Most Recent Features

Apr 26, 2011
The New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects invited Mr. Mazria to present a keynote lecture to launch its 2030 training program. In advance of that lecture, Jacob Slevin, co-founder of DesignerPages.com and a contributor...
Apr 25, 2011
An Iowa philanthropist and architecture aficionado—who wishes to remain anonymous—is offering a $300 million “reward” to any city anywhere in the world that’s brave enough to hire someone other than Frank...
Apr 22, 2011
The GSA is testing and evaluating 16 emerging sustainable building technologies and practices in select federal facilities under its Green Proving Ground program. Testing will determine the most effective technologies that may then be...
Apr 20, 2011
The Mouette cable-suspended fluorescent luminaire from Artimide comes in both symmetrical and asymmetrical designs.
Apr 26, 2011
Transport for London has installed funky new 'Legible London' pedestrian signs all over the capital during the last year. The thinking behind the new system: encourage people to walk around London instead of driving or using...
Apr 19, 2011
Intermezzo recycled wallcovering from Versa Wallcoverings features a surface embossed with vertical and horizontal dashes that give the material a minimalist geometric pattern.
Apr 19, 2011
The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment announced its Top 10 Green Projects for 2011. Among the winners: Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles, the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory in...
Apr 19, 2011
BMW North America will invest $60 million in two green dealerships in Manhattan. The new stores, which are being designed to cut energy use by 25%, reflect the auto company’s effort to reposition itself as environmentally conscious.
Apr 19, 2011
Our friends at Inhabitat have rounded up 15 incredible buildings—from underground cities to vertical farms to bio-fuel power plants and skyscrapers.
May 17, 2011
The editors of Building Design+Construction want your input on the topic (or topics) we should tackle for our 2012 green building White Paper. Send us your ideas today.
Apr 19, 2011
The shape of Derek Marshall Lighting’s new Nara Bamboo Pendant with its flared top and bottom was inspired by its namesake shoot.