Call it responsibility or accountability. Or simple popular demand. The rarefied world of design is embracing the environment as never before. Top architects are implementing revolutionary methods. Fashion and furniture mainstays are manufacturing products using sustainable materials. And luxury empires are establishing credos on issues their customers are still waking up to. Behind the scenes, trailblazing executives are taking big risks to make it all happen beautifully.
Designs for this sliver of land off the coast of Azerbaijan mimic the country's rugged peaks. Here, each mountain is a residential development lined with strategically placed photovoltaics. Wind farms help power the island. big.dk