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Sand Wars
Sand Wars is a surprising investigation into one of the most consumed natural resources on the planet. Due to the high demand for sand, the planet's reserves are being threatened. Three-quarters of the world's beaches are in decline and bound…
Shipping Home - A Family Makes a Home from a Shipping Container
Shipping Home follows the year-long construction of Asheville, North Carolina's first shipping container residence. However, this is no HGTV fairytale - Ryan and Brook must balance life and parenthood with their aspirations of a sustainable dream house.
Environmentally Sustainable Construction
Environmentally Sustainable Construction is a philosophy for designing and constructing homes and communities. By incorporating these principles, architects, designers, builders and tradesmen can create a living environment that is truly sustainable. Each chapter in the DVD is devoted to separate…
KieranTimberlake - Loblolly House (2007) and Cellophane House (2008)
KieranTimberlake, an architectural firm based in Philadelphia, is a recognized leader of the "green" architecture movement in the U.S. As this film illustrates, its founders Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake have been developing innovative means to combine sustainable design principles…
Ray Kappe: California Modern Master - Forty Years of Modular Evolution
Ray Kappe has long been a cult figure in the architectural scene in and around Los Angeles. In 1972, he founded the influential, avant garde Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC), where many of the younger-generation architects have studied or…
Scraphouse: San Francisco
ScrapHouse was a temporary demonstration home, built entirely of salvaged material on Civic Center Plaza adjacent to San Francisco City Hall. Over the course of just six weeks, a team of volunteers scoured Bay Area dumps and scrap yards. A…
Sustainable Architecture
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 2007
Sustainability is taking root at the forefront of architects' design philosophies. The Currents, a ten-storey residential tower and new home to the Great Canadian Theatre Company, is a green development from the partnership of Peter Busby and Windmill Developments in…
What Green Can Be
This film goes beyond the four Rs -reduce, repurpose, reuse, recycle- of being green, showing how one small town is encouraging green building through the lens of one house under construction, and the beautiful results that can occur when we…
Easy Like Water
Easy Like Water profiles one man's resourceful quest to fight the effects of climate change in the developing world through the power of "design for good" - a growing global movement to encourage design-driven social change as a community-based response…
Inventing Cornell Tech: The Vision
Ground has been broken on Roosevelt Island for New York City's newest academic campus - the sustainable, high tech home of Cornell Tech, a radical reconception of graduate level engineering study for the information age. Over the next three years,…
Houses Of Straw
This film shows the recent development of strawbale building in Germany. In interviews with owners, builders, architects and experts many relevant green building topics are discussed. Straw is an annually renewable crop, available wherever grain crops are grown. It is…
Swinburne ATC
Part of the Series: Sacred Spaces
October 2011 - Mark O'Dwyer, Director of H20 Architects. The first building in Australia to receive a 5-star green star rating.