TreeHugger has often discussed the use of screens or shutters to keep the sun out while providing ventilation and privacy. Thai architects Pailin Paijitsattaya and Kanin Amboon of Architectkidd found a more local, traditional way of doing this: hand
A new policy adopted last month has made green roofs required by law on all new buildings with roof slopes of less than 30 degrees. The initiative is one part of the city's plan to become totally carbon neutral by 2025, Inhabitat
We keep saying that green roofs are changing architecture and planning, and here is another example, where the green roof turns into green walls and comes down to grade. Actually not to grade, but to some form of podium.
When Viljo Revell designed Toronto City Hall back in the sixties, the podium roof was for grand entries; you could drive up the ramp and walk right into the Council Chambers. It never quite worked out that way and was pretty
Architects use all kinds of tricks to make their buildings look better in renderings; mirrored glass used to be a favourite, with renderings of buildings showing reflections of sky and clouds as the building just blended into the landscape.
Chile's Green Building Council named it recently the greenest building project in the country, and it will also feature the tallest tower (70 floors, 300 meters high). Costanera Center, a major architecture developing in Santiago
These are tough times in the Design and Architecture fields, but there are tough architects and designers out there, doing work in urban cores, in social housing, building smaller, more efficient and greener designs. This year the Best of Green for
Green roofs are wonderful things, keeping buildings cool and reducing heat island effects. But you usually can't eat them. Now, rooftops around the world are being put to productive use as sources of food. Often they are tied to
Everyone is having great sport with UK footballer Gary Neville for proposing an underground "ecobunker" designed by the talented MAKE architects, comparing it to the home of Laa-Laa, Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, and Po. But the joke is stale, having
Time to trot out that old Frank Lloyd Wright chestnut, "A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines." And that is what is happening at the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal
Green thumbs in New York and around the world are planting the flag for environmentalism along with roof gardens and native trees as part of two participatory art projects that combine green activism with the power of social
This is what the Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art could look like in one year and a half time, when the restoration and extension works that are taking place in the building finish. Green walls and balconies will