3-D printed car and home live in symbiotic off-grid harmony
September 30, 2015, 4:15 p.m. by Matt Hickman
A solar-powered home that can charge a car is one thing. But what if power flowed the other way, as well?
Dying Silicon Valley mall to be reborn with world's largest green roof
September 9, 2015, 7:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The man-made foothills are most definitely alive in Cupertino.
Net-zero home provides California farm laborers with heart and 'sol'
September 8, 2015, 11:30 a.m. by Matt Hickman
UC Davis students conceive a 'deliberate solution' to substandard farm worker housing.
In Vietnam, an urban college campus reimagined as a 'forested mountain'
September 4, 2015, 8:35 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Honestly, it would be a touch difficult to hit the books on a campus this wildly verdant.
3 Solar Decathlon homes designed to withstand the next Katrina
August 27, 2015, 4:17 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Resilient design is showcased in competing homes hailing from New York, New Jersey and Missouri.
Make It Right partners with FYI on tiny house in New Orleans
August 21, 2015, 4:47 p.m. by Matt Hickman
At long last, Brad Pitt's green rebuilding effort thinks smaller (but just as sustainable).
Plant-clad Hawaiian micro-home is perched atop a hollow 'trunk'
August 20, 2015, 3:01 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Don't want to live in it anymore? Just covert it into a drive-through shaved ice stand.
Communal living slashes energy use at super-efficient Portland building
August 18, 2015, 8:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
University of Cincinnati students score big in the 2015 perFORM Building Design Competition.
Harvard startup offers for-hire tiny houses in the middle of nowhere
July 28, 2015, 4:17 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Getaway provides a woodsy, off-grid respite from the concrete jungle.
Barnacle-like sleeping pods provide shelter to London's homeless
July 27, 2015, 12:43 p.m. by Matt Hickman
James Furzer's simple design is still situated on the streets — yet lifted slightly above them.
Humanitarian architect to reuse Nepal's earthquake rubble
July 22, 2015, 6 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Leave it to Shigeru Ban to breathe ingenious new life into the painfully abundant remains of a major catastrophe.
UCLA students design backyard abode for birds (and bees, bats and people, too)
July 16, 2015, 3:48 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Despite its petite size, Bi(h)OME carves out ample room for urban wildlife.