutton house that leaves Adam Kalkin in its wake. It is
Kate Stohr, the co-founder of Architecture for Humanity, dropped me a note suggesting that I have a look at their Year in Review of their work in Haiti. I did, and couldn't help but come to the conclusion that it was really boring.. I mean really,
Last year, Enviu, known for the sustainable dance floor and club, launched the Open Source House project, a platform to share much needed sustainable and affordable housing solutions. The goal of their first competition, in which 3100 architects
Congratulations are due today to Architecture For Humanity and their Design Fellow Susi Platt whose Yodakandiya Project in Sri Lanka has been shortlisted for the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
TreeHugger didn't show many of the proposals for housing in Haiti, like Andrés Duany's proposals for a flatpack design (here in Jetson Green); We have spent too much time with Cameron Sinclair, who says "Top down solutions will
The results of Core77's One hour design challenge are in, and I am pleased to note that I called it, picking the Lifetent for our earlier post. I was really hoping that none of the many container versions would make it into the finals; as Cameron
The Clemson University School of Architecture is having a moment of fame with their SEED project, where they turn shipping containers into housing. In the wake of the Haiti disaster, Professor Doug Hecker tout the virtues of the magic box in
When Warren first wrote about Architecture for Humanity in TreeHugger five years ago, they were already five years old but were still a small, little-known org run out of a borrowed office in Sausalito. But Kate Stohr and Cameron