[I wrote this for the “Sustainable Design as a Way of Thinking” class at the Boston Architectural College.]
When natural systems are destroyed in the process of creating a building, it is important to replace them by incorporating them, or a reasonable replacement, as much as possible into the building’s design. This is the only way […]
The type that is habitable for wildlife, soon to come (I hope) in Portland, Oregon.
Dusty Gedge, president of the European Federation of Green-roof Associations, took a tour of some of Portland’s green roof-tops. Gedge says Portland is internationally known for its traditional eco-roofs which help reduce annual storm runoff by about 70 […]
I heard about this really neat construction system at a meeting recently:
This company, Strata International Group (website navigation requires Flash, so is unnavigable in my current Firefox), has invented a method of making small structures (I believe the height limit is two stories) out of foam and a thin layer of concrete. They sell a […]
I'm sad that this – or at least the more rigorous application of it – is a relatively new practice. (emphasis added by me)
[James Timberlake, FAIA, of KieranTimberlake, says,] “If we weren’t using evidence before, what the hell were we doing when we were designing? To me and Steve [Kieran], what’s new is the fact […]