As these three examples of nonprofit and public-sector clients suggest, those at the top can empower architects to make impactful choices, provided they embrace sustainable goals of substance.
Our contributors comment on an event or a moment from the last year that demanded more of how we should practice, frame, and respond to design.
The 18,000-square-foot headquarters features mass timber, a rainwater capture system, and landscaping catered to an endangered salamander species.
Dubbed HouseZero, the building uses data-collecting sensors, passive ventilation, low embodied energy materials, and geothermal wells, among other strategies.
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"We have moved away from the systems nature has provided to us, it's time we move back," says Ooze cofounder Eva Pfannes.
The new book The Architecture of Closed Worlds: Or, What Is the Power of Shit? offers lessons for today by looking at Biosphere 2, Eden Project, and other microworlds.
The Gates Foundation, the World Bank, and other global development influencers launch a Commission to address ecological disasters already at hand.
The discussion, part of Metropolis's Perspective event series, delved into the challenges of deeply ingraining sustainable products and strategies.
Part of a broader, year-and-a-half-long probe into the definition of sustainable design, the magazine hosted a series of panels as part of its "Perspective" event series.
For this six-part series, Metropolis asked the textile industry's foremost experts what inspires them—here's what Susan Lyons, president of Designtex, told us.
For this six-part series, Metropolis asked the textile industry's foremost experts what inspires them—here's what Edelkoort told us about designers expanding the scope of a product’s life cycle.
The commercial flooring manufacturer's pursuit of the stringent Living Product Challenge standards yields change at every level.
Textile design is, to say the least, a varied field. High-tech woven wearables seem far removed from efforts…
An astounding 50 billion of those paper cups per year will end up in U.S. landfills because their material cannot be recycled or composted.
Super-Sustainable Dwelling, Built to Push the Limits of Self-Sufficiency, Goes on View at U.N. Headquarters
A collaboration between Yale University, Gray Organschi Architecture, and the U.N., the CLT module was designed and built within a break-neck speed of five weeks.
Just as he’s wrapped his largest and greenest project to date, Thomas Kosbau’s brand of idealistic architecture is growing up.
On view at the BSA Space in Boston, NatureStructure features a bridge that doubles as bat habitat, plans for 3D-printed reefs, a floodwater-absorbing parking lot, and more.
The second phase of the Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park, which opens today, was co-designed by SWA/BALSLEY and WEISS/MANFREDI.
2100: A Dystopian Utopia, written by architect Vanessa Keith and her firm StudioTEKA Design, depicts a world where humanity has dramatically adapted to risen seas and extreme weather.