Sustainable Design

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this house may be narrow but it packs a lot in its 8'-3" width. We need more of this.

Why Are London's House Sparrows Disappearing?

If you guessed that climate-crisis-fueled, disease-carrying mosquitoes are wiping them out, you may be correct.

The Coban Building is a model for today's urban design, by Oscar Niemeyer in the 60s. The photo of the day in our TreeHugger Newsletter.

The Coban Building is a model for today's urban design, by Oscar Niemeyer in the 60s. The photo of the day in our TreeHugger Newsletter.

Old 8-storey tall grain silos re-adapted for ice climbing : TreeHugger

Cute Cabin Is Made Out of Old Grain Silo

Others break down silos; these guys move into one.

a slideshow of beautiful bus stops!

Beautiful Bus Stops Pop Up All Over Austrian Town

a slideshow of beautiful bus stops!

RIP Paolo Soleri, architect of Arcosanti, 1919- 2013

Architecture

Learn about sustainable architecture's leading buildings and architects, as well as key topics like HVAC, green certification, and Passive House.

atelier kastelic buffey: maison glissade, ontario

atelier kastelic buffey: maison glissade, ontario

modest in scale and small in footprint, the light-filled home is characterized by a minimal gable that informs the interior, resulting in a dyanmic barn-like form that draws from the vernacular.

Favella-inspired birdhouses give city birds a place to nest.

Green Design

Make your space more sustainable with the latest information on industrial design and product design.

talk about form following function!!!

The Greenhouse Project Transforms NYC School's Vacant Rooftop

Greenhouse Design Atop The Manhattan School for Children PS 333. Credit: The Greenhouse Project The Greenhouse Project is the vision of NYC parents and educators to create environmental science laboratories on the vacant rooftops of NYC's public

Skinny micro-housing

Skinny Micro-Housing Designs Lets You Live Between Buildings

Urban infill may be one way to create housing out of under-utilized spaces between buildings; this clever project proposes a few energy- and space-saving lofts in some of the densest cities in the world.

Ugly freeway underpass beautified with recycled bike chandeliers

Ballroom Luminoso: Ugly Freeway Underpass Beautified With Recycled Bike Chandeliers

A dismal city underpass is transformed into an elegant gathering space with a series of chandeliers made out of repurposed bike parts.

Smart Egg Carton Redesign is Made From Single Piece of Cardboard : TreeHugger

Smart Egg Carton Redesign Is Made From Single Piece of Cardboard

One designer tackles how the ubiquitous egg carton could be rethought in order to waste less.

"If you can pay to park your car in front of your house or office, why can’t you also pay to have a tree right there?"  Well, now you can! So cool!

Rentable Tree Trolleys Are Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots, Parked Like Cars

Citizens who rent a parking space can choose between car or tree with this design, which imagines a rentable, mobile tree trolley outfitted with a bench, wi-fi capabilities, charging station and more.

Get on board with these 9 mobile libraries #nationallibraryweek

Culture

From history and the arts to travel and fashion, we take a broad look at culture in the context of sustainability.

Freeway underpass beautified with recycled bike chandeliers

Ballroom Luminoso: Ugly Freeway Underpass Beautified With Recycled Bike Chandeliers

A dismal city underpass is transformed into an elegant gathering space with a series of chandeliers made out of repurposed bike parts.

© Andrew Maynard Architects

Want to Build a Tiny House? Here's Where You Can Find Floor Plans

Thinking of building your own tiny house? Here are some places to find some tiny house plans to help get you started.

Floating urban forest coming to New York this summer

Architecture

Learn about sustainable architecture's leading buildings and architects, as well as key topics like HVAC, green certification, and Passive House.

Pop-up closet and shelves perfect for tiny spaces

Pop-Up Closet and Shelves Perfect for Tiny Spaces

This closet is made for people constantly traveling, moving, or for those living in small spaces.

Why are fences always dark and depressing? This neon fence in Buenos Aires is a great example of how fencing can brighten up a neighborhood.

Buenos Aires' Motorcycles Converting to Natural Gas

Next march, Buenos Aires will be the first city to have motorcycles running with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). This fuel is the cleanest of the fossil fuels available, as it's composed of methane. When combusted, it transforms into very small amounts of

Toyota's housing division to restart H2pia, the hydrogen community

Urban Design

Explore key issues and ideas in urban design and planning, including bike infrastructure, Vision Zero, walkability, density, and more.

