Monthly Archives: May 2007

Jason Hammond Home + From the Ground Up

I was blown away when I found out about this online blog at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  It’s called From the Ground Up and the journal is tracking Jason Hammond’s quest to build a unique, modern home in the Twin Cities.  The blog also includes information from the project’s architect, […]

By |May 31st, 2007|Materials, Modern architecture, Vegetation|0 Comments

Mashup: MKD + SketchUp + Google Earth

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to put a Michelle Kaufmann Designs home on your piece of land?  Now you can do it, and you’re going to love this.  Here’s what you do:

Step 1:  Go to the Google 3D Warehouse and type in "MKD."  You […]

By |May 30th, 2007|Gadgets, Modern architecture, Prefab, Vegetation|3 Comments

Video: Hive Modular in Germantown, Nashville

I found this blog dinking around with my Blackberry’s feedreader software.  David Hunter has a blog called "Nashville Modern Prefab," and he’s documenting his experience trying to build a modern Hive Modular home near downtown Nashville.  For anyone that’s interested in some of the hurdles of getting approvals, etc., for a […]

By |May 28th, 2007|Modern architecture, News, Prefab|2 Comments

S2: Zero Emissions, Zero Energy Office Tower – Burj al-Taqa

I’m a little late getting to this because I’ve reserved it for the Skyscraper Sunday column, but news of this building pretty much swamped the blogosphere a couple weeks ago.  This is the Burj al-Taqa, or Energy Tower, a project conceived by a handful of architects and Eckhard Gerber.  If Gerber’s computer models prove […]

By |May 27th, 2007|Energy Efficiency, Skyscraper, Solar|0 Comments

NYC's Green Taxi, Green Marketing, + Building Green TV (WIR)

NYC Mayor Bloomberg announced plans for an All-Hybrid Taxi Fleet.  Marketers don’t yet understand how to push green ideas. Building Green TV show set to air on PBS starting June 5, 2007. 

By |May 26th, 2007|News, Week in Review|0 Comments

The Daily Green's Weird Weather Watch Feature

Do you ever just get outside and look in the sky?  Last night, it was about 10:15 pm here and I could still see light peeking through the clouds on the horizon.  I can dig that, light until 9:30 pm.  Moving across the country, I’ve had the opportunity to […]

By |May 25th, 2007|Conservation, Land Use, News|0 Comments