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This Is Exactly Why Cities Need To Cover All Of Their Buildings In Plants

Measuring how building greenery dissipates all that is terrible about city life, including noise, pollution, and sweltering heat.<p>When architects release yet another rendering of a building plastered in plants or trees, critics are quick to ask if it’s greenwashing: Do plant-covering skyscrapers …

American firms aren't doing enough to reduce their carbon footprint, according to new report

“We are simply not making significant strides in crucial metrics that predict building performance,” states Greg Mella, FAIA, Director of Sustainable …

Sustainability

A stunning modern home that pays homage to traditional design

Japan has many longstanding traditions effecting architecture and design. Distinct and pervasive attributes and styles have become hallmarks of …

Dining Rooms

Vincent Callebaut’s Botanic Center fights urban smog and harvests clean energy

A concrete behemoth in Brussels has been transformed into a smog-fighting clean energy generator in Vincent Callebaut’s latest vision, the Botanic …