​The Built Environment Industry has a Huge Responsibility in the Climate Crisis

​The Built Environment Industry has a Huge Responsibility in the Climate Crisis Porte de Montreuil © Nexity Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/989430/the-built-environment-industry-has-a-huge-responsibility-in-the-climate-crisis Climate change is becoming more and more real every day: all over the world, we are witnessing a clear increase in climate disasters. Moreover, the latest IPCC report warns … Read more

It’s Time to Be Honest About the Impending Costs of Climate Change

It’s Time to Be Honest About the Impending Costs of Climate Change Hinds County Emergency Management personnel wade through flood waters in northeast Jackson, Miss. Image via The Hill Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/988604/its-time-to-be-honest-about-the-impending-costs-of-climate-change This article was originally published on Common Edge. The passage of the Biden Administration’s climate change package, … Read more

From Bio Materials to Load-Bearing Structures: Fungi, Algae and Tree Forks

From Bio Materials to Load-Bearing Structures: Fungi, Algae and Tree Forks Courtesy of Blast Studio Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/987455/from-bio-materials-to-load-bearing-structures-fungi-algae-and-tree-forks As researcher, designer and MIT professor Caitlin Mueller once said, “The greatest value you can give to a material is to give it a load-bearing role in a structure.” Load-bearing components … Read more

Construction Materials that Increase Resilience to Natural Disasters

Construction Materials that Increase Resilience to Natural Disasters Qunli Stormwater Wetland Park / Turenscape. Image Cortesia de Turenscape Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/986833/construction-materials-that-increase-resilience-to-natural-disasters Eucalyptus forests in Australia are known to burn periodically. It is the trees’ way of ensuring propagation, as its fruits – known as gumnuts – have an insulating … Read more

Strategic Green Spaces: How to Make the Most of their Cooling Effects

Strategic Green Spaces: How to Make the Most of their Cooling Effects Re-Defining of the Small Wild Goose Pagoda Historical District by AECOM. Image © Chill Shine Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/986249/strategic-green-spaces-how-to-make-the-most-of-their-cooling-effects Urban green spaces are considered one of the most appropriate and accessible ways to mitigate the effects of rising … Read more

Balancing Energy-Efficiency and Aesthetics: Large-Scale Thermal Fenestration Systems

Balancing Energy-Efficiency and Aesthetics: Large-Scale Thermal Fenestration Systems Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/984267/balancing-energy-efficiency-and-aesthetics-large-scale-thermal-fenestration-systems The total energy demand from buildings has risen in recent years. Driven by improved access in developing countries, greater ownership of energy-consuming devices and increasing urban densities, today it accounts for over one-third of global energy consumption and … Read more

How Architecture is Contributing to the Increase of the Temperature of the World

How Architecture is Contributing to the Increase of the Temperature of the World Photo of ETA+, via Unsplash Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/985172/how-architecture-is-contributing-to-the-increase-of-the-temperature-of-the-world Over the past 60 years, architects and engineers have surrendered to industrial construction solutions, with buildings designed to be built faster and faster and at very low cost. … Read more

Wenk Associates: Working with Water

Wenk Associates: Working with Water Burgess Creek Promenade, Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Image Courtesy of Wenk Associates Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/985286/wenk-associates-working-with-water The need to rapidly adapt to climate change has rightfully taken center stage. But the connections between climate change and stormwater management are often overlooked. Climate change impacts the hydrological … Read more

The City as an Organism

AI generated view of Guatemala City . Image © ecoLogicStudio Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/984738/the-city-as-an-organism Nature has continually played muse to architects. Colors and forms from the natural world find themselves embedded in artificial edifices. Buildings are also shaped by patterns of the wind and sun, topography, and vegetation. While architecture … Read more

The Right to the Beach: Walling off Coastal Erosion

The Right to the Beach: Walling off Coastal Erosion Construction of the Collaroy sea wall. Image © Northern Beaches Council Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/984650/the-right-to-the-beach-walling-off-coastal-erosion At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, affluent Parisians flocked to second homes on France’s Atlantic coast as a nationwide lockdown came down … Read more