News Feature: The best strategy for using trees to improve climate and ecosystems? Go natural
Despite big headlines and big money devoted to massive tree-planting projects that pledge to stave off desertification, the most effective method may be nurturing native seeds, rootstocks, and trees. Near the start of the rainy season in June 1983, Tony Rinaudo hauled a load of trees in his truck to be planted in remote villages in the Maradi region of Niger. Driving onto sandy soil, Rinaudo stopped to let air out of his tires to get better traction, and was hit by a sense of futility. For…
H3T Architeki Suspends Pitch-Black Mini-House Underneath Czech Bridge
H3T Architeki principal Vít Šimek and his colleagues in Prague built a suspended hut nearby an abandoned military training camp in Pardubice as a gu...
Best Of: waste and biomaterial innovation at Dutch Design Week 2019
In Eindhoven, designers exhibit how the term ‘natural resources’ is being totally rethought, showing the potential for working with – and scaling – bio and waste materials.
Department of Architecture Co. Takes a Fresh Look at Shingles For a Northern Thailand Inn
Wanting to be sensitive to the region’s centuries-old architecture, Department of Architecture Co. takes a fresh look at buildng shingles for an inn in Chiang Ma...
Biophilic Design Benefits Students, Even in Schools with Tight Budgets
Long before the term ‘biophilia’ entered the scientific lexicon in the 1970s, it served as an innate design practice. In Hellenistic Greek and Roman architecture, op...
Brizo Invari Bath Collection-Creative Campaign Polished Gold Detail - Design Milk
Brizo’s Invari Bath Collection Integrates Edwardian Elegance with Machine Age Sensibility - Design Milk
Quebec's International Garden Festival Marks its 20th Year with Standout Immersive Works by Appareil and More - Azure Magazine
The 20th anniversary of Quebec's International Garden Festival serves up an immersive – and thought-provoking – series of follies.
Orbital Systems: Creators of The World's First Smart Recirculating Shower
We’ve taken water for granted for too long. It’s time to use it smarter. At Orbital Systems we innovate smarter ways to use water.
Our FourReal®A Table is a unique and clever design suited for any sized environment and capable of making single spaces multi-functional: The “A” frame offers more than beautiful lines; humans naturally lower their voices when conversing with something overhead.
1 Hotel Central Park Lobby
1 Central Park is a new luxury hotel inspired by the natural beauty of nearby Central Park. The hotel's accommodations feature lots of natural light and a floor-to-ceiling slot of living plants, allowing you to breathe easy. Each room was designed using organic and reclaimed materials and is appointed with Keetsa hemp-blend beds, in-room Nexus devices, glass terrariums and much more. Enjoy a farm-fresh meal at our signature restaurant with a menu created by Chez Panisse alum, Jonathan…