Posts tagged "Building"
Remington Ammunition

Remington Ammunition

Throwin’ another gorgeous urban infill project at all you beautiful peops out there.  Let’s talk Remington Court in Seattle for a moment, a 4,300 sq ft development in the Capitol Hill neighborhood brought to us by HyBrid Architecture + Assembly.  The project features a trio of 1,500 sq ft townhouses and an attached 1,000 sq...
Dual Flush This!

Dual Flush This!

It’s all about the H2O my friends… we think water is an unlimited resource since the planet is covered in two-thirds of the stuff.  Truth of the matter is less than one half of a single percent (.4%) is accessible for human use… The United Nations claims that 1/6th of the world’s population is already...
More NZE, Plz!

More NZE, Plz!

Microprocessors double their speed every 18 months.  People now carry powerful computers in the palms of their hands, connecting to virtually anyone on the planet through the Internet.  Technologies are advancing rapidly, yet we still build the vast majority of our homes using 19th century methods (stick-built, balloon frame)… Why has residential construction been somewhat...
Garage door windows in Vancouver

Garage door windows in Vancouver

Suweeeet!!!  I’ve been jones’n to use a garage door for a window on a project for a long time… now I can see what it looks like first hand!  Located in downtown Vancouver, Townline developed this 1168 Richards Street project, which features 12 units on 6 floors. Now that’s urban living! For those Canucks out there interested in...
As Modest Mouse sings... 'Float On.'

As Modest Mouse sings… ‘Float On.’

The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated areas in the world and half of it is at or below sea levels.  Two-thirds of the country would be inundated if there were no dikes and coastal protection.  With increasing floods and rising sea levels, many are concerned as to what the landscape will look like in decades to...
Green Playbook: New resource for greening infrastructure

Green Playbook: New resource for greening infrastructure

A great resource for communities looking to ‘get their green on’ has been recently released.  It is the Playbook for Green, developed by Holland Barrs Planning Group.… The Playbook, a web-based resource, provides strategies, tips, and tools that cities and counties can use to take immediate action on climate change.  It is designed both for communities that...
Greenest building on the planet

Greenest building on the planet

The Aldo Leopold Legacy Center in Fairfield, Wisconsin was recently certified Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council.  It received 61 of the available 69 points, more than any building ever rated in the world.  This 12,000 square ft educational center is carbon neutral AND net zero… It incredibly produces 15% more energy than it uses! The...
Prefab Shoutout | Michelle Kaufmann Designs

Prefab Shoutout | Michelle Kaufmann Designs

I have to make a confession… I’ve been having an affair with Prefab for almost two years now.  I’ve tried to keep it a secret but no longer have the power…. Michelle Kaufmann Designs is a powerhouse in the Prefab scene.  With an extensive line of home design options, Kaufmann has been featured in virtually every progressive design...
Optibo Maximus!

Optibo Maximus!

I almost went into cardiac arrest when I came across Swedish studio White Design’s ‘Optibo’ housing solution.  The Optibo is a miniscule multi-functional residence, featuring furniture that is stored under the floor.  It weighs in at an astonishing 280 square feet!  (I’ve been in a 900 sq/ft bathroom before!) Ok… here’s reason number one why my heart rate went...
Chicken Point... what?

Chicken Point… what?

Here is perhaps my favorite cabin in the world… it is the Chicken Point Cabin by Tom Kundig of Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects.  It is located lakeside in Northern Idaho and features something that I dream about regularly… a 20′ x 30′ window wall that opens to the great outdoors.  These guys (aka OSKA Architects) have been highly regarded and recognized nationally for...
E2 City Homes: Green Building case study

E2 City Homes: Green Building case study

Hey folksies, Here’s a great example of a holistic green building effort that I am fortunate enough to be involved with!!!  It’s the E2 City Homes by The Urban Project and will be one of the first LEED Homes in Moneysota.  LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is third party certified by the US...
Green Building: What can I do?

Green Building: What can I do?

Green is a very hot color right now…. It’s hard to pick up a newspaper, or scroll through the internet without getting a little green love.  A lot of people are interested in making changes to their lifestyles, but don’t know exactly what to do.  That’s what I’m hear to do! So what encompasses green,...
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