Quotable: Barry Commoner Interview w/ NY Times

If you ask what you are going to do about global warming, the only rational answer is to change the way in which we do transportation, energy production, agriculture and a good deal of […]

By |June 19th, 2007|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

A Preview of the WIRED LivingHome

A Showcase of the Best in Sustainability, Technology, and Design.  Plans are in motion on the first-ever WIRED LivingHome, a modern, luxury residence that will attain at least a Gold rating under the LEED for Homes Program by the USGBC.  Located in an exclusive, modernist home community of Los Angeles called Crestwood Hills, the large 4,057 sf WIRED LivingHome is set to be finished by Fall 2007.


By |June 18th, 2007|Categories: Modern architecture, Prefab|Tags: , |0 Comments

Arrowhead by SOM in South Quay, London (S2)

With the weird looking skyscrapers, there’s a business problem of having expensive, unusable space.  Often, the most pragmatic, profitable shape is the plain old rectangle.  So for the sake of staying grounded […]

By |June 17th, 2007|Categories: Gadgets, Modern architecture, Nature, Skyscraper|Tags: |0 Comments

Sprawl Lawsuit, Green Multifamily, Greener Hotels, & CB Richard Ellis (WIR)

Citing the threat posed by climate change, California State Attorney General Jerry Brown has filed suit against San Bernardino County for failing to rein in sprawl.  AIA releases a web feature on […]

By |June 16th, 2007|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Hotel, News, Week in Review|0 Comments

Espace Mobile, Salzburg, Austria (F2)

This is the Espace Mobile hailing from Salzburg, Austria.  According to the website, the interior and exterior is fully customizable, with the shell made of spruce wood and aluminum metal sheeting.  Like many pre-fabs, the price doesn’t include land, foundation, connection or set-up fees, or transportation.  Nonetheless, it’s designed to be affordable, mobile, and environmentally friendly.  I think all that depends on how you customize and specify construction.  See fact sheet.

"F2" is short for "Flickr Friday," a weekly short posted on Friday with an image from Flickr and a quick description.  Feel free to email me your F2 ideas.


By |June 15th, 2007|Categories: Modern architecture, Prefab|Tags: , |1 Comment

First 1 Hotel & Residences, Starwood's Green Brand, Breaks Ground in Seattle

It looks like the joint-venture partnership of AvStar Seattle LLC, which is the combo of Starwood Capital Group Global LLC (SCGG) and Avalon Holdings, broke ground on the world’s first 1 Hotel & Residences […]

By |June 14th, 2007|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Hotel, LEED, Skyscraper|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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