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Dancing with the Schools?

Ed Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ed Schmidt

I'm not sure we really need not another dancing/talent/survivor based reality show -- but I do know we need better schools!

'School Pride' Celebrates What Matters

Ed Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ed Schmidt

When is a building not a building? When it's a school.

God Is Green: Why 'Less Bad' Is Not Good

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

Using our imagination, intelligence and buying power, we can set the Earth on a path to healing and ensure that future generations of all God's creatures rest -- nourished and cared for -- in its loving, ample, natural embrace.

GREEN ART: A Field of Solar Ribbons Rises in the Desert

Green Design Will Save the World | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The UAE may be built on profits reaped from its oil-rich sands, but out of the region's vast deserts rises a new vision for a solar farm unlike any we...

PHOTOS: Astonishing Transformations -- From The Champs-Elysees To Abandoned Railyards

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We here at HuffPost Green are big fans of reclaiming, reusing, and renovating, especially with regards to urban transportation sites. Who can resist a...

WATCH: Brazilian Architect's Incredible Initiatives To Build A Smart City

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This video from CNN takes a look into the work of Jaime Lerner, a renowned Brazilian architect who has used his political positions to implement inspi...

William Morgan's Modernist Milestone

Max Eternity | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Max Eternity


Open Source Housing Goes to Ghana

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cameron Sinclair

Is this the solution to the worlds' housing problem? No. But it is a solution, a site specific scheme that incorporates the desires of the community and the reality of building in an environment with stressed resources and limited funding.

Architects Design Sustainable Affordable Housing For Low-Income Countries

Inhabitat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Emerging Ghana is a plan for an eco-affordable single family house for the emerging middle class of Ghana. The design recently won first place in the ...

Sticky Rice Is Ancient Secret To Earthquake-Resistant Buildings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Sticky rice, which has been a staple of the Chinese diet for centuries, also played a huge role in the construction of their ultra-durable cities and ...

Plant Room: Clip-On Garden Shed Attaches To Apartment Buildings

Mother Nature Network | Matt Hickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Plant Room, conceived by a Wellington, New Zealand-based design team and entered into that country's Sustainable Habitat Challenge, is a "prefabri...

U.S Embassy In London Reviews: KieranTimberlake Design Assessed By Critics (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Plans for the new U.S. Embassy in London, to be designed by Philadelphia-based firm KieranTimberlake, were revealed this week to mixed reactions from ...

Creative Bridges Of The Past And Future (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Lindsay Armstrong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Bridges are one of the few architectural endeavors that are both functional and symbolic. Spans like the Golden Gate, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Tow...

UN Renovation: Fun Taken Out of East River Complex

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Evelyn Leopold

The bustling corridors of the UN are quiet. There are no lines in the cafeteria as the campus is being steadily dismantled in the 39-floor high-rise glass tower on New York's East River.

Screw the FEMA Trailer: Will Green Houses Save The Gulf?

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Katherine Gustafson

In the wake of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, a team of college students hatched an ambitious idea: to design an energy-efficient, hurricane-proof and Cajun-style house for the future of the Gulf Coast.

City Center: Green Isn't Supposed To Be This Gorgeous

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

City Center Las Vegas is a truly spectacular development - from its architectural design to its green standpoints. Here are some observations about the project and architect interviews about the trendsetting space.

Rising to the Challenge: Architecture 2030 and Residential Energy Codes

Laura A. Hutchings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Laura A. Hutchings

What is the 2030 Challenge and why should we care about residential energy codes? Architecture 2030 is an organization dedicated to reducing the envi...

Vertical Village Brings Energy-Efficient Gaudiness to Dubai

Fast Company | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Vertical Village, which contains residential, hotel, and entertainment facilities, features a massive solar array on its southern side that automa...

Green For Your Home? Funky Fake Grass-Covered House

Designs & Ideas on Dornob | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

How green can you go? A tribute to the surrounding landscape, true, but this manicured 'green' house exterior also makes a clever statement on our new...

The Greenest Building

Paula Wallace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Wallace

There's a lot of talk about sustainability these days, and that's a good thing. It's good to grab the low-hanging fruit, like hybrid cars, community gardens, and low-flow plumbing. But real sustainability is systemic and seismic.

Beautiful, Sustainable Homes Made Of Straw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Many may wonder why a person would want to build a home made out of straw, but apart from providing a place to hide from the big bad wolf, they have s...

Under Construction: World's Greenest Skyscraper

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Rising high through the polluted air of Guangzhou City in southern China is a 71-story tower block which, according to its designers, will be the most...

Recycled Wall Brick Built to Save Water

Dornob Design | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

More than just its composite materials, however, built-in grooves are designed to funnel water for gardening or even long-term underground storage....

The Material of Public Art

Mark Mennin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Mennin

The production of plastics, a synthetic, may be greener than the overall impact from fashioning art out of wood, what would seem to be the most organic material.

Eco Skyscrapers: Green Architecture Reaches for the Sky

WebEcoist | Steph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With a burgeoning global population that has ever-growing needs for both food and housing, many architects are looking up for sustainable solutions th...