January 6, 2022
In Three Buildings Around the World, Old Methods Find New Purpose
Advanced sustainable technologies—from hyper efficient renewables to automated building management systems—continue to advance at breakneck speed. But that doesn’t mean simple, time-tested materials and techniques like wood framing, biocomposite insulation, and natural ventilation can’t be part of the green building conversation. In fact, as three new projects reveal, pushing such proven ideas beyond their expected boundaries can make them more relevant than ever.
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Nine Female Textile Artists Bring Belgium’s Sober Aesthetic to New York
The Gift to be Simple group exhibition, curated by Li Edelkoort, highlights designers reinterpreting the country’s rich textile history in pared-back, yet poignant, fashion.
Paved With Good Intentions: We Still Can’t Kick the Car Habit
Despite its environmental achievements, the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act substitutes electric vehicles for a more holistic, climate-friendly approach to urban planning and design.
Architecture Eats Itself at the 2022 Tallinn Architecture Biennale
The 6th edition of the biennale explores architecture’s relationship to food as well as cycles of decay and regrowth.