A new tourism cooperative in Rio Chiquito, El Salvador gives the locals a chance to benefit from tourism on a new level – thanks to affordable cob construction.
When used correctly, bamboo is a material that has the potential to improve lives, boost local economies and contribute to environmental sustainability.
Ecovillananda is a permaculture based community in southern Mexico that promotes sustainable living in the village of San Sebastian Rio Hondo.
Rammed earth is a popular sustainable building technique, and the key to building a quality rammed earth structure is understanding the materials.
Ruins of Southwest USA tell the story of Ancestral Puebloans and the development of their architecture, partly driven by environmental factors like drought.
Indigenous people of the Great Plains of North America had a variety of dwellings adapted to the local climate, including circular dome-shaped earth lodges.
The Persian ice house and ice making technique are a fine example of what can be achieved without electricity by understanding physics and the local climate.
Hyderabad, Pakistan used to be known as the city of windcatchers, but today these traditional ventilation devices are hard to find – but not impossible.
Icelanders have been building turf houses for as long as the country has been inhabited, and the buildings are well-adapted to the local environment.
The ger is the traditional shelter of the nomads of Mongolia, but today the nature of the ger is changing as it adapts to modern and urban life.