With more than 80 percent of the country’s land area lying less than one meter above sea level, Maldives is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The archipelago, hosting 25 low-lying atolls in the Indian Ocean, is also the lowest-lying nation in the world — … [Read more...] about Maldives is building a floating city to adapt to climate change
A tenth of global carbon emissions is made up of building materials and construction. That’s why engineers are in search of better alternatives to polluting materials such as cement bricks, which require a whole lot of energy to produce and winds up in the landfill at the end of … [Read more...] about Could mushroom bricks replace cement bricks?
As it becomes increasingly crucial to integrate sustainability into our built environment, it’s a pleasure to see a growing number of urban development projects doing exactly that. One of the latest of such projects is set to rise in Boston’s Financial District. Called the … [Read more...] about Boston to become home to one of the world’s greenest office buildings
While commercial centers such as shopping malls don’t necessarily evoke a community feel, a Thai architecture firm seeks to flip the script by reimagining the typical Southeast Asian mega-malls as green community hubs. The design firm, called Architectkidd, has recently … [Read more...] about Architecture firm reimagines the mall as a green community space
Just 10 minutes outside the Dutch city of Rotterdam, a new campsite has sprung up unlike any you have ever seen before. You won’t find tents there, but what you will find are futuristic shelters made from recycled and repurposed items. The Culture Campsite, as it’s being … [Read more...] about Waste architecture takes center stage at this quirky campsite