“Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.” –Paul Rand

Super Green Affordable Housing Introduces Passive Design to the Masses
Multifamily housing projects that meet Passive House standards are bringing European-style energy efficiency to a new demographic...
Green Dorm Design
When I was in college I lived in a cinder-block walled dorm room.
Greener Grass
Craving the conveniences of city life, a couple sidle over to Seattle from the countryside without compromising their love of the...
Building Green in Santa Monica
At the end of 2000, Tryggvi Thorsteinsson and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, Icelandic natives and partners in the Santa Monica–based...
The Green Lagoon
From the deck of this waterfront house, the scenery is abuzz with Northern California wildlife–but there's not a utility bill in...
Near Boston, a Red House Designed to be Green
A teardown renovation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, comes with a mandate for maximum efficiency.
Eric Garcetti's Green Home Remodel
Los Angeles is not all mini-malls and highways.
Design the Future
Read the Editor’s Letter from our upcoming September/October edition and look for the issue on newsstands in the first week of...
Green Sustainable Home in Montauk
Decades after they met as teenagers on a Montauk beach, Manhattanites Victoria and Greg Pryor returned to Long Island to build a...
Yes, It Is Easy Being Green
Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land.
A Green, Lean, and Customizable Cardboard Prefab
Live, work, or vacation in an eco-friendly, mobile cardboard prefab.
Chicago's Green Mile
Chicago bills a one-and-a-half-mile-long stretch of Cermak Road as "the greenest street in America," a surprising...
Green and Efficient: Boost Boxes
These days, it seems like everyone is busy saving the world.
When Design and Education Collide
What role does design play in education around the world? It's larger than you might think.
From Brown to Green
Toronto designers Peter Fleming and Debbie Adams found a polluted lot and a run-down building—and saw fertile ground for a...
Actor Bryan Cranston's Green Beach House Renovation
The star of Breaking Bad opens the doors to his family’s recently completed beach house located just outside of Los Angeles.
A Green Wall in Silicon Valley
Bay Meadows, billed as a "progressive new urban village," is starting to take shape in San Mateo, south of San Francisco.
Design Icon: George Nakashima
A skilled and spiritual craftsman, George Nakashima crafted wood furniture that elevated and showcased natural forms.
4 Copenhagen Hotels That Combine Good Design and Green Sensibility
Tour a crop of Copenhagen hotels that are making a strong case for eco-friendly design.
Hive Design
The recent disappearance of vast numbers of worker bees from their colonies sounded an unexpectedly resonant ecological alarm.