Puma City Revised for World Cup 2010

After the debut of PUMA City in Boston last year, PUMA redesigned the massive retail container space to create a new space in New York to coincide with FIFA World Cup 2010.  The smaller space, PUMA City NY, features two separate shipping containers configured as a retail space by architects LOT-EK and builders SG Blocks, maker of the Harbinger House.


By |June 15th, 2010|Categories: Container Design, Modern architecture, Retail|1 Comment

Pop Up House Prototype in Petaluma

If you liked the Ultimate Desert House, you’ll probably have some interest in this PopUp House from House Port. Pictured is a prototype of the PopUp House in Petaluma, California, which was built with SIPs and a metal house port. The actual home is shaded by a galvanized roof for natural ventilation, and the company has designs for one or two cube installations.


By |June 15th, 2010|Categories: Prefab, Single Family|5 Comments

Green Building Pioneer Launches Network for Regenerative Businesses

David Gottfried, founder of the USGBC and owner of this super green home renovation, recently launched a new business consortium with several industry experts, 19 founding member companies, and 60 real estate design, construction, and ownership affiliates.  The U.S. Regenerative Network is an invitation only network of green building product manufacturers and service providers with two main goals:


By |June 15th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: |1 Comment

Passive Materials, Health Concerns, Sensible Design, + Wisdom Farming

Eco-friendly designs. Green roofs need sensible design. Does LEED minimize human health concerns? Does Passive House require non-traditional materials? Green construction weathers tough economy. Looking to Japan for urban farming wisdom.  […]

By |June 12th, 2010|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments

Modern LEED Eco Luxury in Honolulu

With the weather getting warmer, perhaps you're thinking about a visit to the lake or the local pool with the week coming to an end.  If not, check out this ultra luxury home located on the beach near Diamond Head State Monument in Honolulu, Hawaii — it'll get you thinking.  Earlier this year, the home was featured in the Honolulu Star Bulletin and described as being for sale for $6,680,000, but it's now listed at $5,988,000. 


By |June 11th, 2010|Categories: LEED, Modern architecture, Single Family|4 Comments

A Durable Soft New Carpet Tigressa

Last month, Shaw invited a number of bloggers to Atlanta for the launch of a new carpet product called Tigressá SoftStyle.  While we were invited, we were not able to participate, so the company sent us a sample kit for review.  The kit includes a new patch and one that’s been tested with 20,000 steps, and they’re both just as soft — I can’t tell a difference between the two.  Hence, the tagline: The Softer, Stronger Carpet.


By |June 10th, 2010|Categories: Materials, Recycled|Tags: , , |2 Comments

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