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.
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.
How important is breakfast to weight loss?
Why a beluga's squishy head is so special
Squirrels rely on birds to let them know when it's safe to go out
8 creative techniques to keep coral reefs alive
Scientists discover 'monster' black hole that 'should not even exist'
These birds prove you don't need a big brain for a complex social life