Great Modern Spin on the Yurt


The yurt has been around for a long time, which makes sense since it is a pretty good design for a shelter. Freedom Yurt-Cabins, based in Aurora, Colorado have recently unveiled a modern take on this classic, which includes energy-efficient windows, good insulation and a real front door.

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New Coating to Cut Carbon Emissions Dramatically


As it is with most things, sometimes very small actions can make a huge impact in the quest for a more sustainable world. The company DropWise has developed a new type of coating for use in power plants, which could reduce carbon emissions considerably. Read more »

Rammed Earth Workers’ Quarters


No, I’m not talking about the simple, bare bones homes of workers in ages past. The Australian firm Luigi Rosselli Architects have adopted this sustainable and energy efficient building material and practice to construct a residence for seasonal workers at a cattle ranch.

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Printing a Hotel Suite


The 3D printing of concrete structures has been around for a while now, but it’s still not come very far in development, considering it is quite an ingenious and sustainable building alternative. However, engineer Lewis Yakich, has recently successfully printed a hotel suite in the Philippines. Read more »

Deltec Homes Introduces DIY Collection


Deltec Homes, high-performance prefabricated homes, introduced their line of homes specifically targeted to do-it-yourselfers. Using the same material and prefabrication method as their custom homes, the DIY Collection consists of predesigned, standardized home packages ready to go straight to production, eliminating design fees and reducing lead time.

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Mall With Largest Green Roof in the World


Silicon Valley, CA just might be getting a mall with the largest green roof in the world. The developer firm Sand Hill Property Company has recently acquired a 50 acre (20 hectare) plot of land, currently occupied by Cupertino’s Vallco Shopping Mall. Read more »

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