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EarthCraft Platinum Modern in Georgia

Lisa Vail is one of the contributors here at Jetson Green, and I really love her point of view, which you can read here, but she’s also very involved in various renovation projects and most recently her own green home.  It’s a contemporary stunner and a Hansgrohe showcase house.  If you’re in the Atlanta area, the Vail Residence will be on the AIA/Modern Atlanta Home Tour this June 9-10, 2012, but here’s an early preview.

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Prefab Wet-Cores Used in Next-Gen Home

The concept of using off-site fabricated modules for core elements of a home is not necessarily new.  In fact, most recently Proto Homes introduced a hybrid-prefab system with the Proto Core, which is a chase for mechanical, plumbing, and electrical.  It’s also being used in the form of “wet-cores” for The House of the Immediate Future with Habitat for Humanity (Seattle/South King County) at the Seattle Center.

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Starck Sweeps in with Emeco Broom Chair

Broom is another chair made by Emeco and Philippe Starck, but this one isn’t made with aluminum.  As explained by Starck: “Imagine … a guy who takes a humble broom and starts to clean the workshop, and with this dust he makes new magic.” In this case, the dust is discarded industrial material — 75% reclaimed polypropylene, 15% reclaimed wood fiber, and 10% glass fiber — and the magic is a stackable chair.

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