Monthly Archives: October 2006

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Jetson Green Thanks the Livestrong Donors!

On October 8, 2006, Tali (wife) and I participated in the 40-mile Livestrong Challenge in Austin, Texas, benefiting cancer patients.  We had a great time and were thankful to participate on the GMAC-sponsored TeamMBA, which included others associated with SMU’s MBA program.  In total, our team raised +$62,788.00.  Beautiful Tali raised $635.00, and I […]

By |October 16th, 2006|News|1 Comment

Blog Notes From Leo Marmol Lecture in Dallas (10/14/2006): Prefab + Environmentalism

On Saturday at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, Leo Marmol was kind enough to spend an hour and talk about his firm’s work in the design-build and prefab context.  I was looking forward to this lecture for about 2 months and was not disappointed.  Marmol lectured on his firm’s work with mid-century […]

By |October 16th, 2006|LEED, Modern architecture, Modern design, Prefab, Recycled|1 Comment

Skyscraper Sunday: LEED Platinum Genzyme Center

This building is a little old hat for many of the readers here (it was an AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Project in 2004), but I think there are some important aspects of the projects that can be remembered and applied to new green projects.  This building is in the highest eschelon of LEED ratings, […]

Dallas' Commerce Street Townhomes Receives Design Award

Local Dallas architect, Ron Wommack, received a 2006 Texas Society of Architects Design Award for his work on the Commerce Street Townhomes in east Dallas.  Actually, the site is located on a previously abandoned site, which was the industrial/manufacturing area east of downtown Dallas.  The neighborhood is gradually being renovated and transformed into residential […]

By |October 13th, 2006|Modern architecture, Modern design|0 Comments

3form Releases 100 Percent, A 100% Recycled Decorative Panel

Low impact, high design.  I just wanted to let the architects and designers know about a cutting edge material from 3form called "100 Percent."  100 Percent is made from 100% post-consumer high-density polyethylene (HDPE).  Basically, 3form collects post-consumer HDPE flakes, sorts them by color, arranges the flake material to create a pattern, and then […]

By |October 12th, 2006|Modern architecture, Modern design, Recycled|1 Comment

Current Energy: The World's First Home Efficiency Store

This is not an advertisement or a commercial.  I was going to the iPod store on Knox (in Uptown, Dallas) and noticed this new store right next door called "Current Energy."  Tag line:  "We’ll plug you in."  I liked the design of the store and decided to go in and check the place out.  […]

By |October 12th, 2006|Gadgets|0 Comments