8 highly gift-able design books for the holiday season
November 19, 2015, 6:11 p.m. by Matt Hickman
'Tis the season for Cabin Porn and 200-page treatises on Norwegian wood chopping technique.
This cedar tree-studded Swiss high-rise will probably smell amazing
November 11, 2015, 9:49 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Why move to the woods when you can live in a tower that doubles as a coniferous forest?
The Beacon: LED chandelier is a dazzling, data-driven showstopper
October 26, 2015, 5:55 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Pittsburgh's newest high-rise displays building performance stats in a most stunning manner.
Dumpster-dwelling professor upsizes (just a bit) to portable urban micro-homes
October 13, 2015, 3:35 p.m. by Matt Hickman
At 208 square feet, Kasita smart apartments are roughly the size of 6 garbage receptacles.
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.