Following the thread of green design … today’s New York Times profiles Sim Van der Ryn, the Bay Area-based pioneer in sustainable architecture, whose work includes the solar-powered Guitar House, a 15,000 sq. foot “rammed earth” mansion, believed to be the world’s largest green residence.
It’s no longer possible to ignore the effect humans have — on the environment, on each other and on the Internet. In that spirit, this session brings together people with big ideas on responsible design, creation, consumption and eating. From a renegade gardener to energy software maker, this session takes into mind that it’s not […]
Architect Michael Green presents an interesting riddle: why are buildings made of wood only a few stories high when trees found in nature are remarkable for their height? Speaking in session 7 of TED2013, Green shares his deep love of wood — which he first discovered from his grandfather, a woodworker who taught him to […]