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Toward a Science of Design

Lance Hosey | Posted 11.24.2015 | Arts
Lance Hosey

Don't mistake my rejection of art as a rejection of aesthetics. In fact, I wrote my book, The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design (2012), to illustrate how beauty, or sensory pleasure, is essential to the built environment.

Cycladic Island Living

Sara Panagiotopoulou | Posted 11.16.2015 | Travel
Sara Panagiotopoulou

The Cycladic islands are the reason why most people's first reaction to the statement, "I'm going to Greece," is, "Take me with you!" Can they be blamed?

Young Architects Design Homes of the Future

XPRIZE | Posted 09.18.2015 | Green

What will American homes look like the future? Why not ask architecture students? After all, they'll be the ones designing them. Right now, teams of students from 16 universities are competing to design and build cost-effective solar-powered homes--and your tax dollars are helping to urge them on.

The Responsibility of Architects

Lance Hosey | Posted 08.05.2015 | Arts
Lance Hosey

As an architect, I don't often see my peers showing such a sense of obligation. In fact, frequently they dodge it. Celebrity gives both actors and architects extraordinary power to address the injustices that intersect their work, but too few architects do.

This Skyscraper Of The Future Will Contain A Desert, Jungle And Glacier

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts

"I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one," Mexican architect Luis Barragan once said. We doubt, however, that e...

Building the Future With Self-Healing Concrete

XPRIZE | Posted 07.22.2015 | Green

Geology and biology are blending in a fascinating way to create a breakthrough new construction material: concrete that can heal its own cracks. The secret weapon? Bacteria.

The Home Aquatic

XPRIZE | Posted 06.19.2015 | Green

By Don WilllmottDon Willmott is a New York-based journalist who writes about technology, travel and the environment for a wide variety of publications...

Smog-Eating Buildings Battle Air Pollution

XPRIZE | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green

Architects and environmental scientists have been teaming up to address an interesting question: is it possible -- and economically feasible -- to design and construct buildings that can passively clean smoggy urban air?

Lawns Gone Wild

Lance Hosey | Posted 03.26.2015 | Green
Lance Hosey

The total area of American lawns is approximately 50 thousand square miles, about the size of New York State. To keep it well watered takes about 200 gallons per person per day, and nearly a third of all residential water use goes toward landscaping, according to the EPA.

'Sea Tree' Is The Floating Green Oasis That Could Bring Nature To The City

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.18.2014 | Arts

“The waterfront no longer places a limitation on city expansion, in fact it is the new frontier!” So begins the description for "Sea Tree," a f...

Architects Devise Plans For 'Living Skyscrapers'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.22.2014 | Arts

Oftentimes contemplating the future leaves us terrified beyond words, but today, a stunning architectural concept by Mexico-based firm Studio Cachoua ...

Innovation Earth: Bringing NASA Technology Back to Earth

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

NASA has laid out some pretty sci-fi sounding plans for the next 20 years of space travel, but a more critical mission -- at least for the sustainability of human life here on earth -- may be the one it launched in Mountain View, California, just over two years ago.

This Floating Platform Could Filter The Plastic From Our Polluted Oceans

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 07.21.2014 | Arts

By Vanessa Quirk (Read the original story here) Courtesy of Cristian Ehrmantraut "Plastic is an extremely durable material, taking 500 years ...

This Living, Sustainable Mushroom Building Could Be The Future Of Green Architecture

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.15.2014 | Arts

This summer marks the 15th year of The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program, which challenges young architects to design inn...

Innovation Earth: House Made of Textiles Will Use the Energy of a Hair Dryer

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 03.20.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Ask me to show you a sustainable house made of fabric, and I'll show you a tent -- or a yurt. Here where I live in Southern California, "green" homes ...

This Green Home Will Make IKEA-Lovers Swoon

Posted 03.18.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman: A modular passive house concept out of France dubbed Pop-Up House has been generating a fair amount of o...

In The Future You Could Be Picnicking In A Giant Bubble Park

Posted 02.25.2014 | Arts

Today in the world of very real design propositions that sound like they came from an animated fantasy film, we bring you "Bubbles." The ambitious pro...

End of Infrastructure as We Know It

Neil B. Chambers | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green
Neil B. Chambers

You know what's sexy? Nature. But listening to engineers, political figures and advocates, we can't focus on just how sexy it is. They are screaming at us that America's infrastructure is falling apart and if we don't fix it we will be marooned on the sands of missed opportunity.

Confessions of an Ecotourism Pioneer in Costa Rica

Ethan Gelber | Posted 03.03.2014 | Travel
Ethan Gelber

The contrast between the imagined urban cacophony below and the tranquil urban removal is part of what makes the latter so glorious.

This Stunning Loft Is Designed To Improve Your Life

Posted 12.18.2013 | HuffPost Home

With real estate as scarce as it is in NYC, buildings like the one-time dress factory at 66 E. 11th Street are ripe for reinvention. Enter the visi...

Modern Modular: Lean and Green

J. Michael Welton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

It seems a natural enough transition. After years of transforming New York City lofts and apartments into modern spaces, Resolution 4 Architecture tu...

Norwegian Architects Design for Democracy

Louisiana Channel | Posted 12.31.2013 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Norwegian architects Snøhetta have become world known, not only for their amazing buildings, but also for a new social democratic approach to architecture.

PHOTOS: What Happens When You Cross A Mansion And A Treehouse

Posted 11.09.2013 | HuffPost Home

As if Bali's beautiful seascape and tropical weather weren't alluring enough, the Southeast Asian country boasts one of the most amazing examples we'v...

Could This Be The Healthiest Apartment Building In The World?

Posted 09.18.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman: Located all not that far from the biomass-tastic BIQ House, an eight-unit apartment complex billing itse...

Brooklyn to Transform Canal Into 'Sponge Park'

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 10.23.2013 | Arts

(Read original story here) By Karissa Rosenfield One of the United States’ most polluted bodies of water is about to receive a much needed m...