Yearly Archives: 2006

/2006

Modern Rammed Earth: Red Hill Residence (Australia)

I’m a big-time proponent of green buildings, but if I hear straw bale, adobe, tee pee, or the like, I tend to lose interest.  And the same goes for rammed earth.  That is, until I saw the Red Hill Residence, which happens to be a modern rammed earth home, designed by Christopherchris […]

By |December 21st, 2006|Gadgets, Modern architecture, Modern design|11 Comments

Hive Modular Video: Modern, Semi-Affordable + Light Green

If you’re a prefab enthusiast, you’ve probably heard of Hive Modular–they’re pushing the envelope on modern, highly-customized, affordable modular homes.  I’ve included a short video with Paul Stankey talking about some of the benefits of modular building.  Notice, prices are going to be variable due to extreme variations in […]

By |December 20th, 2006|Modern architecture, Modern design, Prefab|1 Comment

Market Style Apartments: Comfortable, Green Apartment Community for Naval Personnel

The Navy has commissioned a $39.5 million, 2-level, 6 courtyard apartment community for about 420 Naval service members in Norfolk Naval Station.  What’s most impressive is that the community will use environmentally friendly design and pursue LEED certification.  Dubbed Market Style Apartments, the apartments were designed by VOA Associates, a Chicago-based firm with considerable […]

By |December 19th, 2006|LEED|1 Comment

Mixed Use Summit 2006: 4 Reasons To Think About Sustainability

"If you're not thinking about sustainability, you're missing the boat. TODs, urban development, LEED, etc. There are four reasons you should be thinking about it: (1) it's the right thing to do, (2) your competition's doing it, (3) it adds value to the project, and (4) it speeds up the process." - Ken Ryan, Principal of EDAW Inc.
By |December 18th, 2006|LEED, News|0 Comments

Skyscraper Sunday: City of Arabia's "Green" Times Residences

Dubai has money like no other place I’ve ever seen.  They’re working to beat Taipei 101, so they can have the tallest building in the world.  Now, they’ve announced this building called Times Residences, which is aiming to be the only rotating residential structure in the world.  Solar energy will be stored and used […]

By |December 17th, 2006|Modern architecture, Modern design, Skyscraper, Solar|4 Comments

Noteworthy Green News: Week in Review

Enertia: Houses Heated + Cooled by the Sun – No furnace, air conditioner, heat pump or swamp cooler — just an innovative design that harnesses geothermal energy and sunlight year round. Sydney Leading Light in Hour of No Power – This ambitious plan aims to send a message to Australians about […]

By |December 16th, 2006|Solar|0 Comments