A key challenge in this new Human Age is to lessen the ecological footprint of the world’s cities, even as their populations expand. The Anthropocene tells the stories about resilient urban coastal infrastructure, low carbon transportation systems, and nature-inspired architectural designs.
Tiny houses and great cathedrals, carbon-neutral skyscrapers and Airstream trailers: architecture is among the greatest of human crafts. Just imagine if the same ingenuity and vision were devoted to building homes for animals.
In a world of melting ice caps, storm surges, and tropical cyclones, the most resilient cities aren’t the ones that fight the water back—but the ones that absorb it.
Wooden structures that store more carbon than is emitted in their construction point to a flaw in green building schemes
Almost imperceptibly, we are stepping off the consumption treadmill
by allowing people to buy and sell energy in small increments from, and to, their neighbors
A revival of rainwater harvesting is occurring around the world, as desert communities restore traditional systems known as rain gardens, ak-chin agriculture, floodwater farming, gavias, karez, qanats and fogarras.
Amphibious structures are not static; they respond to floods like ships to a rising tide, floating on the water’s surface.
An international competition challenges designers to show that clean energy production and dazzling public art can be one and the same
could be the building blocks of modern, sustainable architecture
Do Plastic Bag Bans Make A Difference? Like so many life-cycle assessments, it’s never that simple. The environmental impact of plastic-bag bans...