• Tower Concept for Nantes, France‎

    The tower will have stainless steel tubes running along the facade  for the plants to grow in. The plant varieties that were selected for the project naturally have the ability to grow in rocky crevices, which the narrow tubes

    April 27, 2012 • News • Views: 11

  • Starbucks Shipping Container

    A different kind of Starbucks opened in Tukwila, Washington. The building is made out of shipping containers; three of the containers are 40′ long, and one is 20′ long. Not only was this a decision to be green, but it

    April 4, 2012 • News • Views: 2090

  • Amazing Pictures

    Wow.  I can’t imagine how many shots it took to make this.  A lot of folks might think it is time lapse, but it is individual pictures stitched together!

    March 28, 2012 • News • Views: 1767

  • DCTC is Focus of Design Competition

    Natural Talent Design Competition The 2012 challenge calls for designing a Sustainable Learning Center in Rosemount, Minnesota on the Dakota County Technical College campus. This new Sustainable Learning Center will act as a

    March 22, 2012 • News • Views: 1808

  • WikiHouse

    A web site has been developed by design agency 00:/ called WikiHouse. The site is an “open source construction set” for DIY individuals who desire to build their own structure. There are pre-existing templates to

    March 5, 2012 • News • Views: 1959

  • Living Roof Pod

    These aren’t the green roofs that are commonly referred to as living roofs. This is a portable pod that can be lived in on top of roof tops (or any other desired location). Nau Architects have released a self sustainable

    February 26, 2012 • News • Views: 2592

  • Living Walls

    As green design becomes more common and sought after, a beautiful living wall has many advantages. For starters, it is physically appealing to the eye. Different plants can be used to create images, logos, or just an attractive

    February 8, 2012 • News • Views: 2812

  • Wonderful Wallpaper

    Will wall coverings make a comeback? There are new reasons to consider wallpaper as an option. As far as “sick building syndrome” goes, trying to get rid of toxins can be a difficult task. In older buildings, it can

    January 19, 2012 • News • Views: 2156

  • More on Concrete

    A new light has been shined on concrete; and through it. LiTraCon has patent a light-transmitting concrete design. The concrete has optical fibers running the full width of the unit, which allow light to pass through while still

    December 27, 2011 • Concrete • Views: 2563

  • Green Design

    It’s wonderful when your home is “off the grid”, where it relies on itself and takes care of its occupants. People have become accustomed to living with electricity and sewage, going to supermarkets to buy the

    December 11, 2011 • News • Views: 3693