Pop-up gardens, urban farms, guerrilla bike lanes, examples of crowdsourced city planning, and other urban interventions will be the focus of the official U.S. Pavilion at the world's most prestigious architecture event.
Nic Darling is part of Postgreen Homes, builder of the 100K house and others that I have raved about; Postgreen is a different kind of developer, working in gritty urban parts of Philadelphia, doing smaller, more affordable
Paris has the Promenade plantée and New York has The High Line, parks created on top of once-abandoned railway tracks. Now plans are afoot in Philadelphia to transform the Reading Viaduct into what its designers are
I thought we were being edgy when we gave Interface Studio Architects the Best Residential Architect Award as part of Best of Green this year, but I could not help but love the 100K house. Evidently neither could the US Green
Philadelphia architects Interface Studio are known to TreeHugger for their work with PostGreen and on the 100K house. They have also just completed a modular student residence at Temple University that really does demonstrate
The hot young Swedish firm We Are You came third in a competition to design a new bicycling center in Philadelphia. (They must be really young- entry criteria include only those who graduated later than 2007). Its mission: "to promote bicycling in all
If this video of the 3rd annual Brompton World Championships got US folding bike enthusiasts excited, then they'll be delighted that for the first time ever, a national US Brompton championship is to be held in March
I have not paid nearly enough attention to the work of Postgreen, the Philadelphia developers of economical and very interesting houses. Preston at Jetson Green nailed their 100K House as "the perfect trifecta of elements
Just this week, the City Council of Philadelphia unanimously decided to offer tax breaks to all B Corps located in the city. Turns out, its a bit of help you help me as they found that most B Corps are also
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia?
Good news for Philly! HelioSphera, a Greek company, has announced that it will build a $500 million, 500,000 square feet thin-film solar panel factory in the city. It's going to be located in the
Cars are not only a problem on the road, they are a real problem in house designs, particularly on narrow lots. In most townhouses built with garages the bulk of the facade is lost to an ugly door, and the occupant gets no light from the front. A Weekly
This one is coming to you just in time for the weekend. Jeff already explored four brands of organic booze to get the summer started, but now that we are slowly approaching Fall it might be time to find something a little
Recently I sampled several of the creations from the Khaya Cookie Company , a women's cookie co-op located in South Africa, and the only problem I had with them was...that I couldn't stop eating them.Khaya, meaning home,