Articles and researches

March 17, 2020

Welcome to Niue, the first country recognized as a Dark Sky Place | MNN

You may not have heard of Niue. From sea to shining sea, this island nation is about 100 square miles of raised coral in the South […]
March 17, 2020

Air pollution could make COVID-19 more dangerous

Some climate experts are hypothesizing that living in areas with high air pollution could make cases of COVID-19 worse. Smoking tobacco products could also worsen the […]
March 17, 2020

A sculptural office crowns the solar-powered Stellar building in India

Following four years of design and construction, Mumbai-based design studio Sanjay Puri Architects recently completed Stellar, a solar-powered commercial building in Ahmedabad, India. The building features […]
March 17, 2020

Northern China’s largest bamboo pavilion covers nearly half an acre

After years of building bamboo houses across rural China, Italian architect Mauricio Cardenas Laverde completed his largest bamboo project yet — the Bamboo Eye pavilion, a […]
March 17, 2020

Prefab Birdbox is the perfect retreat for nature-lovers

With a design that can only be described as a “bird box for humans,” this prefab dwelling from Norwegian studio Livit gets its inhabitants as close to […]
March 17, 2020

Rubia Tiny House features minimalist, sustainable design

Byron Bay-based Little Byron has really outdone itself with its latest tiny home model. The Rubia Tiny House is merely 160 square feet, but thanks to […]
March 16, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic triggers reduction in global air pollution | MNN

As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold and triggers lockdowns in major urban centers, researchers studying air pollution data are recording significant improvements in air quality levels. […]
March 16, 2020

New affordable housing in Silicon Valley boasts net-zero emissions

In one of the nation’s most expensive housing markets, a new multifamily community has sprung up to provide 66 affordable rental apartments in Silicon Valley. Named […]