B-Line Small and Stylishly Green Prefab

This B-Line Small was designed by Hive Modular and completed within the last year.  Hive has a variety of home models in various sizes, and they can be designed with a flat or pitched roof.  As you can see here, this home features a pitched roof, which provides some passive benefits; the home maximizes southern exposure, sits lightly with a small, 1410 square-foot plan, and takes advantage of an urban infill lot.  In addition, the modern modular home has some other common green elements:

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By |February 10th, 2009|Categories: Modern architecture, Prefab, Single Family|Tags: , |4 Comments

Form & Forest Flat Pack Cabins

This is the Cowboy by Form & Forest, a company planning to launch on February 19th with a full set of flat pack prefab cabins.  One of their first designs is the Cowboy — it's perfectly small at 635 square feet and comes with a kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom, bathroom, laundry, and covered porch.  With designs commissioned from D'Arcy Jones Design, Form & Forest plans to launch other cabins in various sizes up to about 1559 square feet.  The cabins are shipped flat as pre-assembled panels, and Form & Forest anticipates this will save time and waste in the construction process. 

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By |February 9th, 2009|Categories: Modern architecture, Prefab, Single Family|Tags: |0 Comments

Bardessono Near Zero Energy Luxury Inn

This new, luxury inn and spa just opened last week in Yountville, California, a small town in Napa County named after one of the first guys to establish a vineyard in the area.  The 62-unit boutique getaway includes a spa with four treatment rooms, rooptop infinity pool, fine dining restaurant, and meeting spaces.  Designed by WATG, the inn also features unique indoor/outdoor features such as private courtyards for guests and private outdoor showers. 

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By |February 8th, 2009|Categories: Hotel, LEED|3 Comments

Green Loans, Dubious LEED Claims, Home Redesign, + The Stimulus

The green promise of prefabrication.  Financial incentives could spur green roof installations. Loans for green buildings still available in recession. Hotels look to LEED to boost green creditability.  Watch out for […]

By |February 7th, 2009|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments

Reclaimed Corrugated Cardboard Design

This sculpture art by Mark Langan is pretty interesting.  Mark reclaims corrugated cardboard boxes, cuts them, and creates all sorts of formations, including logos, statements, and images.  His creations are so full of texture and life — I imagine one of these could be the perfect piece to complement your green business, green building, and green policies.  These sculptural pieces would certainly give you the opportunity to talk about company sustainable policies and initiatives.

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By |February 5th, 2009|Categories: Materials, Recycled|1 Comment

Clybourn Point Condos Shine Brightly

Located in Chicago's growing River North district, this mixed use development offers engaging and sustainable design.  The concept of mixed use is not new by any means, but is making a strong comeback with the demand for sustainable urban design.  Clybourn Point offers ground floor retail and parking, three levels of contemporary condominium living, and a habitable green roof to top it all off. 

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By |February 5th, 2009|Categories: Condo, Modern architecture|1 Comment
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