An ensemble of showstopper international designs that raise the bar on green living.
The most exciting new buildings in the world are now almost all environmentally-aware, sustainable and conceived to consume far less energy than ever before.
The fact that the building industry is one of the major sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the world, makes this new trend all the more significant. Being “green” means being aware of the responsibility implied in the construction and use of modern buildings, and there are many ways to express this rising consciousness. It stretches far beyond superficial “green washing”.
“Some solutions, the ones generally called passive, are as old as the history of architecture, while others are born from cutting-edge technologies.”
Where the grass really is greener
There are “green houses” and greenhouses, where plants form part of the design vernacular. As people seek to live closer to nature, the concept of greenhouses has extended beyond their horticultural roots to incorporate a new notion of botanical living.
Full acknowledgement and thanks are given to “100 Contemporary Green Buildings” by Philip Jodidio for providing the information and images for this article.