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The Evolution of Glass Houses

Published on October 9th, 2014 | by Glenn Meyers

In 1949, when Phillip Johnson designed the world-famous glass house in New Canaan, Connecticut, it is doubtful he thought much about the adage, “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” I doubt Mr. Johnson ... Read More



Bamboo, Plastic Bottles Make Eco-Friendly Greenhouse

Published on October 9th, 2014 | by Stephen Hanley

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Hanoi architecture firm 1+1>2, in collaboration with Action For The City, has designed an eco-friendly greenhouse that protects growing plants from the elements, provides a place for farmers to rest and a offers a creative play ... Read More


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What Happens When Amateurs Design Cabins

Published on October 9th, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

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A team made up of non-architectural graduate students at Cal Poly Pomona University have redesigned what camping means in California.  The team was asked to develop a cabin design that would reenergize camping in the state, ... Read More


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Low-Cost Building Skin Cools While Using No Energy

Published on October 8th, 2014 | by Dawn Killough


Imagine a building that self-regulates its temperature without electronics. A building that adapts, allowing outside air in as needed and eliminating the need for air conditioning, but that uses no energy in doing so.  A University ... Read More

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