Sustainable Materials

Object of the Moment: PaperBricks by WooJai Lee
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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

Six Eco-Friendly Alternatives
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Six Eco-Friendly Alternatives

These fixtures, furnishings, and building materials improve traditional products... More

Five Cutting-Edge Building Materials to Watch in 2016
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Five Cutting-Edge Building Materials to Watch in 2016

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

 University of Colorado Architecture Students Build Two Cabins Made of Recycled Materials
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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

One Cohesive Home Made of Six Parabolic Modules
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One Cohesive Home Made of Six Parabolic Modules

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

Honda Open Sources Smart-Home Design
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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 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 Tile from Plaza Ceramica

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

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Local Harvest Local Harvest

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

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NOAA Waterfront Smart Growth Website NOAA Waterfront Smart Growth Website

A few weeks ago, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) overhauled its website on coastal and waterfront smart growth. More

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