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Photos of the concrete façade of the Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum in Japan.
Eco housing has to be deisgned differently depending on the local climate. I am used to thinking of green houses as carefully sealed boxes with triple-glazed windows to retain heat during winter. This one, designed for Costa Rica, is the exact opposite.
TV series of How Buildings Learn (1997) by Stewart Brand
(Via @asajeffrey on Twitter)
Honext boards are a construction material made from the sludge at the end of paper mills.
Building a catenary-arch soda kiln. A catenary is the optimum shape for a self-supporting brick arch and hence the basis of a free-standing brick kiln.
Cross-laminated timber and other innovations make large-scale wood buildings increasingly attractive.
Traditional architectural styles use largely forgotten tricks to regulate their internal climate with little expenditure of energy.