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BioSkin Facade Wins Tall Building Innovation Award

BioSkin facade, a system of water-filled ceramic pipes that cools the exterior surface of buildings and their surrounding micro-climates, has won the 2014 Tall Building Innovation Award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).  The initial use of BioSkin was at the NBF Osaki Building in Tokyo, Japan. BioSkin is a system of […]

July 21st

Sean Cochrane; Sustainable Expert

Entrepreneurs are what gives the rest of mankind the hope that they can dream and accomplish anything they set their mind to. Sean Cochrane is a name that has become synonymous  with sustainability in entrepreneurship. He started with his company in Australia, called “Allsafe Energy Efficient Products,” which is a sustainable energy retail operation. He […]

July 18th

Bio-Tower Made of Bricks Grown from Corn

From DeZeen: New York studio The Living has completed this year’s MoMA PS1 gallery pavilion – a cluster of circular bio-towers built from bricks that have been grown from corn stalks and mushrooms. Hy-Fi was the winning project in the annual Young Architects Program (YAP) contest, which each year invites emerging architects to propose a temporary structure that will host MoMA Ps1‘s summer […]

July 2nd

Biomimicry Inspires Squid-like Building

Biomimicry is the practice of using nature to inspire design.  It has become more popular as the green building movement has grown.  The Biotic-Tech Skyscraper City by GPT Architecture in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, is inspired by squid, using the qualities of transparency, flexibility, movement and protective pigmentation.  The design was the Jury Winner in the Architizer A+ awards for […]

May 22nd

USGBC Announces Top 10 LEED Countries Outside US

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its list of the top 10 countries for LEED outside of the United States, on which India ranked No. 3. The list demonstrates the global reach of the movement that is transforming the built environment into healthy, high-performing structures that benefit the planet and all of its […]

May 16th

3D Printed Buildings Speed Up Construction

Will the buildings of the future be printed? Chinese construction materials company Winsun New Materials says it has printed 10 houses on its new 3-D printer that cost them about $3.2 million to develop and took 12 years to build. Winsun’s 3D printer is 6.6 meters (22 feet) tall, 10 meters wide and 150 meters […]

April 24th

AIA Top Ten Green Buildings for 2014

The American Institute of Architects Committee On The Environment has announced its top ten green buildings for 2014.  In its 18th year, the award’s winners highlight the unique synergy between the built and the natural environment. Arizona State University Student Health Services, Tempe, Arizona Lake|Flato Architects + Orcutt|Winslow The Arizona State University (ASU) Health Services Building is […]

April 22nd

Prototype Transitional Housing in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a city, like many others, that is facing huge population and industrial growth but does not have housing enough to meet all those needs. There are more than 280,000 individuals living in Hong Kong that are without permanent forms of housing and they resort to building and residing in illegal temporary structures […]

March 14th

Vertical Glass House

Architecture, like all art forms, has its lovers and its critics. If a new structure did not draw attention of both, then there would be nothing new to celebrate or berate. A new residential structure built for West Bund in China is one dwelling that is causing a stir. The building is the Vertical Glass […]

February 6th