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TrailerWrap Project, Mobile Home to Modern Pad

Exploring issues of sustainability and energy efficiency, the TrailerWrap Project aims to provide simple, affordable solutions to improve conditions in mass-produced, low-cost mobile homes.  Mobile homes are a prolific form of living, and important one, but they can be inefficient, ugly, and uncomfortable to live in.  So the University of Colorado at Denver College of Architecture cooked up sketches and prototypes, a kit to transform the common mobile home.  And now, that process is complete and they have the first actual TrailerWrap home.  I’m completely blown away by the results. 

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By |August 27th, 2007|Categories: Affordable, Modern architecture, Prefab|Tags: , |0 Comments
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Michigan Home Skystream Video, Small Wind Benefits

The Skystream here cost about $13k (including installation) and is intended to provide roughly 30-70% of the home’s energy, depending on weather conditions.  The video is interesting in that it shows the […]

By |August 27th, 2007|Categories: Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Gadgets, News, Wind|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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The Tallest and Greenest Building in India (S2)

Not only is this tower designed to be the greenest in India–it’s shooting for LEED Gold certification, but it’s going to have a little something for everyone.  On a small 3 acre site, Park Hyatt Tower will have retail, lodging, and residential apartments and penthouses.  As the models below illustrate, the retail component will be on the bottom, with the hotel and spa area in the middle, and the residential lofts near the top.  Each vertical use is sandwiched with garden level lookouts.  I bet those garden spaces have incredible views.  The 85-story (?) tower is currently under construction in South Mumbai, India, and is expected to be complete in 2010.  Environmentally speaking, the tower will incorporate solar shading, natural ventilation, daylighting, rainwater harvesting, and green interior finishes and materials.  FXFOWLE Architects designed the 882,000 sf green tower for Park Hyatt.  Via skyscraper city. 

::"S2" is short for "Skyscraper Sunday," a weekly article on green skyscrapers posted every Sunday::

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By |August 26th, 2007|Categories: Hotel, Land Use, LEED, Modern architecture, Skyscraper, Water Efficiency|Tags: |0 Comments
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Verdi Award-Winning Modular Landscape System

First, it receives a 2006 red dot design award, and now, the Verdi Lawnscaping System has received a 2007 Gold IDEA Award.  Verdi is a low-maintenance, modular landscaping system that hopes to […]

By |August 26th, 2007|Categories: Conservation, Gadgets, Materials, Modern architecture, Nature, Solar, Vegetation, Water Efficiency|2 Comments
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Green Building Costs, HGTV Green Home, Energy Efficiency, Green Lending + Re-development (WIR)

A new report by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development found that the costs of green building are often misunderstood, and even overestimated by as much as 300%.  HGTV announces the […]

By |August 25th, 2007|Categories: Energy Efficiency, News, Week in Review|Tags: , |0 Comments
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Truro Residence, Zero Energy Modern Beach House

Let’s talk about zero energy architecture and the Truro Residence.  It’s an amazing residence, currently under construction on one of Cape Cod’s beaches in Massachusetts.  Designed by Independence Energy Homes (IEH) and being constructed by Silvia and Silvia, the Truro Residence is meant to accommodate a large family and friends and still remain environmentally responsible.  When complete, it will have a tight building envelope, a geothermal heating system, solar photovoltaic system, tank-less water heaters, compact fluorescent lighting, and Energy Star appliances.  The home also will feature popular green materials such as bamboo flooring, blue-jean insulation, and natural stone.

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By |August 25th, 2007|Categories: Gadgets, Land Use, Modern architecture, Solar, Water Efficiency|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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