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330 Hudson Street, Sustainable Design + Historic Preservation (S2)

Developer Tribeca Associates has chosen Brennan Beer Gorman Architects (BBG Architects) to design the overhaul of an historic 1910 warehouse building.  At a price of $220 million, the existing structure will be redeveloped into 292,000 sf of office space, with 12 stories of new hotel space rising from the office pedestal.  There will be a small portion of retail space and the hotel will be one of the few Silver LEED Certified buildings in the U.S.  Located at 330 Hudson Street (324-344 Hudson) in the downtown Hudson Square area of Manhattan, the new structure will combine sustainable design and historic preservation in a powerful 22-story package.  The iconic masonry exterior of the existing structure will undergo meticulous restoration, and the finished structure will include amenities such as event space, rooftop pool, sky bar, signature restaurant, outdoor terraces, conference center, and a fitness center.  Via Wired NY.


By |September 23rd, 2007|Categories: Conservation, Hotel, LEED, Skyscraper|Tags: |0 Comments
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Coal + Climate Change, ASLA's Green Roof, Sprawl Costs, Nanotechnology, Greener Homes + LEED Criticism (WIR)

The highly respected Ed Mazria, founder of Architecture 2030, says, "The only fossil fuel that can fuel global warming is coal. If you stop coal, you stop global warming. End of story." The […]

By |September 22nd, 2007|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Gadgets, Land Use, LEED, Nature, News, Water Efficiency, Week in Review|Tags: |2 Comments
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Tread Lightly Modular Prototype House

The Tread Lightly House was designed by Garrison Architects for a site where the building footprint had to be minimal because of nearby wetlands.  This modular house prototype touches lightly on the earth, demonstrating a different way to reduce the home’s ecological footprint and help minimize the impact of the built environment on nature.  Prefabricated construction of the home draws upon an ecologically friendly modular design which is fast and easy to build (not to mention, offers the potential for saved energy, time, money, and natural resources).  You can read more about this + other green projects at the Garrison Architects blog. 


By |September 20th, 2007|Categories: Land Use, Modern architecture, Prefab|Tags: , |0 Comments
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ChooseRenewables.com, Site Specific Energy Analysis

Here’s a little shout out for a brand spanking new website called ChooseRenewables.com.  I like the website because it empowers individuals with facts necessary to live in a more sustainable way.  Included below are images of my experiment with CR, but this is all specific to MY HOME ADDRESS.  Every location is different, so feel free to plug in your address and see what it provides.


By |September 20th, 2007|Categories: Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Gadgets, Solar, Wind|Tags: |0 Comments
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[Video] PowerPod, 500 sf of Modular, Green Living

Recently, I wrote an article about the energy efficiency of the PowerPod, and now, CNET’s Martin LaMonica has a video of the first PowerPod demo resting in a defunct coal power plant in […]

By |September 19th, 2007|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Gadgets, Materials, Modern architecture, Nature, Prefab|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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1940s Era Home Conversion: Boxhouse

This is Boxhouse, an award-winning modern home in Boulder, Colorado, designed and built by Rob Pyatt as a University of Colorado College of Architecture & Planning project (advised/sponsored by Rick Sommerfeld).  Boxhouse explores adaptive reuse and recycling of an existing 900 sf home built in 1948.  Tons of images below …


By |September 18th, 2007|Categories: Gadgets, Materials, Modern architecture, Prefab, Recycled, Vegetation|Tags: |5 Comments

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