Tonight President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union Address with a message of innovation, education, and reformation. The President discussed clean energy, oil subsidies, high-speed rail, and a number of other things that will directly impact how we living in the future. Here are some soundbites from those remarks.
Following on the heels of the successful launch of La Boite, Mark Meyer and Austin-based designSTUDIO designed and built another container-based eatery. SushiBOX just opened at 2nd and Congress in downtown Austin, so you’ll want to drop by if in the area. The re-purposed container features bio-based spray foam insulation, rainwater HOGs, and some nifty waterjet-cut details. Executive Chef Ben Crockett leads the sushi-making experience and there’s already one positive review on Yelp.
Blu Homes is on a tear lining up projects and relaunching iconic homes such as the Glidehouse. This month, the Massachusetts-based start-up is “Perfecting an Icon” in the form of unveiling the new and improved Breezehouse. In fact, just barely into the relaunch, Blu already sold two of these homes and is working on a few more in the pipeline, according to Maura McCarthy, co-founder and VP of sales and marketing.
There’s a lot of innovation in the wind technology sector and this bladeless concept could be a game changer in the next few years. In fact, “Turbine-free wind power” was placed on the NY Times Magazine’s annual Year in Ideas list with this video explaining the idea.
The world of tiny living.
How do you seal leaky ductwork?
The balance for affordability and sustainability.
LEED Platinum-seeking home sold for $11.5 m.
The rise and fall of global eco-cities.
Location matters in building green.
Innovation for better white LEDs.
Reclaimed Space, an Austin-based company that crafts custom prefabs out of reclaimed materials, recently installed this project in Bastrop, Texas. It’s a small home of 512 square feet that wears the character of salvaged materials well. The owners work full-time on a private yacht and ground here with their horses and Brangus cattle when not sailing the world, making this their “land yacht.”