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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Virtual Playgrounds: How “Gamification” Can Help Us Solve Urban Problems

Virtual Playgrounds: How "Gamification" Can Help Us Solve Urban Problems

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing,” said George Bernard Shaw, the celebrated Irish playwright who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925. Playing is human; likewise, games have been a fundamental tool for human evolution. Throughout history, they helped us to learn, create social bonds, release stress, and […]