Sustainable Materials

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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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Six Eco-Friendly Alternatives

These fixtures, furnishings, and building materials improve traditional products... 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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University of Colorado Architecture Students Build Two Cabins Made of Recycled Materials

Collaborating with the University of Utah's architecture program, Design Build... More

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One Cohesive Home Made of Six Parabolic Modules

Mexican firm Productora reimagined six reclaimed pieces, originally designed by by... More

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Honda Open Sources Smart-Home Design

The auto and equipment maker releases nearly all of its “smart home” plans to the... More

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How It's Made: Oriented Strand Board

From the forest to floors or walls, a look at oriented stand board (OSB) manufacturing—and key environmental opportunities—in four steps. More

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Ecowood Tile from Plaza Ceramica

Ecowood tiles resemble aged wood while containing 85 percent recycled material. More

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Local Harvest

Sustainable Northwest helps area architects to source environmentally preferable wood products. More

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