SXSW Headquarters / Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

SXSW Headquarters / Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

The multimedia behemoth South by Southwest (SXSW) just broke ground on its new “green” headquarters in downtown Austin. Located a block away from the city Capitol, the striking building aims for LEED Gold certification and will boast a large green...
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Lincoln Net Positive Energy Farmhouse

Lincoln Net Positive Energy Farmhouse

This modern farmhouse blends into the cultural landscape of Lincoln, Massachusetts – a town known for its rich history, farming traditions, conservation efforts, and visionary architecture. The President of Thoughtforms, an accomplished builder in the great...
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BRANZ BSD (Jakarta) – A Japanese home with green building principles

BRANZ BSD (Jakarta) – A Japanese home with green building principles

More high-end consumers, including the expatriate community in Jakarta and surrounding areas, are increasingly aware about the benefits of living in an environmentally-friendly residence, be it an apartment or condominium. Energy efficiency, water and waste tr...
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Illwerke Zentrum Montafon (IZM) / Hermann Kaufmann

Illwerke Zentrum Montafon (IZM) / Hermann Kaufmann

The idea of Passive House design is often confusing, particularly in North America, where a house is, well, a house. In Germany, where Passivhaus came from, Haus means building. That’s why it’s fun to show tweets like this from Architect...
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11 Solar-powered homes that show the future of architecture

11 Solar-powered homes that show the future of architecture

What will the homes of the future look like? If the impressive solar structures at this year’s Solar Decathlon are any indication, they’ll be smarter, more energy efficient, and a joy to live, work, and play in. This month, eleven...
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Heron Hall (Bainbridge Island, Washington) / McLennan Design

Heron Hall (Bainbridge Island, Washington) / McLennan Design

Designing a house can be difficult. But designing your own can be especially challenging. This was the case for Jason McLennan and Heron Hall, the house on Bainbridge Island, Washington, which he designed for himself and his wife, Tracy, and...
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Zaha Hadid’s KAPSARC opens to the public in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Zaha Hadid’s KAPSARC opens to the public in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

In the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh, KAPSARC (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center) has opened its expansive 70,000 square meter campus to the public. The project — first unveiled in 2014 — was designed by Zaha Hadid as...
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La Seine Musicale (Paris) / Shigeru Ban + Jean de Gastines

La Seine Musicale (Paris) / Shigeru Ban + Jean de Gastines

The Japanese architect Shigeru Ban recently completed a very interesting and innovative theater building in Paris, France. Shigeru Ban is well known for pushing the envelope when it comes to architectural design, as well as for his humanitarian design work,...
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Sydney Opera House goes green

Sydney Opera House goes green

As one of the world’s busiest performing arts spaces, the Sydney Opera House is no stranger to the sound of applause. But this time, the accolades aren’t for the actors, but for the building’s sustainability achievements. In 2015, the Opera...
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