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Green Office: Steelcase Think Chair–"the Chair with a Brain + a Conscience"

My first installment to the "Green Office" segment is about the office chair.  I walked into a friend’s downtown office (a lawyer) and he had some beat up, patchy furniture inside.  I asked him […]

By |October 6th, 2006|Categories: Commercial Interiors, Furniture, Modern design|5 Comments
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The 505 Townhomes: Urban Experiment with Modern + Sustainable Design (Houston)

The instant I saw The 505, I knew there was something about it that needed blogging.  This Houston, Texas four-unit townhouse development is extremely striking and innovative–it has that modern swagger that many […]

By |October 5th, 2006|Categories: Modern architecture, Modern design|Tags: , |3 Comments
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Michael Jantzen + Environmental, Architectural Eye Candy

Well, I’ve decided to hit my readers with a little environmental, architectural eye candy.  I like to get political every now and then, but I really like to throw in some skyscrapers, prefabs, or […]

By |October 4th, 2006|Categories: Modern architecture, Modern design|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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Intellicenter USA + Koll Development: "Developing for the [Green] Future"

Now this is what I’m talking about.  Sexy green skyscrapers and platinum green prefabs are cool, but now we’re moving into a new realm of green real estate development.  Dallas-based Koll Development […]

By |October 4th, 2006|Categories: LEED, Modern architecture, Modern design|Tags: |0 Comments
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Texas + Private-sector Partners to Invest $10 B in New Wind Energy Infrastructure

Today’s a day when I feel pride as an SMU Mustang.  I was taking my little pooch, Colt, to the vet for his yearlies, when I saw a HUGE wing from a wind turbine […]

By |October 2nd, 2006|Categories: Gadgets, Wind|Tags: |4 Comments
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Skyscraper Sunday: Hearst Tower Goes LEED Gold

The handsome Hearst Tower skyscraper achieved LEED Gold accreditation from the USGBC–it’s the first to be recognized as such in New York City.  The building architect is the famous Norman Foster, and this is […]

By |October 1st, 2006|Categories: LEED, Modern architecture, Modern design, Skyscraper|2 Comments
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