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From Industrial to Green Revolution: 5 Trends in Modern Environmental Architecture

From Industrial to Green Revolution: 5 Trends in Modern Environmental Architecture

The Industrial Revolution brought coal-powered factories and dense urban living, spewing air pollutants like soot and chemicals, making buildings suffer from grime, dampness, and poor indoor air quality – while introducing a devastating environmental toll. Since then, the construction industry has been a major contributor to environmental pollution and resource depletion. However, in recent years, there has […]

Bring the Brick Back: 4 Examples of Stunning Modern Buildings Using Brick

Bring the Brick Back: 4 Examples of Stunning Modern Buildings Using Brick

Few human-made construction materials stand the test of time as the good-old, humble brick does. Historians believe bricks are the oldest-known construction materials. Archaeologists uncovered bricks dating back to 7,000 BC in some ancient settlements in present-day Southern Turkey. The ancient craft of brick-making continued during the Middle Ages in Europe, and peaked during the Industrial Revolution in the […]

From Trash to Treasure: 4 Facades From Recycled Materials

From Trash to Treasure: 4 Facades From Recycled Materials

Over the last decades, sustainability has become one of the most defining forces across all industries, and architecture is no exception. A growing number of architectural firms and practitioners aspire for their buildings to be as green as possible. To do so, they utilize new digital technologies, innovations, and materials — and also tap into their own […]

Beyond Timber: 5 Natural Construction Materials for Sustainable Homes

Beyond Timber: 5 Natural Construction Materials for Sustainable Homes

As a material, concrete has been the backbone of the modern construction industry thanks to its versatile and durable nature. It’d be hard to imagine the 20th century without concrete. However, there’s also a rising awareness about concrete’s significant adverse environmental impacts: Cement is the source of about eight percent of global carbon emissions. The construction and demolition of […]

Toward a Circular Future: Can We Recycle Skyscrapers?

Toward a Circular Future: Can We Recycle Skyscrapers?

Our built environment is one of the top contributors to climate change, currently generating about 40 percent of annual global emissions. As the world needs 13,000 buildings a day to keep up with the ongoing demand due to rapid urbanization and population growth, some of these buildings are also inevitably getting old and are in need of replacement. When a building […]

How Green Building Technologies Are Transforming Home Construction

How Green Building Technologies Are Transforming Home Construction

Our built environment generates about 40 percent of the global carbon emissions. Almost a quarter of this comes from operational emissions, such as the energy needed to heat, cool, and run our buildings, while the remaining quarter is from materials and construction. Cement, the most ubiquitous material used in most modern buildings, is responsible for a total […]