Sustainability

Should Architects Work With Nature or Resist It?

Frank Lloyd Wright famously urged architects to follow nature's lead. But as the planet warms, and with sustainability an inadequate response, they may need to pursue a more defensive, “resilient” position.

Frank Lloyd Wright urged architects to work with nature. But as the planet warms, they may need to pursue a more defensive, “resilient” position.

Nine of Taliesin West’s Most Iconic Student Shelters

The student-designed desert shelters at Taliesin West, which began in 1938 with John Lautner's lean-to and continue today, provide a window into architecture's evolving relationship with the natural environment.

The student-designed desert shelters at Taliesin West, which began in 1938 with John Lautner’s lean-to and continue today, provide a window into architecture’s evolving relationship with the natural environment.

#AluminumToday – Twitterview

While aluminum’s use in architecture can be traced back 100 years, as today’s buildings embrace sustainability, the material’s high durability and recyclability are bringing it to renewed prominence. At Hunter Douglas—a leading manufacturer of window coverings and architectural products—the use and reuse of aluminum has been a mainstay since 1946, when the company developed technology for continuous casting of the…