Manhattan is getting an office tower wrapped in spiraling sky gardens
February 12, 2016, 9:18 a.m. by Matt Hickman
From the man who brought you the giant tetrahedron on 57th Street...
This flood-proof greenhouse has got legs ... and knows how to use them
January 29, 2016, 4:52 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Hydraulics give a British backyard potting shed a lift when needed.
Fresh concerns raised over Leonardo DiCaprio's eco-resort
January 24, 2016, 3:44 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Developers behind the 104-acre sustainable project in Belize promise to consider all concerns ahead of construction in 2017.
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.
The problem with fake service dogs
The Inuit have a simple way of teaching their children how to control anger
In praise of 'scruffy hospitality'
9 of the world's largest dog breeds
The real meaning of the 'dog days of summer'
Rap star Nelly has been quietly sending 2 kids to college every year for a decade