World's Tallest Log Cabin in Arkhangelsk


New Solar Powered Parking Garage for Santa Monica

The six-story, 882 space parking garage is designed by Moore , Ruble , Yudell and features photovoltaic Roof panels, a storm water tratment system, recycled construction materials and an energy efficient mechanical system according to Jorge Casuso at the LookOut news.

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Wood Window Manufacturer Presentation

Window Manufacturer's Presentation

Goldbrecht Window Manufacturer have made a presentation of custom wood and aluminum window products today.
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Building Green Announces 2006 Top-10 Green Building Products

2006-BuildingGreen Inc. announced the 2006 top-10 Green Building Products.
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This is a picture of underwater standing timber salvage by Triton Underwater Logging

New Report on PVC Published

The USGBC PVC report has concluded that PVC is one of the worst commonly used building materials from an environmental and health perspective.

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Morphosis versus Green Design

In today's Los Angeles Times, Christopher Hawthorne discusses the new 18-story federal building designed by Morphosis. The article plays with the thought that great design and sustainability are issues that are not always easy to combine and gets a bit confusing towards the end. In my opinion, great architecture must be sustainable, otherwise it is not great architecture.

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211 Field Trip To The De Young Museum This Weekend

This weekend our second field trip will lead us to the De Young Museum by Herzog and De Meuron at the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.
There is be a sketching/detailing exercise on the blackboard for extra credit. Look at Course Documents/Fieldtrips.

Australia Will Phase Out Incandescent Lightbulbs

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London's Climate Change Action PLan

London wants to become greenest city
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