Articles and researches

November 19, 2020

Flea treatments are poisoning England’s rivers

Insecticides used to kill fleas are proving to be way too effective. The chemicals are poisoning English rivers and killing bugs they were never meant to encounter, […]
November 19, 2020

Plastic waste incineration skyrockets carbon emission rates

For the U.K., plastic waste incineration presents a major stumbling block in attempts to achieve net-zero emissions. According to an open letter compiled by a coalition […]
November 19, 2020

Old bathhouses get new life via NPS adaptive reuse program

After Rose Schweikhart, an avid homebrewer, settled in Hot Springs, Arkansas, she began to wonder if the mineral-rich hot spring water that made “Spa City” famous could […]
November 19, 2020

Niraamaya Retreat honors traditional design with local materials

Located in Vayitharamattom, Kumarakom in the lakefront region of Southern India, the Niraamaya Retreat is a haven for wellness and rejuvenation with sustainable design elements throughout. […]
November 18, 2020

Architect designs his own breezy, plant-filled home in Los Angeles

David Montalba, founding principal of Montalba Architects, recently completed a 5,450-square-foot personal residence in Santa Monica, California. The design is based around a vertical courtyard concept […]
November 18, 2020

Permaculture design expert Matthew Prosser builds a family dome home

Great design can be subjective, but few can argue with architecture that incorporates natural materials sourced directly from the land it’s built on. One stellar example […]
November 18, 2020

Chic geothermal-powered home embraces indoor-outdoor living

Dutch design studios Bedaux de Brouwer and i29 have blurred the boundaries between indoors and out at Outside In, an aptly named 400-square-meter villa for a family of four. Completed […]
November 17, 2020

Affordable senior housing gets a climate-responsive upgrade in California

San Diego-based design firm Studio E Architects has given an affordable housing development a climate-responsive renovation while strengthening the multiplex’s sense of placemaking in the desert […]