Articles and researches

April 19, 2021

World’s whitest paint could be an A/C alternative

Engineers at Purdue University have developed a paint so white that it actually cools surfaces. They hope that the new paint can help fight global warming […]
April 19, 2021

Enter the WWF Observation Cabins competition for a shot at $17K

The Young Architects Competition (YAC) has teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to launch WWF Observation Cabins, a global competition seeking design proposals for […]
April 19, 2021

Aztec-inspired eco home sits lightly on the land in Mexico

When Mexico City-based architecture practice Mauricio Ceballos X Architects (MCXA) was asked to design a home in an ancestral place in Malinalco, it immediately knew that […]
April 19, 2021

Dreamy Costa Rican retreat uses a pavilion concept for minimal impact

Tucked into the trees where the rainforest meets the sea, the Sirena House is a Costa Rican retreat that combines separate pavilions to cause less impact […]
April 16, 2021

The Netherlands to ban carbon-emitting delivery vehicles

The Netherlands has launched a plan that will ban all carbon-emitting delivery vehicles in urban areas. The country has started by allowing only zero-emission delivery vehicles […]
April 16, 2021

Living near Superfund sites could shorten life expectancy by 1 year

Millions of Americans are exposed to toxic waste by living close to Superfund sites. There are more than 1,300 Superfund sites in the U.S., and a […]
April 16, 2021

How to get involved in virtual and local Earth Day events

The truth is we can all take steps every day to protect, honor and serve the planet. However, Earth Day, recognized this year on April 22, […]
April 16, 2021

Noa* tucks a 3-star hotel beneath a refurbished barn in Italy

When Network of Architecture (noa*) was asked to expand the traditional South Tyrolean restaurant Schönblick with a new hotel, the firm knew that preserving the site’s […]