Green Design

  • Eli Meir Kaplan/Wonderful Machine for eco-structure MagazineScot Horst, Senior Vice President of LEED poses for a portrait on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at the U.S. Green Building Council headquarters in Washington, DC

    In Development

    A discussion with Scot Horst, USGBC senior vice president, LEED.

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    What's In Your Product?

    A designer at BNIM examines the use of environmental product declarations.

  • The hyperbolic-paraboloid form of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Lawn at Lincoln Center in New York, by Diller Scofidio  Renfro and FXFowle, was designed not only to carry the weight of an extensive green-roof system, but the live loads of walking visitors.

    The Grass Ceiling

    Green roofs are here to stay. But aesthetics and energy savings must be balanced with the practicalities of structure, water, and wear.

  • University of Kansas Center for Design Research

    University of Kansas Center for Design Research

    Lawrence, Kansas / Studio 804

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    Match Point

    Colocated systems gather multiple functions into a single structure to redefine sustainable growth in the 21st century.

  • Eli Meir Kaplan/Wonderful Machine for eco-structureBill Browning poses for a portrait on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC.

    2011 Evergreen Awards Perspective Winner

    William Browning of Terrapin Bright Green.

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    From Planes to Placemaking

    Edmonton wants to turn a historic airport into a carbon-neutral community for 30,000 residents. Two directors from Perkins+Will explain how it can be done.

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    Ultra-Green Modular Homes

    Modular homes, which have been around for a few hundred years, are adopting an ultra-green identity.

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    Deal Maker

    Green architecture is just as important on the other side of the table.

  • An energy-efficient, low-maintenance building shell and both passive and active solar energy systems yield a building that can fend for itself in a remote location subject to extreme weather.

    A Northern California Vacation Cabin Looks After Itself

    An off-grid mountain cabin celebrates independence in style.



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