A German Architectural Firm Embraces Sustainable Building Practices

This article is part of a special report Climate Solutionslooks to worldwide efforts to make a difference. There was a time when Martin Henn’s grandfather and father were at the peak of their careers, when many architects lived by the simple belief: bigger was better. But with a growing awareness of how this thinking contributes …

Finding Architectural Inspiration in the Crystal of a Sea Sponge

At the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, cylindrical clumps of the glass sponge Euplectella aspergillum protrude like skyscrapers in the deep sea. some house tiny shrimpAccording to whom, an 11-inch sponge is actually high-rise. And the sponge’s glass skeleton is definitely an architectural feat, consisting of a geometric lattice that gives the sponge the impression …

Kristen Richards, 69, Died; Reshaping Architectural Journalism Online

“Perhaps what excites me most is when I see educators and students subscribe, especially from a country like Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, China, Sri Lanka, and other countries are under conflict or violent rule,” he said. 2012 interview. “This gives me hope – these students are our future.” A summer trip to Greece became almost a …