BUILD SUSTAINABLY

The rapid growth of the world population and increasing urbanization are leading to a tree boom, especially in large cities and suburbs. We present sustainable architectural projects and show you the current challenges and possible solutions for sustainable construction.

Future country craving - Deurbanisation modernises the province

Deurbanization: Hardly audible, but shaping the future in the countryside is bringing noticeable changes - also in the city.

Bosco Verticale: Are Forest Towers the Future of Sustainable Design?

More and more people are drawn to the city and more and more green space has to make room - wooded high-rise buildings should represent a solution to the problem

Micro homes - great freedom and the smallest ecological footprint

A new kind of quality of life - micro-house as an inspiring and environmentally friendly living concept

Book Club: Dig It! Building bound to the ground - building culture on the surface of the earth

Our book tip of the month digs deep into building culture - on the trail of architecture and its roots in the surface of the earth.

How sustainable cities can promote urban resilience

Environmental pollution, scarcity of resources and social inequality - many challenges of the present as well as climate change are concentrated in cities - sustainable urban development counteracts this

Berlin TXL will soon be a smart city and hotspot for urban technologies

5 questions to Philipp Bouteiller about the innovative and sustainable redesign of the former Berlin Tegel Airport In an interview with Prof. Dr. Philipp Bouteiller, CEO Tegel Projekt GmbH

Big City-Life: Sky Pool opens in London's Embassy Gardens

London architecture project: The 25-meter-long “Sky Pool” in the urban district of Embassy Gardens connects two ten-story buildings

Book Club: Gio Ponti appears as a personal & exclusive special edition

"Even if Ponti wasn't about saving resources, but about the impression of lightness, his approach can be transferred to our time"

Mid century furniture: a touch of nostalgia in your own apartment

A luxurious and practical furnishing trend that is catching on again after more than half a century: mid-century furniture is back 

Rethinking living spaces: Modular architecture and housing concepts

With modular architecture and flexible living concepts into the future of living - we show sustainable and creative projects that rethink living

Green Furniture Concept: Biophilic Design & Modularity for Public Interior

Johan Berhin, founder and designer of Green Furniture Concept, talks about natural design as a symbol of security and the importance of modularity and circularity for interiors in public places Interview with Johan Berhin, Founder & Designer

Dodds & Shute: A platform is changing the design industry forever

"We started using our company as a case study for sustainable change in 2017 - the idea drives us that we can initiate real change in the design industry" In an interview with Stefan Dodds and Nick Shute, founders of Dodds & Shute

3D printing ideas: These innovative formats set new milestones

Hardly any other industry has experienced such a boom in recent years as three-dimensional printing technology - here are five particularly innovative 3D printing ideas 

Book Club: Ai Weiwei - 40th Anniversary Edition

Our book tip of the month follows Chinese activist and artist Ai Weiwei through his life stages and shows his works inspired by the different phases

News: "All Eyes On" - The digital format of the German Design Award 2021

This year, the winning projects of the German Design Award will be presented by the German Design Council in a new online framework.

Dodds & Shute: Swedish furniture brands leading in terms of sustainability

No other country produces furniture as sustainably as Sweden. This finding has been shown in the new sustainability report from Dodds & Shute

Book Club: Lo-TEK design movement relies on indigenous technologies

Inidigenous technologies as a solution to climate change - In conversation with the author Julia Watson, about alternative ideas in symbiosis with nature In an interview with Julia Watson

Home Report 2021 - Trend developments in the housing and construction industry

The most important living trends in 2021: About redefining a good home and why cities need to become more resilient

Design Project Pollution Ranger & Smog Shade visualizes smog data

Designer Huachen Xin inspires social change with his Pollution Ranger and Smog Shade In an interview with designer Huachen Xin

Book Club: Homes For Our Time

Our book tip of the month shows the most beautiful, most interesting houses worldwide as well as the ingenuity of visionary architects

What is photovoltaics? The modern energy solution simply explained

Photovoltaics is one of the most promising renewable energies of our time. Here is everything you need to know about it

Wallmakers House: Award-winning architecture with a sense of sustainability

Vinu Daniel is considered an architectural pioneer. His Wallmakers house Shikhara shows how he is revolutionizing modern house construction in the long term

Garden design ideas for the perfect late summer

Midsummer is here and with it the desire to spend more time outside. With these garden design ideas, your garden will become an oasis of wellbeing

Home Report 2020 - Future of Living and Building

How can the architecture of our cities, our buildings, but above all the architecture of our lives, be better designed?

Architectural design and new standards for sustainability

Setting signals where they are created - this is what the British architecture firm does with its sustainability manifesto

Inspired by nature - Regenerative design beyond sustainability

Michael Pawlyn pioneered regenerative architecture through innovation through imitation of biology

Pantone's Color of the Year is "Classic Blue"

In 2020, Pantone is banking on a classic: "Classic Blue" is the color of the year. The color embodies calm, simple elegance and timelessness

Solid wood or solid timber? Here's everything you need to know about woods and the differences between them  

Living & building with the most sustainable raw material in the world. Wood appeals to us aesthetically and also ensures a pleasant room climate. Whether solid wood, solid wood or real wood - we explain the differences

Holiday in tiny houses or eco cabins - pure nature in design objects

Find a vacation in a tiny house and get back to nature and concentrate on the essentials. We show the best tiny houses for a very special nature vacation

The Vessel - New York's newest attraction from designer Heatherwick

The Vessel is the heart of New York's newest luxury neighborhood, Hudson Yards. The building, designed by Thomas Heatherwick, opened its doors for the first time this year in Manhattan's Midtown West

Everything you need to know about eco-friendly paint

In addition to the organic colors made purely on a natural basis, there are also increasingly new, environmentally friendly colors from renowned brands. We explain what you have to pay attention to when buying

100 years of Bauhaus and the nationwide expedition

In the almost 14 years of its existence, the Bauhaus revolutionized creative and artistic thinking. The big anniversary will be celebrated nationwide in 2019

Sustainable organic colors - Naturally beautiful

With color nuances for a higher standard of living in your own four walls. Sustainable organic colors ensure a non-toxic well-being

Vertical farming - the future concept of agriculture

Vertical farming is intended to revolutionize the future of agriculture. To what extent can the concept be implemented at home and in the city

Morgan Freeman - A ranch against bee mortality

More than just honey - why actor Morgan Freeman is fighting bee deaths with a ranch and what each one can do

Current news & challenges related to sustainable building

The rapidly growing world population and megatrends such as urbanization are leading to a construction boom in metropolises and suburbs. However, since buildings have a significant impact on natural habitats and are responsible for a considerable part of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, it is important to look for sustainable architectural solutions. Here we show how sustainable building works and which projects meet current challenges.


Pioneering architecture design & sustainability

Due to the environmental impact of the building boom, sustainable building is now the focus of visionary architects. Forward-looking concepts such as the design of climate-neutral and climate-restoring buildings promise to successfully combine architectural design and sustainability. Discover here which globally relevant architecture projects shape our future through sustainable building.


In addition, current knowledge about international building attractions, design trends, and environmentally friendly and regenerative architecture in our cosmos for sustainable building.