Unleashing a fourth industrial revolution on Europe is the bold aim of a report on how to make the Continent’s buildings carbon-neutral energy producers.
Profound, unnecessary waste characterizes our relationship with the goods and materials of everyday life. “There is an alternative,” explains Walter Stahel, a veteran sustainability architect.
Before the terminal interference of Stalinism, architects in Moscow were creating housing designed to allow newcomers from the countryside to enjoy and make full use of a “socially superior mode of life.”
The observatory that sits atop Griffith Park is one of Los Angeles' most beautiful treasures, both because of its art deco looks and dazzling views of the city below.
Climate change hits different regions in different ways. As Europe's climate warms, some areas are already trying to adapt. New crops are being planted and there's a call for buildings that don't overheat in warm weather.
Just this once, I wish I could write with pictures instead of words. That would make it easier to explain why the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who died Wednesday at 104, was one of my heroes.