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'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 07.25.2014 | 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 07.09.2014 | 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...

The Cardboard Cathedral Is Finally Open

Posted 09.18.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman: Two-and-a-half years after a deadly magnitude-6.3 tremor rattled Christchurch, New Zealand, a 19th centu...

What Is This Giant Dome Floating Alongside New York City?

Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts

Dear New Yorkers, if you happen upon a massive dome floating down a New York river, you are not hallucinating. It's just a stunning public art project...

5 Reasons To Love Sustainable Architecture

Posted 09.18.2013 | Green

By Chris Baribeau, Modus Studio for LiveScience: Chris Baribeau is principal architect and co-founder of Fayetteville, Ark.-based architecture firm...

Rabble Rousing Optimists: Sinclair and Schrode

Erin Schrode | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Erin Schrode

What happens when a classically trained British architect develops an interest in social, cultural, and humanitarian design? Architecture for Humanity is born.

Why More Women in This Field Is Good for the Environment

Lance Hosey | Posted 08.20.2013 | Women
Lance Hosey

By virtually every measure, women are smarter about and better for the environment. How does this affect architecture?

Are These The Most Efficient Homes On The Planet?

Posted 06.04.2013 | Green

Some of the world's most efficient homes are on display in a new book documenting a growing trend in green architecture. The Greenest Home: Superin...

Behold The Strawscraper!

Posted 05.30.2013 | Arts

The Swedish architecture firm Belatchew Arkitekter devised a bizarre new plan for updating one of Stockholm's tallest buildings. They have proposed ad...

A Better Standard of Better Design

Lance Hosey | Posted 07.23.2013 | Green
Lance Hosey

Over the past decade the LEED rating system has cut annual carbon emissions by 9.4 million tons -- the equivalent of taking 1.5 million cars off the road. Such numbers show real progress. But there's one problem: Many of these buildings aren't doing as well as expected.

We're Seeing Green

Posted 05.18.2013 | Arts

In case you missed the memo, climate change is happening. Luckily those of us who wish to wise up and cut down on our energy consumption can do so in ...