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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 »

OK COVID, It’s HAMMER Time!

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 »

FROM THE ARCHIVES

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 »