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Object of the Moment: PaperBricks by WooJai Lee

Old newspapers get a second life as multifunctional blocks that are sturdy, but... More

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Five Cutting-Edge Building Materials to Watch in 2016

These products and technologies draw inspiration from the natural world. More

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Wiel Arets Architects Completes the A' House in Tokyo

The Amsterdam-based firm built A’ House to correspond with the low-rise houses of a dense neighborhood outside Tokyo, and anticipate the future by meeting the stringent earthquake building requirements. Wrapped in glazed relief glass, the façade features extendable windows and a concave fold allowing for ample interior daylight. More

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Conceptual Biomimetic, 3D-Printed Gear for Unsustainable Environments

Clothing developed by researchers at MIT's Mediated Matter group is designed to... More

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Tex-Fab’s Four Finalists Have a New Vision for Plastic

The jury for the organization’s fourth annual competition picked projects that... More

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Filling in the gaps between sustainability and preservation practice. More

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4 Green Features Customers Want

How to show clients that a sustainable home can save money and improve their lives. More

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Merit Award: Key Peninsula, Gig Harbor, Wash.

Sustainbly built waterfront home connects residents to the outdoors while retaining some inspirations--and materials--from the cabin it replaced. More

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Modern Medley

Franke has combined work surfaces of tempered glass with stainless steel bowls for hip, easy-to-clean kitchen sinks. More

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