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.
Managed collectively, backyards could become more biodiverse landscapes
An international competition challenges designers to show that clean energy production and dazzling public art can be one and the same
Making creative accommodations for the urban wild
China and Ghana are looking less and less like electronic wastebaskets and more and more like leaders in a powerful, informal green economy
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.
In more and more pockets of the industrial landscape, the byproducts of one process are becoming the raw materials for another, trash is getting a useful second life, and waste is becoming a thing of the past.
could be the building blocks of modern, sustainable architecture
Amphibious structures are not static; they respond to floods like ships to a rising tide, floating on the water’s surface.
The material that built the modern world is due for an upgrade. What if we could transform cement from a climate wrecker
into a carbon sponge?