Environmentally Responsible Design: Green and Sustainable Design for Interior Designers

At last, there’s an authoritative guide to help interior designers apply green- building and sustainability applications to their environments. Sustainable Interior Design expertly introduces the principles of environmentally responsible design for interior environments. This useful reference provides beginning designers and experienced professionals alike with a comprehensive survey that coverers everything from theoretical approaches to current […]

How to solve New York City’s housing crisis and transportation problems

Hey, this just might work.

How to build a foam-free passive house (and why you want to)

Andrew Michler figures it out in his own home in Colorado.

Materials Monday looks at Shou Sugi Ban

This traditional Japanese method of finishing wood is having a dramatic resurgence.

Modular 3D printed furniture is inspired by molecular links

Customizable and playful, this set of simple components is designed to allow you to create any kind of furniture structure you need.

Craftsman Gareth Neal has designed a beautiful Bothy and filled it with beautiful things

Bothy is Scots for Tiny house in the country

Samsung introduces Smart Home for dogs

The tiny house movement goes to the dogs with this $30,000 dream house.

Summer home built with salvaged materials is a "treehouse for adults"

Constructed using recycled materials, this minimalist cabin features a facade that doubles as a climbing wall and overlapping interior spaces.

Vienna to get world’s tallest plyscraper at 24 stories

The race is on to to build the world’s tallest wood tower.

Prefab Australian home produces more energy than it uses

Designed to capture and maximize the flows of sunlight, water and air, this prefabricated home feels modern, light and spacious.

Micro-apartments are going up in some unlikely places

Forget NYC and San Francisco, micro-apartments are spouting up all over North America

New concrete cabin used old wood cabin as formwork for its facade

It’s like a negative image of the old wall in this swiss getaway cabin.

Artists’ small tower loft expands with vertically stacked cubbies

This clever intervention at the top of a historical building in Amsterdam builds up, rather than out.

Petit Beast: Hanging air plant sculptures look like graceful jellyfish

Combining low-maintenance air plants with reused sea urchin shells, these unique creations look very much like mysterious jellyfish.

Tiny & modern brick guesthouse was once a laundry boiler room

With a footprint of only 93 sq. ft., this charming little brick building was renovated and enlarged with a new mezzanine level to create a tasteful guesthouse.

Cubitat shrink-wraps the guts of a house into a ten foot cube.

It combines some of the best ideas of prefabrication and customization into a big transportable plug and play box.

Chinese company 3D prints cement chateau and 5 storey apartment building

There is serious shock in the 3D printing world as Winsun pulls off something that everyone else has just been talking about.

Heating, Cooling, Lighting: Sustainable Design Methods for Architects

Sustainable environmental control through building designHeating, Cooling, and Lighting is the industry standard text on environmental control systems with the emphasis on sustainable design. By detailing the many factors that contribute to the comfort in a building, this book helps architects minimize mechanical systems and energy usage over the life of the building by siting, […]

Green Technology and Design for the Environment

Recent developments have successfully changed our approach to practical applications of engineering by improving the methods of design and manufacturing, for example, shorter development cycles. The text focuses on directing such new methods towards a specific ecological purpose. $ 12.95

Shipping Container Homes: Prefab & Eco-friendly House Design (Prefab Homes)

Learn About Prefab Shipping Container Homes Get this Amazon bestseller for just .99. Regularly priced at .99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. You’re about to discover why more and more people have been choosing to build their eco-friendly prefab dream houses out of used shipping containers. Here Is A […]

WASP 3D printer creates hyper-local affordable housing out of mud (Video)

There’s a global shortage of ecologically made low-cost housing. Could 3D printed houses, made out of locally abundant earth, be one solution?