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  1. Top Ten Green Projects of 2012
    House Tours

    Top Ten Green Projects of 2012

    On April 19th, AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced the COTE Top Ten Green Project Awards: their selection of the most sustainable buildings across the country. COTE advocates...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.02.12

  2. Groovie™ Math Blocks

    Groovie™ Math Blocks

    Teach your little ones to sort, order, and recognize patterns and opposites in style. Made from sustainable Michigan bassword, this set from Uncle Goose contains 28 colorful blocks with debossed...

    $43.00

  3. Coverings 2012: Fireclay Tile
    Travel Reports

    Coverings 2012: Fireclay Tile

    Artisanal tile company Fireclay was at Coverings for the first time this year and exhibited their brand of glass and ceramic tile that's a treat to look at and boasts some mighty strong...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    04.21.12

  4. Sixteen Ways of Looking at a Bedouin Tent
    Interviews

    Sixteen Ways of Looking at a Bedouin Tent

    Architect, systems designer, Cradle to Cradle founder, and sustainability guru William McDonough talks entropy, Walker Evans, paper houses, and “buildings like trees” with science...

    written by: Alexis Madrigal
    03.22.12

  5. A Zero-Energy Community: Final Post
    Renovation

    A Zero-Energy Community: Final Post

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 11: The...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    03.13.12

  6. Grateful Shed
    My House

    Grateful Shed

    A family discovers the joys of DIY design—and muddy feet—in their home made up of distinct pods that blends harmoniously with its surroundings in the rainy mountains of Kauai.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Linny Morris
    03.12.12

  7. William Turnbull Competition

    William Turnbull Competition

    The California Architectural Foundation, in partnership with the Arid Lands Institute at Woodbury University and the AIACC Academy for Emerging Professionals, announced a call for entries for the...

    07.22.11

  8. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 10
    Renovation

    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 10

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 10:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    02.19.12

  9. Building a Zero-Energy Community: Part 9
    Renovation

    Building a Zero-Energy Community: Part 9

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 9:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    01.26.12

  10. Building a Zero-Energy Community: Part 7
    Renovation

    Building a Zero-Energy Community: Part 7

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 7:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    12.21.11

  11. Backyard Retreat
    Finishing Touch

    Backyard Retreat

    When sustainable building advisor Megan Lea set out to build a backyard retreat, she knew that reclaimed materials would figure prominently into the design. What resulted is a polychrome of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Uwe Schneider
    12.06.11

  12. Denver's Fin Art Co.
    Product of the Day

    Denver's Fin Art Co.

    One of the most interesting furniture companies I've come across lately is Fin Art Co. based in Denver, Colorado. When childhood friends Rob McGowan and Ben Olson graduated from the University of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.21.11

  13. Transparency from Perkins+Will
    Interviews

    Transparency from Perkins+Will

    Transparency is a new website from the architecture firm Perkins+Will that launches on November 17th. The site looks to be an exciting new home for information about toxins, asthma triggers, and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.17.11

  14. SOUPERGreen at A+D Los Angeles

    SOUPERGreen at A+D Los Angeles

    The Architecture + Design Museum in Los Angeles presents SOUPERgreen, an exhibition of new architectural work that offers a compelling alternative to the conventional idea of “being green....

    01.26.11

  15. Compostmodern: Sustainable Future

    Compostmodern: Sustainable Future

    Presented by AIGA San Francisco, Compostmodern is an interdisciplinary design conference dedicated to transforming products, industries and lives through sustainable design choices. A diverse group...

    01.18.11

  16. Mr. CHIP Goes to Washington
    Event Spotlight

    Mr. CHIP Goes to Washington

    A highlight of this year's Solar Decathlon was the CHIP house, designed, built, and transported to Washington DC by a team of over 100 SCI-Arc and Caltech students. The uniquely puffy "...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.25.11

  17. Recycled Paper Lights
    A Great Idea

    Recycled Paper Lights

    I recently came across the work of Pia Wüstenberg, a German-born designer whose recent obsession is transforming piles of waste paper (posters, magazines) into striking pendant lights and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.20.11

  18. Felted Sea Turtle Pet Toy

    Felted Sea Turtle Pet Toy

    We love this 100-percent wool toy for pets, which is fair-trade crafted in Nepal.

    $16.00

  19. Henry Wilson's "Things Revisited"
    A Great Idea

    Henry Wilson's "Things Revisited"

    When Australian designer Henry Wilson moved to the Netherlands to study for a Masters Degree at the Design Academy Eindhoven, he says he experienced a "philosophical shift away from the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.30.11

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