Compression is nature's glue.
THE iconic New York State Pavilion is in disrepair, but a competition wants to change that
These homes built from plastic bottles are co-existing with nature while also protecting it
Dutch stylist Helly Scholten is interested in living sustainably, so when the chance came to move herself and her family into an experimental sustainable house designed by Rotterdam University students and researchers, she jumped at it.
Geodesic Domes were invented by R. Buckminster Fuller in the 1960's, and are a revolutionary building structure with many advantages over conventional rectangular designs:
When the Floating Seahorse floating home was first unveiled, it had the look of something that might well stay on the drawing board.
Welcome to the future of total information awareness and smart cities. Adelaide is the first Smart City that will employ everything that the Internet of Things has to offer, from camera surveillance to control over energy via smart grid. This is the
PHOENIX -- A stack of shipping containers sitting in a lot in an industrial section of Phoenix has some developers thinking inside the box.
Ever wondered what it looks like if you combine Dubai's wealth, ambition, coastline and climate?
San Francisco has passed a law requiring all new buildings below 10 stories to have solar panels installed on their rooftops.
I call it the 'Glitchtower'
While you can always head for the hills to wait out the apocalypse, a more stylish option could be a fully sustainable floating home from Italian mini yacht-maker Jet Capsule.
The new lifestyle for the rich and famous
Parking lots take up a lot of space in our towns and cities - could they be put to better use while still remaining functional? That's the thinking behind a new project by British architecture firm ZED Factory. Its ZED Pod is a small solar-powered
Ex-boat builder and carpenter Jeff Hobbs from New Zealand-based studio Room to Move was recently commissioned to build a special bespoke tiny house for local resident Briar Hale.
People's Architecture Office (PAO) has a knack for designing thought-provoking - if impractical - housing ideas.
Arrest Silverstein NOW for foreknowledge of high treason and mass murder
Drive through rural Spain, especially the south, and you'll find lots of cave houses built into hillsides. With searing heat throughout much of the year, keeping cool is the main worry and cave houses have excellent thermal properties.
San Antonio, Texas-based firms Development Strategies, Inc and Alamo Architects recently completed the first phase of a shipping container-based housing development in Encinal, TX. The project comprises seven container-based apartments and focuses on
Self-contained module turns empty spaces into living spaces
If you thought the tiny house movement was just a fad, think again...
US building supplies firm 84 Lumber has joined the burgeoning small living movement with the launch of a new tiny house range that aims to cater to anyone's skills and budget, from screwdriver-phobes to DIY experts.
After oil ushered in an era of excess, many people in the Middle East stopped building sensible homes adapted to harsh weather conditions.
Farrow & Ball paint? Check. Playroom? Check. Home office? Yep
If Carlo Ratti's newly-announced observation tower comes to fruition (and it's a big "if"), it will be as much a sight to behold as the views it provides.
Earth bag construction is taking off around the world, in large part thanks to Cal-Earth in Hesperia, California.
place in the world...For some people, the worship of nature and the divine go hand in hand. They see the overwhelming beauty in the world around them and can't help but see the hand of some otherworldly force at work.
With cities increasingly squeezed for space, the future of urban gardening will likely lie with vertical farms.
Rotterdam-based studio MVRDV has unveiled designs for the Chongwenmen M-Cube, a pearlescent shopping center nearing completion in the heart of Beijing.
Studio Gang Architects recently completed yet another gorgeous and environmentally friendly building in Chicagoland: The Writers Theater.