Architecture & buildings

Ancient masonry

Architectural geometry

Democratization of design

Cities as complex adaptive systems

Vibrant architecture: matter as a codesigner of living structure

In flux: community design for change, chance and opportunity

Exploring cultural heritage through acoustic digital reconstructions

The effect of light on architecture, and vice-versa:

Photoluminescent glasses and their applications 

An architectural exhibition linking light exposure to health

Superlux: smart light at, design and architecture for cities

Illumination of dense urban areas by light redirecting panels


Bio-inspired design

Architecture that repairs itself?

What is biomimetic architecture?

How biomimicry can be applied to architecture

City farming:

The vertical farm: a keystone concept for the ecocity

Building codes: safety, quality, ergonomics, energy:

Building an energy atlas

Green building and climate resilience

How salt causes buildings to crumble 

The greenest commercial building in the world

In search of a healthy and energy efficient building

The Edge - world's smartest and greenest building?

New building guidelines proposed to clean up city air

Intelligent facades generating electricity, heat and algae biomass

New compound could become 'cool blue' for energy efficiency in buildings

The business case for adapting buildings to climate change: niche or mainstream

Building and land use regulatory implementation and compliance at the local level

Weathering homes to uniform standard can achieve $33 billion in annual energy savings

Energy benchmarking of commercial buildings: a low-cost pathway toward urban sustainability

To battle natural hazards, interdisciplinary research team turns to resilient, sustainable buildings 

The economics of change - catalyzing the investment shift toward a restorative built environment 

Parametric study of thermodynamics in Mediterranean courtyard: tool for the design of eco-efficiency

Green energy planning for cities & communities: new paradigms & strategies for a sustainable approach

Roof top factors:

Roofs and roads

Skyscaper green retrofits guide

Living roofs help build better cities

White, green or black roofs - economic comparison

Bright is the new black - multi-year performance of high-albedo roofs in an urban climate


Smart window that tints and powers itself

Chinese scientists unveil energy-generating window

Architecture in space and oceans:

Space architecture: from outer space to the ocean floor

Life stories of architects:

The architects using animation skills to build film careers



The jewel of the 1964 Olympics: the Yoyogi National Stadium


nZEB case studies


Hurricane Sandy and the case for resilient design

As net-zero building gains speed, Portland tests the limits

American cities are many times brighter than German counterparts

NYC: are our buildings prepared for natural disasters bigger than Hurricane Sandy?

Hydrological performance of extensive green roofs in NYC: multi-year modeling of three full-scale systems