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How to Create a Greener Workplace

Going green at your office can seem difficult: being environmental-friendly conjures up images of taking steps such as switching to renewable energy ...
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Make space for nature

The achievements of man are meaningless. In the end, nothing remains. One must return to the womb of nature. Could the exponents of built design ...
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The curious case of biomimicry

Bios means life, and mimesis is to imitate. Coined by an American academic and inventor, Otto Schmitt. Bio mimicry in architecture and design is ...
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Going Green - Green Architecture

Building and construction have a great effect on the environment. In the United States, buildings alone account for 40-49% energy consumption, 25% of ...
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Let’s Design a Green Blueprint for Green Tomorrow...

With the advancement in technology and software, it is possible now to evaluate the energy performance of a building at early stage of building ...
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Green Building for Residential Design

Green building, green architecture or sustainable architecture is a design and construction practice that is sensitive towards the environment. Green ...

EDITOR’S PICK

  • The Keret House, Poland. The first presentation of Keret House, designed by architect Jakub Szczęsny, was during the WolaArt festival in 2009. It has been described as the 'narrowest house in the world', measuring 133 cm at the widest point and 72 cm at the narrowest.

    Image credit: Flickr

  • The Hang Nga House, Vietnam. Popularly called the 'Crazy House' and resembling a banyan tree, this hotel was designed by architect Đặng Việt Nga. There are five levels, and each room has a different theme. Instead of blueprints, the architect used hand drawings for the design.

    Image credit: Kelisi

  • The Earthship Houses, New Mexico. Designed by Michael Reynolds, 'Earthships' are houses made of recycled materials and have minimum impact on the community. The concept began to take shape in the 1970s, with the aim of creating homes that relied on natural energy.

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  • The Cube Houses, Holland. In the 1970s, the city planners asked architect Piet Blom to build a housing complex overtop a busy road. Thus were born Rotterdam's stunning Cube Houses, tilted at a curious 55 degrees and held up by hexagonal pillars.

    Image credit: Paul van de Velde

  • The Crooked House, Poland. The fairy-tale like Crooked House (Krzywy Domek) was built in 2004 by architects Szotynscy & Zaleski, who took inspiration from the children's book illustrations of Jan Szancer. Its warped walls and stone-elevation decor contribute to its surrealist image.

    Image credit: Topory