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Shanghai Natural History Museum by Perkins + Will (Photo: James and Connor Steinkamp)

Global architecture firm Perkins + Will recently completed work on Shanghai's Natural History Museum and it's now open for business. With more than 10,000 artifacts from around the world stretched over 4.45 hectares (11 acres) of floorspace, it's a big and ambitious project that – while calling it sustainable would be a push – does boast a significant amount of green design.  Read More

Groundfridge offers a smart new take on an old idea (Photo: Weltevree)

During this year's Salone del Mobile, Dutch Design firm Weltevree unveiled its own updated take on the root cellar. The prefabricated Groundfridge uses the earth's own insulating properties to keep food fresh, no electricity required.  Read More

The da Vinci Bridge in Ice will be built using a mixture of ice reinforced with wood or pa...

At the turn of this year, students from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) constructed a replica of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia in ice. Next up, they're turning their attention to a bridge designed by Leonardo da Vinci. If successfully completed, it will have the longest open span ever built from ice.  Read More

The Thousand Crow tiny house, by Camera Buildings (Photo: Marty McLennan)

Vancouver's housing market is relatively expensive, and this naturally prevents a lot of people from being able to afford to own their own homes. Following some sub-par rental experiences, Vancouver resident Isabella Mori contacted local firm Camera Buildings to construct her a 18.5 sq m (189 sq ft) tiny home that she could afford to own outright.  Read More

Buenos Aires Ciudad Casa de Gobierno covers an area of 32,000 sq m (345,000 sq ft) (Photo:...

Earlier this month saw the official opening for Buenos Aires' new city hall. Buenos Aires Ciudad Casa de Gobierno is the first office development in Argentina to have been designed by Foster + Partners. It is also the first LEED Silver certified public building in the country.  Read More

The Thames Bath project, by Studio Octopi (Image: Studio Octopi & Picture Plane)

Britain's lidos, or public open-air swimming pools, were once far more numerous and popular than they are today. In recent years though, they've come back into fashion to some extent, with several campaigns to re-open or renovate aging lidos proving successful. Riding this wave is the Thames Bath project, which has recently turned to Kickstarter to raise funds toward a new floating open-air swimming pool on the River Thames.  Read More

The American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment has unveiled its...

Timed to coincide with Earth Day, and hot on the heels of the recent Best Housing awards, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) has today unveiled its Top Ten examples of sustainable architecture in America.  Read More

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has revealed the winners of its 2015 Housing Aw...

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has revealed the winners of its 2015 Housing Awards. Established to promote the best in housing design, the awards offer an opportunity to check out what the influential body sees as the cream of the current crop of American homes.  Read More

From a distance, the City Sand Tower resembles a huge rock rising out of the desert (Image...

Parisian architecture firm OXO Architectes, in association with Nicolas Laisné Associés, recently revealed its proposal for a futuristic mixed-use tower – or "vertical city" – that promotes sustainable high density living in the Sahara desert. The conceptual project calls for the tower to be run using renewable sources including rainwater collection, solar power, and geothermal energy.  Read More

Sawhorse Revolution seeks to develop confident, community-oriented youth through carpentry...

A project by Seattle-based charity Sawhorse Revolution is both educating young people and creating accommodation for the homeless. The Impossible City is a community of housing built by local teens as they learn new skills. The accommodation is designed to be affordable, sustainable and movable.  Read More

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