A Family Retreat in the Hamptons Bridles Wind, Water, and Light
An East Hampton residence by Bates Masi is situated to harness the elements.
An Off-Grid Home That Relies on the Sun and the Wind
A rural house in Ontario doesn't fuss around and fits right into the surrounding landscape.
Winds of Change
Caught in the grip of the worst drought in a century, Australians are showering together.
When we think of alternative energy at home, our minds leap straight to solar panels, the most obvious symbol of a site-generated...
This House Takes on Gusty Winds and an Earthquake Fault
When architect Francis Garcia first began developing his plans to build a family home in Danville, California, he quickly found...
A set of solar panels, a wind-powered well, and passive sustainable strategies make living miles from municipal utilities a...
8 Inspirational Island Prefabs
The idea of island living is as aspirational as it gets.
Great Balls of Residential Energy
When it comes to sustainable energy sources for the home, wind turbines tend to get left out of the discussion.
Dim Some, Lose Some
Waste extends far beyond what winds up in the landfill.
To keep the shade structure from taking flight during high winds, engineers had to make sure the supporting foundation was strong...
A Two-Part Landscaping Renovation in San Francisco
In an unusual collaboration among birds, wind, and one of San Francisco’s leading landscape architects, a California designer has...
Friday Finds 04.20.12
On this Friday, we share a residence in Whistler, a wind map of the United States, a project that pays homage to Miami's...
The Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed
As Friday winds down and we await the three day-weekend with bated breath, take a few moments to enjoy the best of
In Mitchell’s Plain township in Cape Town, South Africa, living conditions are harsh.
The Living Zone
Let’s talk design for a minute.
Conceptual large-scale architecture plays a starring role in many design proposals aimed at addressing climate change.
New from Nori Morimoto
Wind whispering through pines, birds serenading their young, and endless snowfall drifts courting banks of streams: these Vermont...
ID Visit's RISD's Natural Habitat
When I think of biomimicry—a smart, sustainable approach to design that mimics nature's forms and functions—I usually think of...
Announcing The World Views Photo Book
It's inevitable that most of us wind up in the same routine and see the same landscapes or cityscapes over and over again.
Craig Newick's Chanukah Houses
Earlier today architect Craig Newick sent me a note with a little one-off Chanukah project he did for his wife and I couldn't...