Why coastal communities should be worried about new flood risk building standards
August 17, 2017, 12:04 p.m. by Matt Hickman
It's like nixing seismic requirements in earthquake zones.
Scientists unlock the mystery behind Roman concrete's amazing longevity
July 10, 2017, 7:27 a.m. by Matt Hickman
The very thing that causes modern concrete structures to corrode has sustained ancient Roman construction over eons.
Smart development, eco-tourism make for happy neighbors in Punta Gorda, Florida
June 20, 2017, 4:35 p.m. by Matt Hickman
A solar-powered town on the sleepy Gulf Coast attracts its first residents.
Tiny houses give low-income Detroit residents a shot at home ownership
June 9, 2017, 12:05 p.m. by Matt Hickman
With a monthly rent of $1 per square foot, these dainty dwellings don't break the bank.
One company is on a mission to turn apartment complexes into communities
June 5, 2017, 9:22 a.m. by Ilana Strauss
Apartments aren't just walls or rooms; they're a chance to connect.
Architects recognize Virginia's Brock Center for outstanding environmental performance
May 15, 2017, 1:29 p.m. by Ken Edelstein
Building's 'regenerative' design key to net zero energy and waste.
Only in Texas: A rental home shaped like a cowboy boot
April 7, 2017, 11:02 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Roomier than your average Stetson, this habitable boot would be an upgrade for the old woman who lived in a shoe ...
The Living Building Challenge confronts us with a profound question
March 22, 2017, 8:27 a.m. by Ken Edelstein
A different kind of environmental standard for buildings seeks to rebuild our very concept of what a green building should be.
British prisoners put to work building prefab homes
March 13, 2017, 2:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Why have inmates manufacture license plates when they can help put an end to a housing crisis?
This stunning Manhattan office building is also unfailingly polite
March 3, 2017, 3:32 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Situated next to the High Line, Solar Carve Tower is specifically designed not to bogart air and natural light from its neighbors.
Baugruppen: It's a cooperative living concept, and it's perfect for boomers
January 25, 2017, 2:07 p.m. by Lloyd Alter
This German concept of cooperative living could be a great alternative to the retirement community.