Michael Green, the tree-loving Canadian architect responsible for the proposed 'Tallwood' tower in Vancouver, gives a fascinating TED talk on why skyscrapers should be erected from wood, not concrete and steel.
The Solar Decathlon China kicks off next month in the coal capital of Datong (talk about an apropos locale.) Here's a look at the 22 collegiate teams competing to build the ultimate solar-powered abode.
Despite the unfortunate acronym, CSRArchitects' London Original Loft (LOL) proposal cleverly repurposes unused railway viaduct arches into cave-like residences with 'roof windows' and plenty of exposed brick.
With Shark Week 2013 looming on the horizon, it's a fine time to invest in apex predator-themed home goods including lemon juicers and laundry hampers. Just be careful or you're going to need a bigger house.
A Latvian designer unveils a hygiene-promoting public urinal with a tap built right into the top. It's a clever, conservation-minded concept but one that's not safe from booze-fueled abuse or the 'eww' factor.
Tour a recycled shipping container getaway in the Santa Cruz Mountains that, thanks to its narrow nature, fits snugly between its arboreal neighbors. Naturally, there's one heck of an outdoor shower, too.
Philippe Starck unveils a line of modular homes that serve as a 'reliable and intelligent solution for us, our children, the children of our children facing the challenges of ecology, economy and energy’.
Tom Kundig is renowned for designing homes that blend into their natural surroundings. His own mountaintop cabin, however, has sparked siting-related contention amongst residents of a small North Cascades community.