By Jody McCutcheon
In the past year, I’ve written about some impressive—and impressively sustainable—architecture projects unveiled around the world, and no doubt, the wealth of this eco-friendly design has enriched residential, commercial and civic/cultural buildings. Green-conscious designers have toed the line and then some, sacrificing neither brilliance nor creativity in pursuit of that perfect balance between function and aesthetics. Led by these thinkers and their ideas, building design moves ever forward, pushing the envelope of eco-architecture a bit further each year.
It was a tough decision to make, but here are my choices for the top five eco buildings of 2013.