Summer 2015 reading list: 12 green design titles to intrigue and inspire
May 21, 2015, 1:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Forget Pat Conroy ... nothing says 'summer reading' like upcycling bibles and tiny house memoirs.
Texas weekend retreat eschews one big house for 4 little ones
May 18, 2015, 10 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Co-owned by a quartet of couples, Llano Exit Strategy blends communal living and rural solitude.
Oakland neighborhood showcases the power of good, green design
April 22, 2015, 3:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
In a once iffy stretch of East Oakland, Tassafaronga Village stands as a model of affordable green housing done right.
AIA Housing Awards honors two gorgeous homes to grow old in
April 17, 2015, 4:15 p.m. by Matt Hickman
In rural stretches of Connecticut and Tennessee, two nature-surrounded retreats built for retirees.
Help teen carpenters build a tiny house eco-village for Seattle's homeless
April 16, 2015, 7:10 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The after-school carpentry wizards at Sawhorse Revolution have big, community-bettering plans for micro-housing.
This sleek Seattle home was built from bits and pieces of an old barn
April 9, 2015, 1:40 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Beauty abounds in the weather-warped details of Dwell Development's latest net-zero residence.
Facebook's new headquarters are a flash from the past, not a glimpse of the future
April 1, 2015, 4:41 p.m. by Lloyd Alter
It's one big room on stilts over a parking garage in the suburbs — because nothing ever changes.
Pittsburgh's Center for Sustainable Landscapes is as green as it gets
March 31, 2015, 8:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
With the Living Building Challenge under its belt, the facility is being heralded as one of the greenest buildings in the world.
Bullitt Center: World's greenest commercial building?
March 31, 2015, 6:16 p.m. by Lloyd Alter
During a tour of the Seattle building, they make a pretty convincing case.
'Time Slices' capture twilight's descent on world icons
March 27, 2015, 9 a.m. by Catie Leary
Photographer Richard Silver captures the ambience of the 'blue hour' — the magical time between daylight and darkness — with these beautifully spliced landscape images.
China's 57-story prefab tower should have been taller
March 26, 2015, 12:22 p.m. by Lloyd Alter
Sky City was supposed to be 220 stories, and this building was supposed to be 97 stories — but there's more to building than just technical innovation.
The problem with fake service dogs
What does Mercury in retrograde mean?
Rap star Nelly has been quietly sending 2 kids to college every year for a decade
The dog poem that made Johnny Carson cry
Why does humidity make you feel so awful?
There's a tree in this North Carolina swamp that's at least 2,624 years old