Urban design encourages play in public spaces

Urban Design

Explore key issues and ideas in urban design and planning, including bike infrastructure, Vision Zero, walkability, density, and more.

The tiny sleeping rooms designed for airports land in an old Moscow building; they are more than a hostel and less than a hotel.

Rent a Tiny Sleepbox at Moscow Airport. For Sleeping.

When I first wrote about the Sleepbox two years ago, I was dubious that it would ever see the light of day, noting "It is an interesting exercise in seeing how small a space one can comfortably live in, but one

Urban bug houses in Paris park

Why Bugs Belong in Your House

A human home inevitably contains about 100 kinds of arthropods, research shows, but most are harmless and some can be helpful.

Urban furniture encourages play

Urban Design

Explore key issues and ideas in urban design and planning, including bike infrastructure, Vision Zero, walkability, density, and more.

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I am leaning to Responsible Design.

What's a Better Term Than "Sustainable Design"?

I am leaning to Responsible Design.

I am leaning to Responsible Design.

What's a Better Term Than "Sustainable Design"?

I am leaning to Responsible Design.

this house may be narrow but it packs a lot in its 8'-3" width. We need more of this.

Why Are London's House Sparrows Disappearing?

If you guessed that climate-crisis-fueled, disease-carrying mosquitoes are wiping them out, you may be correct.

The Coban Building is a model for today's urban design, by Oscar Niemeyer in the 60s. The photo of the day in our TreeHugger Newsletter.

The Coban Building is a model for today's urban design, by Oscar Niemeyer in the 60s. The photo of the day in our TreeHugger Newsletter.

Old 8-storey tall grain silos re-adapted for ice climbing : TreeHugger

Cute Cabin Is Made Out of Old Grain Silo

Others break down silos; these guys move into one.

a slideshow of beautiful bus stops!

Beautiful Bus Stops Pop Up All Over Austrian Town

a slideshow of beautiful bus stops!

RIP Paolo Soleri, architect of Arcosanti, 1919- 2013

Architecture

Learn about sustainable architecture's leading buildings and architects, as well as key topics like HVAC, green certification, and Passive House.

atelier kastelic buffey: maison glissade, ontario

atelier kastelic buffey: maison glissade, ontario

modest in scale and small in footprint, the light-filled home is characterized by a minimal gable that informs the interior, resulting in a dyanmic barn-like form that draws from the vernacular.

Favella-inspired birdhouses give city birds a place to nest.

Green Design

Make your space more sustainable with the latest information on industrial design and product design.

talk about form following function!!!

The Greenhouse Project Transforms NYC School's Vacant Rooftop

Greenhouse Design Atop The Manhattan School for Children PS 333. Credit: The Greenhouse Project The Greenhouse Project is the vision of NYC parents and educators to create environmental science laboratories on the vacant rooftops of NYC's public

Skinny micro-housing

Skinny Micro-Housing Designs Lets You Live Between Buildings

Urban infill may be one way to create housing out of under-utilized spaces between buildings; this clever project proposes a few energy- and space-saving lofts in some of the densest cities in the world.

Ugly freeway underpass beautified with recycled bike chandeliers

Ballroom Luminoso: Ugly Freeway Underpass Beautified With Recycled Bike Chandeliers

A dismal city underpass is transformed into an elegant gathering space with a series of chandeliers made out of repurposed bike parts.

Smart Egg Carton Redesign is Made From Single Piece of Cardboard : TreeHugger

Smart Egg Carton Redesign Is Made From Single Piece of Cardboard

One designer tackles how the ubiquitous egg carton could be rethought in order to waste less.

"If you can pay to park your car in front of your house or office, why can’t you also pay to have a tree right there?"  Well, now you can! So cool!

Rentable Tree Trolleys Are Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots, Parked Like Cars

Citizens who rent a parking space can choose between car or tree with this design, which imagines a rentable, mobile tree trolley outfitted with a bench, wi-fi capabilities, charging station and more.

Get on board with these 9 mobile libraries #nationallibraryweek

Culture

From history and the arts to travel and fashion, we take a broad look at culture in the context of sustainability.

Freeway underpass beautified with recycled bike chandeliers

Ballroom Luminoso: Ugly Freeway Underpass Beautified With Recycled Bike Chandeliers

A dismal city underpass is transformed into an elegant gathering space with a series of chandeliers made out of repurposed bike parts.