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Entries in Sustainability (32)


Mills, mindsets, Mendocino and memories?

This past June, I had the opportunity to visit Mendocino, Calif. The purpose of the visit was to conduct a deep dive into the town’s approach to sustainability. The trip marked my third experience of the town and on this particular occasion the town’s water towers and windmills struck me in a very different and somewhat profound way.

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Size Matters Not: Designing Sustainable Airport Terminals 

Sustainability, air travel, and India are not three concepts that pop to mind as single thought, but I believe that will change when the new Gensler designed terminals at Chennai International Airport in March of 2012.

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Architecture, Storytelling + Film

Adam Goss and Red Mike founded the digital media company Spirit of Space in 2006 to “promote a greater awareness of designed environments for the architectural profession and the wider public audience.” The company recently shot several videos at San Francisco International Airport’s renovated Terminal 2, designed by Gensler, and we sat down with Adam and Mike to talk about video production as it relates to architecture and their impressions of the new T2.

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Can Technology Transform Public Transit in LA?


A First Look at the Tower at PNC Plaza

Once considered somewhat of a fringe issue, green design has gone mainstream in recent years. The opportunities it holds to reduce operating costs and carbon footprints alike has made it a priority of businesses and corporations across the globe, many of which are now looking to inhabit the sustainable skyscrapers of tomorrow.

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