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From Shipping Containers to Abodes

This collection of eco homes come in a variety of sizes, shapes and materials. There are many small choices people can make to be more environmentally friendly such as using reusable water bottles, taking public transit and turning down the AC, however, these trends show...

Antón García-Abril – Architect

Ensamble Studio Antón García-Abril, (Madrid, 1969) is a European PhD Architect, full-professor at the School of Architecture and Planning of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), and he is currently developing a second doctoral thesis about “Stressed Mass” at the School of Civil Engineering of the...

James Law – Architect

CYBERTECTURE Cybertecture is the revolutionary concept that provides a symbiotic relationship between the urban fabric and technology. Pioneered in 2001, Cybertecture forges both the hardware of the built environment and software systems and technologies from the micro to macro scales of development. The genesis of Cybertecture is...

Bart Prince – Architect

By Far my favorite Architects of our time. ARCHITECTURE comes about as a result of the synthesizing by the architect of creative responses to input from the client; data gathered from the site and the climate; and an understanding of structure, materials, space and light. Working...

River Place / Paul F. Hirzel

From the architect. At the end of a single lane road cut into a hillside, on a dry west-facing slope near Juliaetta, Idaho, the owners wanted to restore a pioneer vineyard (the first known vineyard in the canyon). Preserving the most ideal land for the...

Eco Houses around the world

US. This housing unit in San Francisco's Bay Area includes photovoltaics, a solar domestic hot water system and zoned radiant heating. "There is a huge section of the Bay Area population who make it a priority to live in a thoughtful and sustainable house," says...

Green Roofs Organization

Green roof system is an extension of the existing roof which involves a high quality water proofing and root repellant system, a drainage system, filter cloth, a lightweight growing medium and plants. Green roof systems may be modular, with drainage layers, filter cloth, growing media and...

Green Roofs: the Urban Jungle’s Upper Canopy

High atop some of the urban jungle's tallest, widest buildings, city residents are laying down soil and planting native vegetation. Modern green roofs, which are typically flat (unlike traditional Scandinavian sod roofs), help to lower heating and cooling costs while reducing air and water pollution....

Green Roof

Advantages of green roofs Research from around the world indicates that green roofs reduce annual run-off from roofs by at least 50%, and more usually by 60-70% – contributing to urban drainage and flood alleviation schemes. Moreover, the rate of release following heavy rainfall is slowed,...

Chiles Residence

Built upon the steel frame of a previous home and a love of mid-century modern art and architecture, the Chiles Residence provides both open perches and quiet retreats on its wooded hill site. Using rusted steel panels and white painted steep beams, along with wood,...