Snøhetta designs Europe’s first underwater restaurant

In Norwegian, the word “under” also means “wonder”

Ride out climate change and rising waters in your ARKUP floating home

It’s sustainable!

Last woman standing: Testing an Evodesk XE

Our reviewer rises to the occasion.

Joris Laarman Lab shows the future of digital design

An exhibition of their work is at the Cooper Hewitt in New York

Couple transform van into a traveling home, using IKEA & small bag of tools (Video)

Using a combination of custom-made furniture and off-the-shelf items, this van uses a bunch of neat design ideas to make it feel like home.

Tesla tiny house integrates solar with Powerwall, towed by Model X (Video)

Tesla’s tiny house integrates solar power and its Powerwall home battery into a seamless system, and can be towed by the Model X.

Biofit creates healthy, nature-inspired gyms using biophilic design (Video)

The company designs indoor gyms that bring nature inside, along with offering specially designed training classes that use one’s bodyweight only.

The House of the Future seems as far away as ever

Homebuilders are making homes smarter but it’s all getting so complicated.

Young professional diver chooses van life over expensive rentals (Video)

This 21-year-old finds financial freedom by switching over to a mobile lifestyle.

Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities: Design Strategies for the Post Carbon World

Questions of how the design of cities can respond to the challenge of climate change dominate the thoughts of urban planners and designers across the U.S. and Canada. With admirable clarity, Patrick Condon responds to these questions. He addresses  transportation, housing equity, job distribution, economic development, and ecological systems issues and synthesizes his knowledge and […]

This interactive crosswalk "puts pedestrians first"

Of course, much depends on who is programming it, but some interesting ideas here.

Futuristic airless tire is 3D printed, won’t go flat or need replacement (Video)

These smart, air-free tires can be retreaded at any time using 3D printing.

Park a house in a parking spot instead of a car

Or, for that matter, park both a house and a car like Bill Dunster’s ZEDpod.

Why in the world would anyone want a wooden nail?

Beck Fasteners totally nails it with the Lignoloc.

PLP Architecture’s Oakwood Timber Tower 2 is built like a basketweave

I was stumped by their Timber Tower 1, but I am on board with this.

DIY dome homes built from AirCrete are an affordable & ecofriendly option

First there was foamcrete, then there was papercrete and hempcrete, and now we’ve got AirCrete, a foamy mixture of air bubbles and cement.

Heating, Cooling, Lighting: Sustainable Design Methods for Architects

Sustainable environmental control through building design Heating, 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 […]

Vistabule teardrop trailers go off-grid with Sunflare flexible solar panels

These cleverly designed compact teardrop trailers get more comfortable with the addition of flexible solar PV panels on the rooftop.

The Seven Wonders: Travel posters celebrate our lost ancient treasures

These vintage-style travel posters are like wonderfully impossible souvenirs from antiquity.

When did we stop wearing toilets on our heads?

How did a piece of fabric become a porcelain bowl?

Low-tech air conditioner uses terracotta tubes & water to naturally cool down air

Using traditional techniques and materials, this design adapts the age-old idea of evaporative cooling to create a low-energy, alternative air conditioner.

Fabric-clad Air Houses help to cool hot environments down

This experimental installation explores new design methods and materials for a changing climate.

13 storey tower built of sustainably harvested Brazilian wood

Brazil is often in Treehugger because of illegal logging and deforestation. Not this time.