The net-zero Frick Environmental Center is officially one of the world’s greenest buildings

The net-zero Frick Environmental Center is officially one of the world’s greenest buildings

The Frick Environmental Center (FEC) in Pittsburgh just became the first municipally owned building in the U.S. to achieve Living Building certification — arguably the most rigorous proven performance green building standard in the world. Designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson,...
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40 Tenth Avenue / Studio Gang

40 Tenth Avenue / Studio Gang

Sculpted by the angles of the sun, 40 Tenth Avenue explores how shaping a building in response to solar access and other site-specific criteria can expand its architectural potential. Located at the edge of Manhattan between the High Line park...
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This is stunning, but should anyone be building homes like this anymore?

This is stunning, but should anyone be building homes like this anymore?

Mies van der Rohe famously said “less is more”; Morris Lapidus said “Too much is never enough.” I don’t know which describes this house. Dezeen shows an absolutely stunning home in Cornwall, Ontario, designed by Alain Carle Archit...
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Eastham Public Library / Oudens Ello Architecture

Eastham Public Library / Oudens Ello Architecture

This new Cape Cod library, situated on a hillside site overlooking one of the town’s many ponds, replaces a 1980’s building that no longer met the demands of a growing community, nor a population that dramatically increases each year during...
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Marine Way Building / WRNS Studio + Clive Wilkinson Architects

Marine Way Building / WRNS Studio + Clive Wilkinson Architects

Intuit’s new Marine Way Building (MWB) in Mountain View, California, aims to become an antidote to the trend of building insular campuses across Silicon Valley. To achieve this goal, WRNS Studio and Clive Wilkinson Architects joined forces and designed a hu...
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Paris garden skyscraper by SOM will be “one of the most sustainable buildings in Europe”

Paris garden skyscraper by SOM will be “one of the most sustainable buildings in Europe”

Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM) has proposed a 180-metre skyscraper in Paris that is designed to be zero-energy, and accessible via a garden bridge leading from the River Seine.  The international architecture firm is part of the team that launched a mast...
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The ‘Dutch Mountains’ will be the world’s largest wooden building

The ‘Dutch Mountains’ will be the world’s largest wooden building

The Netherlands is famously flat—but a massive green mountain is rising up in the Dutch city of Veldhoven. The Dutch Mountains project will be the world’s largest wooden building, combining natural materials with high-tech design to create a state-of-the-a...
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Designed by Perkins+Will, Erland Completes Phillips Academy Andover Snyder Center with Green Building Technologies

Designed by Perkins+Will, Erland Completes Phillips Academy Andover Snyder Center with Green Building Technologies

Erland Construction has completed the new 98,800 square-foot Snyder Center at Phillips Academy Andover (“Academy”), a state-of-the-art athletic facility with significant “green” elements. Designed by Perkins+Will, the program features a 200-meter indoo...
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Dutch villa taps into solar energy and optimal site conditions

Dutch villa taps into solar energy and optimal site conditions

EVA Architecten took the long view when designing Villa IJsselzig, a modern home optimized for energy efficiency and durability. Set next to the river Hollandse Ijssel, the villa respects the neighboring buildings by adapting a similar form while quietly stand...
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