Humberto Sanchez

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This gorgeous brick house is heated and cooled by the earth

Studio Iredale Pedersen Hook wrapped this beautiful family home in Australia with one of mankind’s oldest and most humble building materials: bricks. …

Architecture

This tiny home was 3D-printed in 24 hours

And it cost just over $10,000<p>At this point, a house (or a five-story building) made of 3D-printed parts is no longer a shocking sight. However, a new project in Russia takes the instant gratification of a 3D-printed structure one step further by getting all the printing done right on site.<p>Completed …

Fighting Thailand's drought with biodiversity

Thailand has been hit by one of the worst droughts in decades - with devastating effects on farmers. However, some small organic farms demonstrate …

Farming

Earthquake rebuilding with recycled tire logs

<i>Replace lumber with recycled rubber Tire Logs. Photo from Re-Tread Products</i><p>Don't grind old tires; slice 'em and roll 'em up into rubber logs to use …

Second-gen bionic leaf creates fuel from sunlight, makes Mother Nature seem inefficient

In Harvard University’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, the goal isn’t just to isolate problems but to find solutions to our planet’s …

Terreform proposes an autonomous and self-sufficient city with New York City (Steady) State project

Vertical farms in mid-town Manhattan to produce food for 30,000 people.<p><b>Terreform, New York-based urban research studio and advocacy group led by</b></b> …

New York City

Foreign buyers are crushing home dreams in Vancouver while Ottawa, B.C. do nothing, study charges

VANCOUVER — The Canadian and British Columbia governments are complicit in fuelling Vancouver’s housing crisis as foreign Chinese buyers continue to …

Canadian Real Estate

Legoland Florida announces parking lot solar energy project

Shares 166<p>In honor of Earth Day, Legoland Florida Resort and Tampa Electric have teamed up on an initiative that will make the yellow LEGO people’s …

Greenest of the green: This year's top sustainable buildings

All but one of the projects is based in the US (the exception is in Ireland), but each is led by a US architecture firm. Below we've picked a few …

INFOGRAPHIC: Why it's time to ditch paper

Every single day, we use over 65 billion sheets of paper – that’s enough paper to build 6 exact replicas of the Empire State Building and to cut down …

Will Zero-Energy Homes Change the Future of Real Estate?

While trends typically come and go, one that’s been getting a lot of attention lately is the concept surrounding the zero-energy home, a space that …

These Are The 10 Best Sustainable Buildings Of 2016

From labs to museums to libraries, these buildings all save enormous amounts of energy and water–and are better to work in, too.<p>Every year, the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment scours the country for the best new green buildings–which, as they point out in a new report, …

A new Passive House residential tower is coming to the Bronx

Like many other areas of the Bronx, Mott Haven is becoming a magnet for new construction projects. However, the neighborhood will be soon be standing …

Skyscrapers

Miami Beach wants developers to go green or pay fee

Miami Beach wants builders to help pay the costs of dealing with climate change and reducing the city’s carbon footprint.<p>A new law requires builders …

Earthquake-resistant orphanage is a welcoming ray of hope in Haiti

When the NGO Ayitimoun yo approached Milanese architect Bonaventura Visconti di Modrone to design and build an orphanage for an impoverished Haitian …

Bolivia invests heavily in local farmers to achieve complete food independence by 2020

The Bolivian government recently decided to invest $40 million in local food production, cutting back on transportation emissions and boosting the …

Eco-Friendly Air Coolers : air cooler

Air conditioners are a necessity for many people around the world in warm climates, but the Symphony Cloud Air Cooler looks to take a different, more …

Trends

5 Renovation Projects with the Best Return on Investment

Homeowners and homebuyers alike have the struggle of deciding if they should renovate a home. Renovations can cost thousands of dollars and be very time consuming - making buyers cringe and sellers groan. How can you avoid these headaches?<p>When thinking of potential renovation projects it is …

Mithun Architects' Vertical Farm for Seattle

This evidently won "Best of Show" in the Cascadia Region Green Building Council's Living Building Challenge. It is a "Center for Urban Agriculture," …

How Architecture Students Are Building Shelters By Hand With Just $2K

Many architects will never live in their own buildings. Aixopluc wants to change that.<p>For most of history, if you wanted to live in a house, you probably designed and built it yourself. These days, though, design has become so thoroughly uncoupled from construction that most architects never have …

Architecture

The 30-year T-shirt: Where fashion meets science

Where science, design and do-gooding meet, a new career path for fashion designers who want to save the planet.<p>What if you didn’t have to buy another jacket, sweatshirt, or T-shirt until the year 2046?<p>Thomas Cridland, a young UK designer, is hoping to make that possible with clothing designed to …