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Twin Towers In Singapore?

designboom | Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts

'Twin Towers Duo' by Buro Ole Scheeren, Singapore Image © Buro Ole Scheeren International practice Buro Ole Scheeren has just revealed their plans ...

Dear President Obama...Green Building Can Lead America's Economic Comeback!!

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

This week, 40,000 people will gather at Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco to celebrate the green building movement. And we've got a lot to cheer about.

Reenergizing Local Economies by Energy Retrofitting

Anastasia Christman | Posted 10.30.2012 | Impact
Anastasia Christman

If you could do just one thing to save 20 percent of the energy our country uses, cut at least 10 percent from city budgets, and create more than 150,000 new jobs, would you do it?

'Most Important Architect' Puts 3D Models in Mobile Cloud

James Grundvig | Posted 10.17.2012 | Technology
James Grundvig

For more than two decades the architecture-engineering-construction (AEC) industry was an IT laggard. Enter Gehry Technologies, a startup co-founded by leading architect Frank Gehry.

Crusading Architects Out Asthma-Causing Building Materials With Online Initiative

ARTINFO | Posted 10.15.2012 | Arts

Over a decade ago, when New York architect Peter Syrett and interior designer Chris Youssef were designing a cancer center for Brooklyn's Maimonides H...

The Scoundrel's Handbook

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 09.11.2012 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

It was Samuel Johnson who said that patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.

Furniture to Philanthropy: Short Documentary Addressing Sustainability

Adam Steel | Posted 08.21.2012 | Impact
Adam Steel

ANEW was founded by Rose Tourje seven years ago after she realized how much waste and lack of awareness about it there was in the architecture, building, design industries.

Chicago's Amazing Vertical Farm Explained

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.08.2012 | Green

In April, the Associated Press reported on The Plant, an urban "aquaponics" farm in Chicago that's situated in an old meat-packing warehouse in the mi...

WATCH: MIT Building Gets Turned Into Giant Tetris Game

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.25.2012 | College

Hackers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology brought Soviet-styled 80's fun to the Boston skyline, when they turned the facade of the school's...

Forget The Living Room. Play Tetris On Buildings!

Posted 04.23.2012 | Arts

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is known for being innovative, but don't think these studious young minds only thing about class. On April 2...

Would You Live In This Building?

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business

Would you live in this building? Architect Ahmed Elseyofi of IAMZ Design thinks you should. The Egyptian architect's concept, a mixed-use building...

Fine Gardening Lessons for All of Us

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 06.16.2012 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

Gardens are far more than a backdrop. They truly are symbols of life's resilience, of hope and possibility, of well-being and connection to something larger, and infinitely more important, than our simple selves.

WATCH: Architect & Carpenter Craft Tiny Passive Solar Backyard Hideaway

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

At 120 square feet their backyard hideaway was carefully designed to maximize space. The space is condensed, but Sarah Deeds sees that as an advantage: it puts you closer to your views and nature.

A Social Network for Buildings... Honestly?

Karla Zens | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green
Karla Zens

Remember having to rely on restaurant recommendations of trusted friends and a handful of professional reviewers in the pre-Yelp and Chowhound world? That's where the building industry is today.

Treehouse Built on Centuries-old Oak With Local Materials (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.14.2012 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

When an extended Spanish family decided to build a treehouse for their five grandchilden on their estate in Extremadura, they knew they wanted to protect their beloved "encinas" (holm oak trees).

Evaluating Green Communities: Part 1

Mark Hostetler | Posted 05.07.2012 | Green
Mark Hostetler

So you're buying a new home, and you're committed to "buying green" -- a house with good indoor air quality, that doesn't cost a fortune to heat and cool and resides in an ecologically friendly neighborhood. How do you find out about all that?

10 Green Building Questions To Ask Your Contractor

Earth911 | Posted 02.28.2012 | Green

From Earth911's Alexis Petru: Planning a home improvement project this spring? Whether you’re simply painting a room or undertaking an entire...

Housekeeper Builds Garage-Sized Home on a Tiny Salary With No Mortgage (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 04.28.2012 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

Johnny Sanphillippo has never made more than $20,000 per year (working mostly as a housekeeper), but he knew like "any other American" that he wanted to own his own home.

PHOTOS: Sharks! Inside New Miami Science Museum

Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly and Janie Campbell | Posted 02.29.2012 | Miami

Say goodbye again to raves in Bicentennial Park: the first shovel will hit the ground Friday morning to begin construction on the new Patricia and Phi...

Self-Reliance Becomes a Movement

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 04.10.2012 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

The things we are fighting for and believe in are not fueled by politics, nor are they vulnerable to political rhetoric. They are the things that will make this country stronger.

'Green News Report' - February 2, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. Listen online here, or Download MP...

Why Historic Buildings Matter to the Environment

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

For most building types, adaptive reuse of older buildings produces measureable -- and sometimes impressive -- green benefits.

Green Building Trends For 2012

Posted 01.24.2012 | Green

From Earth Advantage Institute: Earth Advantage Institute, a nonprofit green building resource that has certified more than 12,000 homes, announced...

How to Send Less to a Landfill by Keeping More in Your Building

Peggy Brennan | Posted 03.11.2012 | Detroit
Peggy Brennan

In addition to the creative benefits of repurposing, consider the cost savings. Other than labor, many of the materials are free.

Help This New England Church Become More Efficient

Susanna Murley | Posted 03.07.2012 | Green
Susanna Murley

Recently, a Planet Forward member emailed me to ask how her church should become more energy efficient, especially considering their tight budget.