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.
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“Like snowflakes, no two pieces of wood can be the same anywhere on earth,” says architect Michael Green in today’s lyrical TED talk, “Why we should build wooden skyscrapers,” in which he lays out his thesis for designing and engineering the world’s tallest buildings from one of its oldest materials. “Mother Nature has fingerprints in […]
30-y-o global ideas conference seeks hot architecture talk. Are you an architect, architecture critic, historian of architecture or otherwise involved with architecture and design? Have you always wanted to give a TED Talk? To celebrate the 30th anniversary of TED, our 2014 conference will include several talks that look back on three decades of advances […]