Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture: Mod.Fab

by Kelsey Keith Students at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture in Arizona have developed a new prototype for a desert home, injecting modern day pre-fabricated construction methods into the prairie ethos of the 20th century architect. Though recent Wright obsession has turned its focus to the architect's love life instead of his work (including novels "The Women" and "Loving Frank"), the acolytes at …

Cascadia Living Building Challenge and Leader Program

by Russ Lowe Moving beyond the once revolutionary LEED (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design) scope of strategies and requirements for building green, Cascadia, the Northwest chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council's Living Building Challenge meets once unimagined sustainability standards in areas of Site, Water, Energy, Materials, Indoor Quality, Beauty and Inspiration and Process and Leadership. Using a guideline of 20 prerequisites, the initiative …

Translucent Concrete

Aron Losonczi has invented translucent concrete by adding fiber optic material to the traditional concrete mix. Dubbed Litracon (light transmitting concrete), the material should be commercially available by the end of the year and has the potential to revolutionize construction. Read via Gizmodo