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“The Helix” Is Just the Tip of Amazon’s Arlington Iceberg

A subterranean portion of the structure will host thousands of workers. Read more »

Reclaimed Building Materials in the Age of COVID

Using reclaimed building materials is a great way to save resources and lower the embodied carbon of a building, but obtaining these materials has created a new set of legal and ethical challenges. Read more »

Capitol Insurrectionists Claim Sustainability Motives

“They were conducting an energy audit,” say attorneys representing dozens of alleged intruders. Read more »

Inspired by 2021 Pritzker Winner, Bjarke Ingels Renounces New Construction

News that BIG will no longer design new buildings shocks the architecture profession. Read more »

Trump Presidential Library to Feature Golf, Gambling

The new space will break with staid traditions and offer some unusual amenities. Read more »

Passive Survivability Standard Modified for Post-Pandemic Office Buildings

The threshold for demonstrating habitability during power outages just got a lot easier for office buildings in the post-pandemic era. Read more »


COVID has upended our lives, homes, and offices. It’s time to fight back with HAMMER brand biocidal antifungal nonviral germicidal disinfectant antimicrobial therapeutic (BANGDAT) sprays, coatings, and composites. Read more »


USGBC Embraces Legal Marijuana

LEED v4.20 introduces a wide range of cannabis-oriented prerequisites. Read more »

Award-Winning Homes Capture “Seamless Biophilia Experience”

“Immersive” Lundhjem houses recently won the Lille Arne prize from the Danish Association of Architects. Read more »

Clown Population Embraces Tiny House Movement

Clowns test the social fabric of tiny house communities while imparting valuable lessons in low-impact living. Read more »

Social Distancing Challenges Tiny House Clown Movement

Clowns in tiny house communities are finding challenges, and solutions, in the age of social distancing. Read more »

Texas Advances Plan to Insulate Border Wall

State lawmakers are proposing a solution to keep out Mexico’s heat and reduce cooling costs for U.S. citizens. Read more »

A Concrete Phoenix Rises: Meet the Brutalist Tiny House

Two great movements—from the past and present—come together in a towable 45,000 lb. package. Read more »

Bewitching Designs Snag Coveted Resilience Awards

Self-propulsion wins the night at this year’s Rizzies, but a controversy brews. Read more »

Resilient Design Is a Big Load of Crap

Why are you taking survival advice from a bunch of pencil jockeys? It’s time to start listening to the pros. Read more »

New Level of LEED Certification Could Increase Market Uptake

It’s a win-win for winners, says Rick Fedrizzi, of the LEED Effort certification—an answer to concerns about v4’s excessive rigor. Read more »

With GOOP, Green Building Explores New Depths

Gwyneth Paltrow’s offering to the sustainability world rewards projects for venerating the “cradle of civilization.” Read more »