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Modern Eco-Shed on Bowen Island

I imagine you've seen some of the 10 "insanely" green sheds in a recent publication of Popular Mechanics.  I read the article and was captured by the Eco-Shed, a structure that cost owner and author James Glave about $100,000 to build.  With the help of Dan Parke of Salal Architecture, Glave put together an incredible low-impact writing studio. Check it out. 


By |July 21st, 2010|Categories: Modern architecture|Tags: , |5 Comments
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First Platinum Multifamily in LA County

This is Casa Dominguez, a new multifamily development in Los Angeles County.  It’s actually the first LEED Platinum multifamily project in the county, according to non-profit developer and architecture firm Abode Communities.  Located in East Rancho Dominguez, the project features a blend of one- to four-bedroom green apartments suited for low-income families.


By |July 20th, 2010|Categories: Affordable, LEED, Multifamily|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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The Moderne Container Sales Center

Recently I noticed this container structure, The Moderne Showroom, which is a sales center for a mixed-use tower planned for Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  It's not the first container sales center we've seen — recall the MirabeauB sales center — but it's interesting, temporary, and functional.  The structure was designed by Rinka Chung Architecture and provides another example of shipping container reuse in an architectural context. 


By |July 19th, 2010|Categories: Container Design, Modern architecture|1 Comment
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Modern Motel 6 Takes LEED Certification

This is the first economy hotel in the nation to obtain LEED certification, according to a recent press release by Accor North America.  Located in Northlake near Texas Motor Speedway, the Motel 6 combines European style rooms, modern detailing, and eco-friendly elements while still remaining economic and approachable.  The green hotel opened in October 2009 and features some of the following green elements:


By |July 18th, 2010|Categories: Hotel, LEED|1 Comment
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Walkable Suburbs, Wasting Water, Smaller Houses, + Green Leases

Green pools make a splash. Building a smaller house is better. 6 ways you're probably wasting water. Getting the most out of your green lease. New efficient energy code will save a […]

By |July 17th, 2010|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments
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The E.D.G.E. of a Modern Green Home

This modern residence, monastic and fantastic at the same time, is called E.D.G.E., an Experimental Dwelling for a Greener Environment.  It’s small, with 480 square-feet of space, yet the space appears plentiful as it transforms to suit a variety of uses.  Plus it’s beautiful inside and out and has some incredible green elements.


By |July 16th, 2010|Categories: Modern architecture, Prefab, Single Family|Tags: , , |13 Comments

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