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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 […]

The Reimagined Cityscape: How Electric Vehicles Are Transforming Urban Design

The Reimagined Cityscape: How Electric Vehicles Are Transforming Urban Design

The Electric Vehicles (EV) market is at a pivotal juncture, characterized by robust growth, diversifying price points, and increasing global adoption. The global market is expected to zoom past USD 623 billion this year and surge at a steady 10 percent annual clip until 2028, reaching a whopping USD 906 billion. That translates to nearly […]

6 Most Iconic Green Buildings From 6 Continents

6 Most Iconic Green Buildings From 6 Continents

Our planet is groaning under the weight of unsustainable construction practices. Buildings guzzle a whopping 40 percent of global energy and account for nearly a third of greenhouse gas emissions. The climate crisis demands a monumental shift, and green buildings offer a powerful solution. By minimizing their environmental footprint, they slash energy consumption, conserve precious resources, and even improve […]

Ganvie: 5 Urbanism Lessons From a Floating West African Village

Ganvie: 5 Urbanism Lessons From a Floating West African Village

Ganvie, endearingly nicknamed as the “Venice of Africa,” is a remarkable floating town nestled amidst the tranquil waters of Lake Nokoué in Benin, West Africa. With a population of around 20,000 people, the town is built entirely on stills — and it has been this way for centuries. The colorful wooden houses date back to […]

A Year In Review: Top 5 Architectural Projects of 2023

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The year 2023 witnessed a dynamic array of cultural developments that reshaped societal norms and challenged traditional narratives — and the field of architecture was no exception. In 2023, as sustainability, inclusion, and cultural preservation took a more central stage than ever in architecture, we witnessed a surge of architectural brilliance, with groundbreaking projects unveiled across the globe. […]

5 Stunning Low or Zero Energy Buildings

5 Stunning Low or Zero Energy Buildings

The built environment contributes to nearly half of all global CO2 emissions each year. The lion’s share of this environmental impact belongs to the day-to-day running and energy needs of our buildings such as homes, offices, schools, or hospitals: The building operations, including their energy consumption, accounts for approximately 27 percent of the world’s annual CO2 emissions. […]