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Sustainable Architecture

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.

Universities Make 'Cli-fi' Dreams Come True

J. L. Morin | Posted 07.17.2014 | Education
J. L. Morin

Universities are getting tough on environmental protection as they tackle challenges, through architecture, literature, hard science, and finance, bringing the new genre of climate-change fiction to life.

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...

The 10 Most Sustainable Architecture Projects In The U.S.

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 06.27.2014 | Arts

By Karissa Rosenfield (Read the original story here) In honor of Earth Day, we have complied a preview of the top ten most sustainable exemp...

This Is What A Totally Green, Sustainable NYC Could Look Like

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business

The Terreform Research Group envision a New York City in which streets and avenues would be converted into greenways and farms. New York City is ...

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 ...

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...

PHOTOS: Why This House Could Be Gone In 10 Years

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 10.23.2013 | HuffPost Home

When architect Dominic Stevens fled the city of Dublin, Ireland to live in a biodegradable house on the countryside with his wife and kids, Dwell maga...

The Healthy Materials Myth

Lance Hosey | Posted 09.30.2013 | Green
Lance Hosey

All these efforts are signs of significant progress. But they also raise a big question: Does taking the toxic chemicals out of a material really make it "healthy"?

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...

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...

Shapeshifting House Is Everything We Hoped The Future Would Be

Posted 04.12.2013 | Arts

Mo Ventus, a zero-energy home that transforms to fit the desires of its residents, puts our wildest futuristic daydreams to shame. The shapeshifti...

PHOTOS: You Could Live In A House That Looks Like A Cocoon

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.02.2012 | Business

Ever wondered what it’d be like to live in a cocoon? A seaside condo slated to be built in South Korea might be as close as you can get. Sandwich...

Archi-future: 13 Green Buildings That Will Blow Your Mind (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.18.2013 | Green

As architects continue to envision the utopian cities of the future, one thing is certain: innovation means sustainability. In the midst of a globa...

WATCH: Could You Live In Only 125 Square Feet?

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.09.2013 | Denver

Could you live in only 125 square feet? That's exactly what a Boulder, Colo. couple are doing now that they have completed building their brand new, t...

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).

WATCH: 30-Story Hotel Built In Just 15 Days!

Posted 01.11.2012 | Arts

Harnessing manpower like never before, Chinese sustainable building company Broad Group has accomplished the seemingly impossible task of constructing...

The Great Downsizing Debate Continues

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

What is an appropriate number of square feet per person to live comfortably yet sustainably?

Downsizing -- A Thousand Square Feet Per Person, A New American Standard

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

I know many successful boomers who are now moping around their 8 to 12,000-foot monuments to capitalism. But has America's long-standing love affair with this type of -- not very green -- home finally run its course?

Really Big and Off the Grid

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 07.10.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

2011-05-10-greenpost.jpgMichael Funk's home is responsibly built and completely off the grid. It's solid, an heirloom in a jewel of a setting.

Can NYC Achieve Carbon Neutrality By 2030?

Jacob Slevin | Posted 06.21.2011 | Arts
Jacob Slevin

Ed Mazria is a preeminent leader in sustainable design. He closed his practice in 2006 to start Architecture 2030, a nonprofit that challenges designers to achieve carbon neutrality in buildings by 2030.

Was Frank Lloyd Wright's Visionary Architecture Sustainable?

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

Over the seven decades of his long career, Frank Lloyd Wright created some of the most innovative buildings of the 20th century. But advances in build...

Alexander Remizov's 'Ark Hotel' Can House 10,000 And Sustain Major Natural Disasters

Mail Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

It looks like a cross between Noah's Ark and something out of a 1970s science-fiction film. The futuristic Ark Hotel has been designed to withstand...

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.

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...