Most Recent Features

May 17, 2011
It’s hard to contemplate winter now that we’re mid-spring, but when the seasons change, ice skaters in Winnipeg will be able to keep warm in plywood shelters designed by Patkau Architects. The designers created temporary...
May 16, 2011
Jeff Yoders scoured the AIA's National Convention last week looking for the best tech items, and none holds more potential for making the application and certification process of the USGBC’s LEED system easier than that of...
May 16, 2011
The Shafer Winery is situated in the Stag’s Leap area of the Napa Valley, in California. The challenge was creating a VIP tasting room that still allowed guests to enjoy the magnificent scenery, including rolling hills and acres of...
May 10, 2011
Can you name the nation’s greenest K-12 school? How about the greenest commercial building? If you drew a blank, don’t worry because our friends at EarthTechling have all the information on those two projects. Check out the...
May 10, 2011
Take a look at the temporary restaurant sitting atop Brussels’ historic Arc de Triomphe-Triomfboog. The Cube, by Electrolux, offers 18 diners a spectacular view of the Parc du Cinquantenair, and is one of two structures traveling...
May 6, 2011
“Zero and Net-zero Energy Buildings + Homes,” a 64-page White Paper that proclaims “the next frontier in the green building movement,” will be the topic of a 1-hr Q&A with 6 “NZEB” experts at the AIA...
May 5, 2011
Worldwide, sound levels inside hospitals average 72 decibels during the day and 60 decibels at night, which far exceeds the standard of 40 decibels or less, set by the World Health Organization. The culprit: modern medicine. In response,...
May 3, 2011
Approaching new construction or renovation with the goal of attaining a net-zero energy balance calls for a combination of design strategies, products, materials, and whole systems that require Building Teams to be familiar with the wide...
Apr 26, 2011
What four essentials are key to the success of any net-zero energy building project? An analysis of several case studies in BD+C’s 2011 White Paper on Zero and Net-Zero Energy Buildings + Homes reveals which items Building Teams must...
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.