Latest Articles in Green Architecture

Upstate New York small sustainable retreat for Chilewich and Sultan facade

A Couple Build Their Eco-Friendly Dream Home in the Forest

Two partners—in life and business—build a sustainable home on an unassuming plot in upstate New York.
October 17, 2015
Off-the-grid prefab in pristine Tasmanian landscape by Misho+Associates.

An Off-the-Grid Prefab that Combines Open Plan Living with Rugged Durability

In Tasmania, an eco-conscious architect builds a vacation home that can stand up to an untamed island.
October 17, 2015
Behnisch Architekten renovation hallway

5 Green Renovations

These homes, many of which were designed before society fully comprehended the relationship between the built and natural environments, received impressively sustainable retrofits.
October 12, 2015
Skidmore Passivhaus facade

A Green Portland Home Built to Passive House Standards

A modern, energy-efficient design creates an authentic connection between work and home.
October 11, 2015
Javits Center NYC green roof

What Will It Take to Make NYC a More Sustainable Place?

On Sunday, October 4, join us at Dwell on Design NY to discuss greening the city of New York.
October 2, 2015
Backyard of 2 Bar House in Menlo Park

5 Modern Homes with Striking Green Roofs

Green roofs can be a challenging proposition: they add extra weight to a house, thereby requiring a robust and expensive structure. The roof itself must be carefully protected against water leakage. However, the reward is unique: the idea that your dwelling replaces the earth it takes up and cohabitates with nature better than most.
October 1, 2015
Outdoor fenced dining porch area in Brooklyn, New York

6 Homes with Underfloor Radiant Heating

No one likes to feel a cold floor on a winter morning; a floor with hydronic radiant heating is an efficient and eco-friendly way to keep your home (and your feet) warm. During construction, a system of pipes are embedded in house's floors. Once activated, a mixture of water and anti-freeze chemicals convey heat to the floors (and by extension, the room above it).
September 30, 2015
Meztitla House stone exterior

This Super Green Home in Mexico Embraces Nature Through Huge Pivoting Glass Doors

A modern stone house in Tepoztlán, Mexico, is camouflaged with its rugged landscape.
September 28, 2015