From an environmental standpoint, the truth about many architectural projects seems grim.
Thankfully, many contemporary architects are finding very clever ways to limit our far-reaching imprint without failing to integrate nature into their buildings. Such is the case of the Corallo House by PAZ Arquitectura. The architects built a home in a forest, and rather than completely flattening the site, they actually went about preserving trees and building around them. The trunks appear throughout the entire home as one of the central elements of design and allow the space to interact with nature, both indoors and out.