Once again, it’s time to learn from the modernist masters about light, air and openness. In some ways, hotels could see a real renaissance if… Read More »How will hotels change after the coronavirus?
There are lots of reasons we post houses on TreeHugger. Is it increasing urban density? Is it healthy? Is it prefab? Is it all-electric? Is… Read More »“Intertwined homes” are efficient, healthy, prefab and all-electric
Why now, more than ever, all new building should be Passive House. A recent post, European engineers’ recommendation: Stop recirculating air in buildings, got a… Read More »After the coronavirus, we have to throw out The American Way of Building.
But let’s not oversell wood construction. Wood is a wonderful building material. When you look at its chemical composition, it’s about 50 percent carbon, pulled… Read More »Amsterdam apartment building is a modern “ship on land”
This post has been updated. In most office buildings and North American homes, the air coming out of the ducts is mostly recirculated, with a… Read More »European engineers’ recommendation: Stop recirculating air in buildings
Maybe, but we need balconies done right. Apartment balconies can be wonderful things; having a café au lait on the one designed by Le Corbusier… Read More »Should every apartment or flat have a balcony?
Juniper is an invasive species that’s tough to work with. Whenever we write about wood construction and mass timber, we get complaints about deforestation and… Read More »Cottonwood Canyon Experience Center is built out of wood nobody wants
Design for deconstruction out of low-carbon materials is the way of the future. We love wood construction because it stores carbon for the life of… Read More »Cepezed’s new offices are a demonstration of circular design