architecture

Architects and Industry Collaborate on Health in the Built Environment

Is this product safe? Healthy? Architects and specifiers want detailed information about building materials and product ingredients, while innovation requires using materials in…

6 Ways Design Justice Benefits New Orleans

These six projects involve citizens, nonprofits and government working to create a better New Orleans.

5 Ways to Design For Climate Change

Those who create the products and built environments of everyday life—from mechanical engineers to architects—have an important role to play by designing for…

Pushing Urban Density: The Answer to Global Warming?

A new report suggests urban density does more than cut greenhouse gas emissions by reducing transportation needs. All aspects of residents' lifestyles become…

Building Tomorrow’s Eco-Home

How will tomorrow's perfect eco-home look? With today's record-low solar costs, it's a pretty fair bet it will employ PV panels. But renewable…

Design Justice: Creating Inclusive Spaces in an Urbanized World

Before a crowded room at SXSW Eco, Bryan C. Lee Jr. of the Arts Council Of New Orleans spoke passionately about leveraging architecture,…

Virginia’s Coastline Hosts the Newest ‘Living Building’ in the World

An environmental education center off Virginia’s coast is set to be certified as one of the first structures in the mainland U.S. to…

Why Go From LEED Gold to Platinum? 5 Lessons from Chicago’s 111 South Wacker

Why go from LEED Gold to LEED Platinum? Uncover what it takes to upgrade green building features in a high-profile high-rise — and…

Mid-Century Eichler Homes Score a Sustainable Makeover

Joseph Eichler built more than 11,000 mid-century homes, most of which are in Northern California. Now Eichler homes are making a comeback, and…

Shattering Glass Myths: Design for Climate Action

Buildings encased in glass and steel are poor insulators and diminish energy efficiency, yet they are ubiquitous. Smita Chandra Thomas, sustainability consultant and…

3p Weekend: 6 Most Innovative Public Spaces of 2015

Every year, the Urban Land Institute recognizes outstanding examples of successful public spaces that have "socially enriched and revitalized the economy of their…

3 Architects Who are Converting Your Waste to Buildings

What does it really mean to repurpose the waste we generate? Well, for one, it means thinking outside the box, as these architects…

Modernist Icon GM Technical Center Undergoing a Gradual Green Upgrade

Little about GM's Technical Center in Warren, MI has changed, but this icon of modernist architecture has started a slow green building upgrade.

Sustainable and Seductive Architecture in Fire Island: Horace Gifford’s Legacy

Horace Gifford’s legacy of sustainable and seductive architecture in Fire Island, New York, has recently seen a revival.

Forbearer of Modern and Sustainable Architecture Moving to Palm Springs

The Aluminaire House, the first metal prefabricated house built in the U.S., will move to Palm Springs, the epicenter of mid-century modern architecture.