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Architecture at Zero 2015 winners propose zero-energy student housing building

Posted: Monday, November 23, 2015
As time passes, the need increases for feasible innovative technology in architecture. In response to this, the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) launched the Architecture at Zero competition to encourage ongoing research on zero net energy design. For its fifth edition, professional and student participants designed…

Summit Powder Mountain cabin design winner shows “how to build responsibly at 8,400 ft”

Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The Summit Powder Mountain competition invited architects, engineers, artists, and students to envision designs for the ideal mountain residential community in Utah's Wasatch Range. At an altitude of 8,400 feet atop 10,000 acres of untouched land, the houses are required to be sustainably built with natural materials that…

“GreenWave” wins the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2015
The Buckminster Fuller Institute announced GreenWave as the winner of the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge. Attracting over 400 entries this year, the competition pool was steeply narrowed down to only six finalists. As the winning initiative, GreenWave will receive the $100,000 grand prize toward…

A glimpse of the SURE HOUSE by 2015 Solar Decathlon winner Stevens Institute of Technology

Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
In the last two years, over a dozen teams of college students from the U.S. and abroad designed fully operating solar-powered houses for the biennial U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. First launched in 2002, the 2015 Decathlon took place at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine,…

Hollyhock House, Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, drought designs win in L.A. Architectural Awards

Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015
As per usual, the Los Angeles Architectural Awards, bestowed annually by the LA Business Council, reeled in a new set of high-caliber projects for 2015, with several of this year's winning projects addressing California's severe drought. Over three dozen teams were recognized for their projects that exhibit excellence in…

Emerging designers win in inaugural Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge

Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2015
The non-profit Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and Autodesk announced today the winners of their inaugural Product Design Challenge. Participants were challenged design sustainable products that meet the competition's core criterion of "remaking the way we make things". In other words, products had to…

AIA selects the 2015 COTE Top Ten Green Projects

Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2015
The AIA and the Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced a new set of Top Ten Green Projects for 2015. For the last 19 years, the annual Top Teen Green Projects program is considered to be the profession's most rigorous awards program for highlighting sustainable design excellence. The…

Perkins+Will’s Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability wins 2015 RAIC Green Building Award

Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2015
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada announced the University of British Columbia's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability as the 2015 recipient of the Green Building Award. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in buildings that are considered to exhibit environmentally responsible design features as well as promote the health…

Boston Living with Water finalists propose strategies to strengthen the city’s climate resiliency

Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The coastal historic city of Boston is projected to have up to five or six feet of saltwater flooding by the year 2100. In response to this, the Boston Harbor Association, City of Boston, Boston Redevelopment Authority, and Boston Society of Architects teamed up to create the Boston Living…

In detail: Boeri Studio’s Bosco Verticale, the 2014 International Highrise Award winner

Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014
If you couldn't get enough of Boeri Studio's Vertical Forest — or Bosco Verticale — you can now feast your eyes on some more photos. The idea of a tall living-forest tower has been done numerous times, to the extent that it's considered a green architecture trope. But…

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