Climate Change

Why Architects Must Rethink Carbon (It’s Not the Enemy We Face)

Metropolis editor in chief Susan Szenasy sits down with William McDonough—the designer, author, and developer of Cradle to Cradle design—to understand why we must employ a new language regarding carbon and sustainable design.

Susan Szenasy sits down with William McDonough—the developer of Cradle to Cradle design—to understand why we must employ a new language regarding carbon and sustainable design.

If we love it, will it last? Lance Hosey’s Inspirational Book on Green Design

Lance Hosey’s new book, Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design, asks how to make sustainability not just likeable but loveable.

If we love it, will it last? This is a question at the heart of architect Lance Hosey’s new book, Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design (Island Press, 2012). Because the book is just out I want to offer you a quick peek, as Hosey starts talking about it; his first talk since the book launched this week was…

Greening Landmark Buildings in NYC

“The greenest building is… one that’s already built.”  We have heard this before. It’s often spoken in response to the argument for shiny new buildings with LEED plaques in their lobbies. For those who advocate the reuse of buildings, especially those of historic significance, there is soon to be a ‘how-to’ guide, sponsored by the Municipal Arts Society of New…