Being sustainable is as much about us as “influencing others to step up” – Humanscale

“When we started exploring sustainability, the conversation in the furniture world was still, ‘You don’t eat your chair, so who cares about its toxins?’. Jane Abernathy’s words sound ridiculous to our 2021 ears. But Humanscale’s chief sustainability officer first broached the subject of product labels half a decade ago. “Back then, suppliers would tell us […]

17 projects from the COP26 Build Better Now Virtual Pavilion

Melbourne’s Monash Woodside Building for Technology and Design heads up a selection of 17 “exemplary sustainable projects” in the Build Better Now Virtual Pavilion. Timed to coincide with the COP26 climate summit, which closes in Glasgow this week, the project is being led by the UK Green Building Council with 100 partner organisations from the […]

Five architecture and art installations highlighting climate crisis at COP26

Architects, artists and designers from across the globe are highlighting issues around climate change in a series of installations in and around Glasgow’s COP26 conference. The Scottish capital will host climate talks for another week with the penultimate day dedicated to the built environment. The Cities, Regions & Built Environment Day is scheduled for 11 […]

“Adopt principles of passive design from the outset” – Jackson Clements Burrows

“Sustainability is entrenched in the values and traditions of the company and is the absolute foundation for long-term corporate success,” Miele tells me recently. “Sustainability stands for integrity, a sense of responsibility towards people and the environment, continuity and, last but not least, a sense of quality.” Never one to shy away from a frank […]

“We need to harness design as a force for good” – Breathe’s Bonnie Herring

Ten architect-designed gardens that feel like sanctuaries