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  • Announcing the Winners of the Passive House Design Competition in Bulgaria

    Here is the winner and honorable mentions from the Passive House Competition in Bulgaria! Passive House Bulgaria challenged the architectural community to design a schematic design proposal for an affordable, low energy, single-family houses, focus the public attention to this new type of energy efficient buildings, and promote the design and construction of Passive Houses [...]

  • Algae-Producing CO2-Scrubbing Powerhouse?

    Influx_Studio, the Paris based firm has developed a plan to transform Chicago’s Marina City Towers into a green sustainable machine! Their design would use the entire building as a algae-producing, carbon reducing, greenhouse that would be able to sustain itself, by creating its own energy source. The Marina City  Towers were built  in 1962, and [...]

  • A Day on the Hubway!

    Susan Yoo and Kim Poliquin of SHIFTboston spent the day trying out the new Hubway bike share system in Boston. From South Station to Back Bay through the Fens to Downtown Crossing and out to the dry docks they interviewed other Hubway riders and observed the system. Here is what they have to say.   [...]

  • Making Plans for the Summer? Try ONE LAB!

    Are you looking for something to do this summer?  If you are a student, architect, artist, scientist, or just interested in all the above, be sure to check out ONE LAB in NYC! This year’s, ONE LAB will last for 3 weeks and concentrate on recent advances in biotechnology.  Participants will explore design with a [...]