John Karakatsanis/Flickr via Creative Commons license The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens, Greece, under construction

Why Architecture Critics Should Ask about Embodied Energy

When designers try to spin their projects as sustainable, journalists should dig to expose the truth. By Fred A. Bernstein Just under a decade ago, I reviewed a Las Vegas development called CityCenter for ARCHITECT. After listing some of the center’s green features, like low-flow...
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the idea of the ‘terra’ surface by yuriy ryntovt is an anthem to earth. all images © annegret boenemann

affair with earth showcases hemp fur, soil furniture and paper made from fallen leaves

presented during 2019’s edition of dutch design week, ‘affair with earth’ brought together ukrainian designers to explore new sustainable materials. the works were showcased on surfaces completely covered by a green living ecosystem and investigated different sources of...
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