Described by the designers as part environmental infrastructure and part vertical office park, Skygrove was conceived for a future where the natural environment is “predictably unpredictable” and the line between land and sea becomes increasingly blurred, particularly in coastal urban areas like New York City.
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REI’s new 35,000-square-foot SoHo store is the Washington-based outdoor clothing chain’s first in New York City and one of the most interesting and accessible green building projects that you’ll come across anywhere in Manhattan- even if you’re not the hiking, biking, or climbing type.
Designed by Kevin Kennon and dubbed Tian Fang, the 45-story building in Tianjin, China will incorporate biophilic design techniques to mimic the form and growth of a bamboo forest.
Columbia’s architecture school is plotting a bold future for how the profession will design and deliver 21st century projects.
A recent discussion at The New School – “The University as Green Crucible” – discussed how sustainability, green design, and green business can play a more significant role in higher education.
Having devoted his career to green design, Azizan Aziz, a senior research architect at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Architecture, has watched with great interest as USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system has become a major force in in the buildings industry. With its slick branding and status symbol cachet, LEED represents the first successful mainstreaming of sustainable building. Through it, says Aziz, green design has been embraced by many who once dismissed it as “just for beatniks and hippies.” However, recent reports indicate that many of Aziz’s colleagues in higher education are less enthusiastic about these developments.
Bates Masi has earned approval for its planned LEED Gold 132 North Main Street project in East Hampton.
On Long Island, local residents are proving that sustainability isn’t a panacea for bold modern architecture.
The Green Building Finance Consortium has released an important critique of the recent CoStar study that touted the financial performance (sale and rental premiums) of LEED- and Energy Star-rated buildings.
While green building and luxury living in Manhattan are becoming synonymous, a unique candidate for LEED certification is going up 40 miles away.