New lawn, new dawn: Zaha Hadid Architects designs all-wood stadium for UK soccer minnows Forest Green Rovers – The Architect's Newspaper

In many ways, it’s fitting that a team who was the world’s first all-vegan soccer club and has the word “Forest” in their name should play in a stadium made entirely of wood. That is about to become a reality for U.K. hipster soccer minnows (think minor league) Forest Green Rovers from the sleepy town of […]

The best landscape designs don't require hours of watering and maintenance – Washington Post

By Brenda Richardson, John McDonnell The Washington Post Pity the poor yard. It receives constant care and attention during the spring and summer, but let a few dry spells or heavy downpours mar its beauty and efficiency and suddenly it’s the bad guy. Maybe it’s time to hit the reset button. Adjustments to your landscape […]

Sustainable Home Designs Now Free Online – Green Building Elements

Published on September 13th, 2015 | by Stephen Hanley September 13th, 2015 by Stephen Hanley The Australian government has begun making free sustainable home designs for single family homes available online. The plans showcase modern, sustainable designs featuring a large main bedroom with a generous walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom. There is also an open plan living and […]

New York City Team DURA Designs Stackable Post-Disaster Home for Solar … – Green Building Elements

Design Published on September 7th, 2015 | by Dawn Killough September 7th, 2015 by Dawn Killough  DURA House, designed and built by NYC College of Technology One of the teams in this year’s Solar Decathlon, is from New York City’s College of Technology.  This team focused on the issue of providing disaster housing that can […]

12 World Class Sustainable Building Designs W/Infographic – Green Building Elements

12 world class sustainable building designs are featured in a new infographic created by Classic Window Replacements of Dublin, Ireland.  First on the list is the Pixel Building in Melbourne, Australia, chosen because it has the highest LEED score ever awarded by the US Green Building Council. It is also Australia’s first carbon neutral office building. Each building showcases a variety of […]

Pharrell designs eco-friendly clothing line – USA TODAY

Pharrell designs eco-friendly clothing line Pop star Pharrell unveiled an eco-friendly clothing line called RAW for the Oceans at New York Fashion Week. A collaboration with G-Star and Bionic Yarn, it produces fibers collected from recycled plastic bottles. (Sept. 6) Eco Friendly Clothing – Google News

Amour Vert brings its eco-friendly designs to Hayes Valley – San Francisco Bay Guardian

“Paris Chic, Cali Cool.” That’s the tagline behind the eco-friendly clothing brand Amour Vert. Usually, the people who refer to California as “Cali” are non-natives. The term implies a certain unfamiliarity with the golden state and a desire to be more ~CaLiFoRnIaN~. Yet, the slogan is fitting. Founded out of a need for clothing that doesn’t […]

Weathering Future Storms: HUD Announces Rebuild By Design’s Winning Proposals

The BIG Team’s proposal, “The BIG U” for East River Park in Manhattan. New wetlands, breakwaters, and elevated parks are just few of the design solutions planned to help protect New York and New Jersey’s vulnerable coastlines from future flooding, thanks to nearly a billion dollars from the federal government. On Monday, U.S. HUD Secretary […]

k20 Architecture designs sustainable Council facilities for Hindmarsh – Architecture and Design

Melbourne-based architect firm, k20 Architecture, has designed and delivered sustainable Council facilities for the Hindmarsh Shire Council in Nhill, north west Victoria. Environmentally sustainable design (ESD) principles are at the core of the building’s design intent, with k20 Architecture utilising a number of innovations to deliver an outcome that would not only minimise embodied energy […]