A new wave of social and relaxation spaces bridges the gap between work and home. A moss wall is one of the biophilic principles at play at The Assemblage, a Manhattan coworking and coliving space designed by Meyer Davis. (Mikiko Kikuyama)

A new wave of social and relaxation spaces bridges the gap between work and home

As the evolution of the open office continues, a growing need for new “third spaces” has created a class of co-working, meditation, and other “out of the office” amenities for overworked employees. By Heather Corcoran As anyone used to late-night emails...
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USGBC: Report Says Cities Can Save Billions With Sustainable Surfaces

Smart surface technologies would also cut greenhouse gasses while achieving transformative benefits like making cities cooler, more resilient, healthier and more equitable. A new report released Tuesday, Delivering Urban Resilience, authored by Capital-E, quantifies the range of...
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Architect Eline Strijkers and designers Dave Hakkens and Bernhard Lenger joined Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs for a talk about the role design can play in combatting pollution

“Should we feel guilty for causing pollution? Oh yeah!” admit designers

Eco-minded designers have admitted to feeling guilty about creating products that help deplete resources and cause pollution. by Marcus Fairs Eco-minded designers have admitted to feeling guilty about creating products that help deplete resources and cause pollution at our Good...
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What the first Tesla solar roofs look like in the wild. Tesla

Green design in 2017: More solar, wind, and algae

All the top news and trends By Jenny Xie In 2017, sustainability is often the thread that connects many of the topics we cover here at Curbed, from architecture and product design to transportation and infrastructure. Browse our “Green Design” group and you’ll find that this year...
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How wellness is influencing the workplace – Archpaper.com

By Matt Shaw As sustainability becomes the new normal, designers are turning their focus to how people are affected by their surroundings and looking to new measurable standards that provide concrete frameworks for making healthy buildings. We examine one standard up close and...
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AIA COTE Awards 2015: Form & Function | Architect Magazine

AIA COTE Awards jurors highlight the prevalence of projects that blend form and function into their green designs. Buildings’ performance are considered inside and out from conception to completion, as green technologies marry aesthetics to applications. Source: AIA COTE...
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Envisioning Eco-Friendly Architecture in Paris: Hyperallergic

  by Julia Friedman The 2007 Paris Climate Action Plan set a goal of reducing the city’s environmental footprint by 75% by 2050 (using 2004 as the base year), including greenhouse-gas emissions, energy consumption, and a move to renewable energy sources. Concurrently, Paris...
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