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July 17,2014

The Urban Green Council addresses a concern that many "green" buildings in the U.S. have: poor insulation.

The design is of a classic residential high-rise that is encapsulated by a layer
July 17,2014

Danish design firm C.F. Møller has developed a novel way to increase community space without compromising privacy or indoor space.

The complex is envisioned with public garden space. Renderings courtesy of April
July 16,2014
Aprilli Design Studio has stepped forward with a new idea for a vertical farm, which is intended to resemble a giant tree. It uses lightweight...
All renderings courtesy Penda
July 14,2014

Beijing-based design cooperative Penda designed a bamboo hotel that can easily expand vertically or horizontally.

July 11,2014

Kite Bricks proposes a more efficient way of building with its newly developed Smart Bricks system.

All photos: © Harunori Noda / courtesy CTBUH
July 10,2014

BioSkin, a system of water-filled ceramic pipes that cools the exterior surface of buildings and their surrounding micro-climates, has won the...

July 10,2014

The U.S. Green Building Council announced the launch of an expanded online data visualization resource that will allow any user to access...

The winning design by Bart Shaw, AIA. Rendering courtesy of AIA.
June 30,2014

The American Institute of Architects held a competition to solve the farmer's markets' biggest design dilemma: lightweight, bland canopies that...

The preliminary CBECS report provides general data about the size and number of
June 20,2014

Federal survey project shows that commercial-building floorspace has grown 22% since 2003; energy-use data will be released in Spring 2015.

M-1 streetcar line, Detroit. Credit: Anderson Illustration | Brookings Instituti
June 16,2014

A new Brookings Institution study records the emergence of “competitive places that are also cool spaces.”