By: Lucy Wang on 29 January 2021, 7:30 pm
Studio CK Arquitetura has recently completed the Casa Doce Vida, a custom luxury home that emphasizes sustainable design.
By: Bonface Landi on 29 January 2021, 6:30 pm
A new study published in Nature shows that sharks and rays are facing increased threats of extinction. Sharks alone have plummeted, largely due to overfishing.
By: Teresa Bergen on 29 January 2021, 5:30 pm
Hundreds of miles of land have been blasted and bulldozed, including protected public land and sites sacred to Native Americans.
By: Katherine Gallagher on 29 January 2021, 4:30 pm
A minimalist vacation home overlooks the area where the ocean meets the St. Lawrence River.
By: Dawn Hammon on 29 January 2021, 3:30 pm
Rather than spend the resources transplanting from greenhouse to field, Agrodome allows farmers to germinate directly into the soil.
By: Katherine Gallagher on 28 January 2021, 7:30 pm
Grand Rapids Chair Co. is pivoting to offer durable, commercial-grade furniture to families.
By: Teresa Bergen on 28 January 2021, 6:30 pm
There’s not much cuter than a baby squirrel — until they grow up to be invasive acorn hoarders that interfere with tree planting and, by extension, efforts to slow climate change. So, U.K. environment minister Lord Goldsmith has announced it’s time to put these squirrels on the pill.
By: Bonface Landi on 28 January 2021, 5:30 pm
President Joe Biden has announced his administration’s plans to replace the entire federal fleet with electric cars. According to his remarks while signing the “Made in America” executive order, all the new electric cars will be made in the United States.
By: Lucy Wang on 28 January 2021, 4:30 pm
Alchemy Architects has completed the Lake Elmo weeHouse, a new addition to the firm’s series of eco-friendly, prefab homes.
By: Katherine Gallagher on 28 January 2021, 3:30 pm
Toronto-based New Earth Solutions is offering a sustainable and compact method for natural air purification. Respira, a hydroponic smart garden, helps improve the air quality of indoor spaces, something that society has found an additional need for since spending more time inside the home.
By: Lucy Wang on 27 January 2021, 7:30 pm
An affordable housing complex with 49 residences will be ready in just 12 months thanks to prefabrication.
By: Bonface Landi on 27 January 2021, 6:30 pm
A study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology has revealed that exposure to air pollution increases the risk of blindness in elderly people.
By: Bonface Landi on 27 January 2021, 5:30 pm
President Joe Biden is expected to issue a suite of directives by end of the day today that will kickstart the process of combating climate change.
By: Dawn Hammon on 27 January 2021, 4:30 pm
Sneci isn’t your typical summer home.
By: Katherine Gallagher on 27 January 2021, 3:30 pm
Students have designed and built a 70-foot-long lightweight wooden canopy equipped with interactive 3D-printed biodegradable light fixtures on the Castell Building in the heart of Calgary’s downtown.
By: Lucy Wang on 26 January 2021, 7:30 pm
Germany-based design firm WertelOberfell has teamed up with material scientists, material suppliers, end-users and manufacturers to develop ESUB Tracks, a conceptual design for a smart bicycle helmet powered by flat-printed organic photovoltaics.
By: Bonface Landi on 26 January 2021, 6:30 pm
In the next 15 years, the Amazon rainforest is on track to be a larger source of carbon emissions than it absorbs because of the rapid rate of deforestation.
By: Bonface Landi on 26 January 2021, 5:30 pm
A new report has found that the rate of global ice loss is now in line with worst-case scenario predictions. Find out what this means for our planet.
By: Katherine Gallagher on 26 January 2021, 4:30 pm
The first phase of construction on the new Nordic Harvest vertical farm has been completed after just 6 months of work.
By: Lucy Wang on 26 January 2021, 3:30 pm
On the outskirts of the town Villeta in Colombia, Arquitectura en Estudio has completed the Casa 23, a holiday home that relies on passive strategies to save energy and stay naturally cool without air conditioning.
By: KC Morgan on 25 January 2021, 7:30 pm
Sustainable living inspired the amazing Herdade da Ferraria by Enter Arquitectura. Once an old farm warehouse, this building has become a benchmark for modern design.
By: Bonface Landi on 25 January 2021, 6:30 pm
Lahti Pelicans, a Finnish ice hockey club, is championing for a carbon-free world.
By: Bonface Landi on 25 January 2021, 5:30 pm
The planners hope to better address community needs throughout the project.
By: Katherine Gallagher on 25 January 2021, 4:30 pm
The team beat out over 70 proposals from around the world in an international competition.
By: Dawn Hammon on 25 January 2021, 3:30 pm
A juice bar in Canada pursues zero-waste goals by turning fruit scraps into natural personal care and home products.
By: Lucy Wang on 22 January 2021, 7:30 pm
Seven years after purchasing the water tower next to their childhood home, cousins Ruud Visser and Fumi Hoshino of RV Architectuur have successfully transformed the century-old structure in Nieuw Lekkerland into a stunning home for their families.
