Diverging Diamond Interchange

What you see above is the “diverging diamond,” a freeway-and-surface-street interchange system that reduces the number of conflict points and, in theory, traffic delays, by having drivers switch to the left-hand side of the road temporarily. It’s a French innovation, but it’s starting to catch on in the states.

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Sky Garden House

I think one of the reasons that many are skeptical about environmental design is because they think its terribly complex and costly. It does take a bit more effort on the front end, but it’s definitely not rocket science. This architecture by Guz Architectsis a wonderfully developed minimalistic design with a curvilinear flare that really brings out the organic coverings. I’m most impressed with how design facilitates the needs of the plants and shrubs located throughout the house.

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