This doesn't look like any factory I have ever been in. The interior street (curved, because architect William McDonough wanted the experience to change as it unfolded before you) is full of plants and amenities; there are no
It's ten years since the start of construction of the green roof on top of the big River Rouge plant. Kevin described it in TreeHugger in 2004: "The 10.4 acre sedum roof insulates the building, provides a
Next to "Green" it is perhaps the most overused and misunderstood word in the envirobiz; We previously asked "Is Sustainability Over"; Bill McDonough thought it over years ago when he said "We still have people talking about 'sustainability'! Nothing
Brad Pitt's vision for a green rebuild of the Lower Ninth Ward is being realized by Make It Right, an innovative organization whose cutting-edge designs, sculpted by world-class architects, are both stunning and controversial. Tom Darden is
An off-gassing shower curtain with its 108 volatile organic compounds, is an affront to your health and your senses. So it's natural to want to applaud the efforts of four designers, grouped together at a fledgling design firm called
Last year we were approached by a designer wanting to develop a line of sustainable swimwear. We observed that one very tricky element would be doing away with the stretch element: elastane or spandex, what most of us more
The Dutch are still enamoured of the Cradle to Cradle concept and are currently hosting the exhibition Cradle to Cradle -Hype or Future in the Centre Céramique in Maastricht. The aim of the show is to explain to the general
TreeHugger loves Bill McDonough; We have probably written more posts about him and his cradle-to-cradle certification than any other individual. He is the king of the green one-liner, a brilliant and entertaining speaker, and a pretty good architect.
"We are working on the design of communities and begin with what we call the Essay of Clues. We look at things like the sun, the wind, the water, the biological history and the culture of the site. Then we imagine that we are birds that evolved for that
Embodying a variety of sustainability options -- "using environmentally safe and healthy materials; design for material reutilization, such as recycling or composting; the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency" and several more -- William
Unveiled at IMM Cologne '08 last month, Peter Pless combined Cradle-to-Cradle-like design sensibility with the desire to offer multiple functions from the same piece to create the Comp Lounge. As the cushions change places, so does the chair's
Want to do something good for the planet? Punch out a little early. Take the afternoon off. Work less. This is the argument of Juliet Schor, a sociologist at Boston College, in "Sustainable Consumption and Worktime
While reporting on the latest green trends around the world, we are always on the lookout for greenwash. After all, it seems everyone these days is either going green or claiming to achieve carbon neutrality.