By: Bonface Landi on 22 January 2021, 6:30 pm
The newly inaugurated U.S. President Joe Biden has signed an executive order that will kickstart the process for the country to rejoin the Paris climate accord.
By: Bonface Landi on 22 January 2021, 5:30 pm
Starting this month, residents of Washington are going to have direct say on climate matters in the state.
By: Lucy Wang on 22 January 2021, 4:30 pm
The Westlake / Rampart Village neighborhood of Los Angeles welcomed the Rampart Mint Apartments, a new permanent supportive housing project that provides secure and sustainable housing for people who are experiencing homelessness.
By: KC Morgan on 22 January 2021, 3:30 pm
Hydraloop is making water recycling easier for all types of buildings.
By: Dawn Hammon on 21 January 2021, 7:30 pm
The Sunrise Movement represents a growing force that encourages all citizens to work towards better balance for the planet at an individual, governmental or corporate level.
By: Bonface Landi on 21 January 2021, 6:30 pm
Reindeer herders of the Sámi Indigenous community have moved to a court of appeals in Norway to challenge a proposed wind power project.
By: Bonface Landi on 21 January 2021, 5:30 pm
Holly Thorpe, a middle school student at Miami-Dade County Public Schools, has pushed the school district to shift from diesel-powered buses to electric buses.
By: Dawn Hammon on 21 January 2021, 4:30 pm
If ever there is a building type to emphasize dynamic appeal and make a statement, it should belong to an architectural firm.
By: Dawn Hammon on 20 January 2021, 7:30 pm
Translated House of Childhood, the building was designed by Tectoniques Agency and is functional, inviting, striking and environmentally friendly.
By: Bonface Landi on 20 January 2021, 6:30 pm
A federal court has turned down the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to lessen carbon emission regulations for coal plants.
By: Bonface Landi on 20 January 2021, 5:30 pm
The Swedish city of Gothenburg is developing the world’s first large-scale zero-emissions city zone. In collaboration with Volvo Cars, Gothenburg’s Green City Zone initiative will be open to economic activities, allowing people to participate in businesses while supporting a sustainable environment.
By: Lucy Wang on 20 January 2021, 4:30 pm
In the Copenhagen suburb of Albertslund, the former Vridsløselille prison site will take on new life as an attractive mixed-use district with a strong emphasis on nature. The development plan for the 160,000-square-meter district will combine the design proposal by Danish architectural firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and landscape architects BOGL with the scheme put forth by COBE Architects.
By: Dawn Hammon on 20 January 2021, 3:30 pm
Tired of replacing all those plastic bike helmets? Now, there’s a more sustainable option. The 100% compostable Grow It Yourself Helmet is made from mycelium.
By: Katherine Gallagher on 19 January 2021, 7:30 pm
Designed and built by CoMak Tiny Homes in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, this tiny home on wheels packs a ton of cool features into a pretty small package.
By: Bonface Landi on 19 January 2021, 6:30 pm
Sources close to the US. President-elect Joe Biden indicate that the President plans to cancel the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline project.
By: Bonface Landi on 19 January 2021, 5:30 pm
The production of polysilicon and other solar panel parts in Xinjiang is suspected to be through slave labor. Will the US stop importing these problematic parts?
By: Lucy Wang on 19 January 2021, 4:30 pm
Long Beach Civic Center Master Plan redesigns the downtown area into a vibrant, mixed-use district with multiple LEED-certified structures.
By: Teresa Bergen on 19 January 2021, 3:30 pm
To get rid of pigeons, people typically trap, shoot or poison them. OvoControl is trying long-term birth control instead.
By: KC Morgan on 18 January 2021, 7:30 pm
Have you ever found yourself with a struggling houseplant, demanding to know why it won’t thrive? Let the Wázai 2.0, the world’s smartest bonsai, turn you into a master home gardener.
By: Bonface Landi on 18 January 2021, 6:30 pm
A new study has found “Neptune Balls” full of plastic that wash ashore are the product of seagrass, which collects and purges plastic pollution from the water.
By: Teresa Bergen on 18 January 2021, 5:30 pm
If the high price tag is all that stands between you and your dream Tesla, you might be able to afford one in a few years thanks to cobalt-free batteries.
By: Katherine Gallagher on 18 January 2021, 4:30 pm
Made from sustainable building materials, the Bowen Island House maintains deep connections to nature while minimizing environmental impact.
By: Katherine Gallagher on 18 January 2021, 3:30 pm
Sibling team Davit and Mary Jilavyan have imagined a boutique hotel with stone-shaped guest rooms partially inspired by their housing complex in Moscow. The project, known as Dolmen Shelter, is a fictional rendering that the duo hopes to someday see brought to fruition by their friends in the building industry.
By: Dawn Hammon on 15 January 2021, 7:30 pm
As the fashion world looks for alternatives to plastic and leather, mycelium is rising to the top of the material supply chain.