Inside the micro-apartments of America's oldest indoor shopping mall
January 27, 2015, 6:35 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Indie retail and urban downsizing collide at this smart example of adaptive reuse that breathes new life into a historic shopping center.
The blueprints for your floating dream home can be downloaded for free
January 21, 2015, 1:05 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Floating House is a sleek, solar-powered and open-source dwelling — that is, anyone can download the design and build the home themselves.
How do you measure sustainability? AutoCASE software tool has got its number
January 14, 2015, 2:19 p.m. by Lloyd Alter
Can you put a number on health and happiness? Yes.
A look back at 2014's standout design stories
December 22, 2014, 9 a.m. by Holiday breather: A look back at 2014's standout stories
From floating saunas, 3-D printed houses, park-topped bridges and vegetation-clad public restrooms, there was never a dull moment in 2014.
Agriculture-minded retirement community keeps greenthumbed residents happily occupied
December 3, 2014, 6:15 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Offering its residents much more than a small plot, Homefarm is a retirement development with full-on urban farming operations.
Jellyfish Barge: Floating greenhouse enables communities to grow food sans land
December 2, 2014, 3:55 p.m. by Matt Hickman
A team of Italian designers and researchers unveil the prototype for a buoyant mini-farm powered by the sun and designed to take the sting out of food scarcity.
Vertical House: No-frills prefab abode from Muji is designed for tiny urban lots
October 30, 2014, 11:09 p.m. by Matt Hickman
In Japan, militantly unfussy lifestyle brand Muji sells much more than stationery, travel pillows and slippers.
Rotterdam's razzle-dazzle market hall-meets-apartment complex opens to public
October 13, 2014, 8:30 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Hulking over the cityscape like the world's prettiest dirigible hangar, MVRDV's apartment-ringed Markthal offers a feast for the eyes — and the stomach.
Fall 2014 reading list: 9 green design tomes to cozy up with and conquer
September 27, 2014, 6 p.m. by Matt Hickman
This fall, study up on cargotecture, small space design, architectural salvage and the inimitable Shigeru Ban. No pop quizzes or book reports, we promise.