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William McDonough featured in a film project exploring the meaning of “legacy”

“The Legacy Project” explores this universal question of what we leave behind, using new cinematic portraiture techniques to draw viewers deep into questions of life, lifestyle, and one’s contribution to the future. This project is a portion of a broader set of explorations by videographers David Hodge and Hi-Jin Hodge, called Closer by the Minute. They use digital technology to show the depth and power of exploring a subject in a careful, methodical way. The works …

William McDonough in Dwell magazine: a conversation with science writer Alexis Madrigal

The April issue of Dwell magazine features a dynamic conversation between William McDonough and science writer Alexis Madrigal. Here’s the set-up– Young Billy McDonough, long before he cowrote Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things with Michael Braungart or won a National Design Award, or generally presided as one of the big thinkers around sustainable design, learned how energy worked with his body. As a boy growing up in Japan, he lived in an …

William McDonough featured in Forbes.com

Terry Waghorn, founder/CEO of the Katerva Foundation, and Forbes contributor, spoke with William McDonough recently about Cradle to Cradle and how his upbringing has shaped his thinking, his design approach, and more. Here’s the first Q&A– In a nutshell, what do you mean by Cradle to Cradle® design? We use the term “Cradle to Cradle design” to refer to an intentional system of design and decision making based on a fundamentally new view of the world. For billions of …

William McDonough at TED2012 this week…

Throughout the week, TED2012 will showcase an extraordinary collection of speakers with just this in common: they have something remarkable to share, and they are able to share it in a remarkable way. Follow along right here. right here. LivingHomes introduced its new house, the C6, at TED2012. It was designed as part of a new partnership with Make It Right, a nonprofit founded by Brad Pitt and renowned architect William McDonough to build 150 Cradle …

Congratulations to FOX Vakanties at Park 20|20 for its BREEAM Excellence rating

We are thrilled for our clients, both the Delta Development Group behind the Cradle to Cradle-inspired Park 20|20 business park in Hoofddorp, and FOX Vakanties. The FOX Vakanties building is the recipient of the first BREAAM Excellent certificate awarded to a building at this site. This certificate is the result of outstanding performance of the complete team. The objective is for every building at Park 20|20 to register with BREEAM and be award a certificate …

Congratulations to Steelcase on 100 years!

William McDonough is honored to be one of 100 people tapped to celebrate the Steelcase anniversary by offering his vision of the future. Here’s a snippet from the site– “Welcome, you have just entered a global circus of dreams from people of every age and every continent, part of the Steelcase 100th anniversary. Glad to make your acquaintance, I’m John Hockenberry an author and journalist and something of a ringmaster for these proceedings. Together we are going to …

William McDonough is at TED2012 this week…

Throughout the week, TED2012 will showcase an extraordinary collection of speakers with just this in common: they have something remarkable to share, and they are able to share it in a remarkable way. Follow along right here. right here.

around and about: We’re excited about this upcoming SFMoMA show about Buckminster Fuller

Next month, a new show will open at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, which will focus on Buckminster Fuller and his influence on the Bay Area. Here’s a little bit more– The Bay Area attracts dreamers, progressives, nonconformists, and designers. Buckminster Fuller was all of these, and though he never lived in San Francisco, his ideas spawned many local experiments in the realms of technology, engineering, and sustainability—some more successful than others. The Whole …