When the team at nature-minded Spanish architecture firm Urbanarbolismo decided to build a tree house, they set some high standards. Working with a centuries old oak tree, they wanted to create a place for
Image credit: Bernd Sieker, used under Creative Commons license.
Dear Pablo: Does installing commercial rooftop solar PV (with the dark-colored PV cells) negate the effect of painting that same roof white to alleviate the "heat island" effect in
What can you do at a music festival in four days with 75 volunteers and lots of salvaged materials? Build some amazing performance stages, that's what. Last year we reported on the Roots Architecture project at the WOMAD
Last year the ARC wildlife crossing competition got a lot of pixels; it was won by Michael Van Valkenburgh & Associates and there is talk of building it, although it was more of an ideas competition. But they are
"See-Through" is a real estate development term that originated in Houston in the 80s, when they overbuilt glass skyscrapers that were empty and you could see right through them. Eventually the new buildings filled up as people
Last Tuesday (Jan 18, 2011), I trekked out to Brooklyn's famously hip neighborhood Williamsburg for an open house of Loadingdock5 Architecture's new PassivHaus project. When I got there, I found out the party had been
The folks at Arnold Glas are chirping about an award for Ornilux from BuildingGreen, as a Top 10 green building product of 2010. The Ornilux bird-friendly, spider-inspired glass was spotlighted earlier this year
The City of Providence is staging a limited design competition to select the designer for the Providence River Pedestrian Bridge that will replace the old Interstate 195 Bridge that spans the Providence River.
Inhabiting the Huerta. Photo Credit: Guallart Architects
Five years ago, we first heard about Sociopolis, a "shared habitat" in Valencia (Spain). This housing development is to trigger social interaction between inhabitants, propose a new type of
It is a tough environment for brick-and-mortar retailers right now. It is tougher still if you are in a niche market, like green bricks, mortar and eco-supplies. It is even tougher if you are in a small town on the Canadian shield like Huntsville,