Don't know how I missed this the first time around. In 2009, LTL Architects designed offices for the The Open Planning Project (TOPP) in New York. The highlight is an 84' long walnut bookshelf that is a map of
All images credit Lloyd Alter unless otherwise noted.
Greenbuild, the huge green building conference put on by the US Green Building Council, is coming to my home town, Toronto, next month. As many as 30,000 American builders, designers, manufacturers
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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
Every year we come to the Javits Convention Center in New York for the big ICFF show, and every year I wonder what it takes to make a convention center less of big honking energy consuming barn. The Javits is particularly awful,
When faced with a choice between simple technologies and complex ones, I like the simple and easy. Living walls seem to me to be needlessly complex; that is why I prefer the green façades by Edouard François to Le Mur Végétal of
One might think that green roofs and rainwater harvesting were made for each other, that the sand, soil and filter cloth would help clean the water as it made it's way to the drain. But apparently not; in a new
Le Corbusier said Creation is a Patient Search, but sometimes people are in a hurry. The Zeidler Partnership had to crank out an Electronic Learning Centre and 10 classrooms is a couple of months for Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario, and fast-track