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3 Sustainable Cladding Innovations That Push Material Boundaries

3 Sustainable Cladding Innovations That Push Material Boundaries

With more and more companies coming up with sustainable options for cladding, there’s no reason not to go green. Here are just three examples.

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26 days ago

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Wonder Inc. Designs a Bold Hamilton Shipping Container Home

Wonder Inc. Designs a Bold Hamilton Shipping Container Home

Wonder Inc. has created a bold shipping-container home – a residence for a family that may one day be extended to include refugees, new Canadians and friends from afar.

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July 12, 2018

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How Steelcase Used the Power of Polymer to Build a Better Chair

How Steelcase Used the Power of Polymer to Build a Better Chair

For Silq, its new task chair, Steelcase replaces complex mechanisms with a single responsive substance.

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July 10, 2018

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The Bow Chair is Zaha Hadid’s Botanical Seat of the Future

The Bow Chair is Zaha Hadid’s Botanical Seat of the Future

Zaha Hadid Architects designed the Bow Chair, a perch created with 3D-printed bioplastics that nods to the natural world.

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July 4, 2018

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2018 AZ Awards Winner: Environmental Leadership

2018 AZ Awards Winner: Environmental Leadership

In the Duke University Water Reclamation Pond, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects designed a five-hectare, multi-purpose project that reduced the school’s reliance on potable water. The project won a 2018 AZ Award for Environmental Leadership.

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June 29, 2018

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2018 AZ Awards of Merit: Social Good

2018 AZ Awards of Merit: Social Good

An inventive water-distilling device, a community-focused guest house and a hostel providing in-patient treatment to Indigenous Australians prove that design can be a powerful agent for social change. Here are the recipients of the 2018 AZ Awards of Merit in the Social Good category.

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June 29, 2018

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The Michael Green Acquisition and the Future of Tall Wood Buildings

The Michael Green Acquisition and the Future of Tall Wood Buildings

Vancouver’s Michael Green Architecture, a firm specializing in timber buildings, has been acquired by Silicon Valley startup Katerra. 

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June 1, 2018

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Four Canadian Green Space Renewals That Will Transform Their Cities

Four Canadian Green Space Renewals That Will Transform Their Cities

Greenery is vital to the health of our cities – and our health, period. Here are four Canadian green space renewals that promise to inject nature into urban environments.

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May 18, 2018

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The BIG Tiny House Prefab

The BIG Tiny House Prefab

Prefabs have long held a fascination with designers and architects. Philippe Starck, Sir Richard Rogers and Tom Dixon, to name just a few, have dabbled in the typology. Now Bjarke Ingels has joined the tradition, with A45.

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May 18, 2018

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A Tennessee Company is Recycling Toilets Into New Tiles

A Tennessee Company is Recycling Toilets Into New Tiles

Since 2009, Crossville, Tennessee has been recycling toilets and turning them into new tiles. This week, Crossville Inc. and Toto USA announced how much was saved from being flushed away – and the numbers are staggering.

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April 20, 2018

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