Skyscraper Sunday: LEED-Certified Maple Leaf Square in Toronto

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Limited (privately-held corporation with ownership of Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto Marlies Hockey Club, Air Canada Centre, and Leafs TV + Raptors NBA TV) is behind an innovative, […]

By |November 5th, 2006|Categories: Gadgets, LEED, Modern architecture, Modern design, Nature, Skyscraper|Tags: , |0 Comments

Redondo Beach House, a Modern Container Dwelling [Video]

If you’ve ever been to a port terminal, you’ve seen the mass quantities of shipping containers used to transport goods all over the world.  With the trade imbalance–US importing more than exporting, the containers that aren’t returned to their origin, waste away here in the US.  But there are a few creative architects such as Adam Kalkin, Jennifer Siegal, and Peter DeMaria (his home pictured above and below), who are using these containers as the basic structure for custom built homes.  The fact is, materials such as steel and wood cost big-time money and perpetually increase in price due to world demand; according to the video, Anna + Sven Pirkl are getting their 3,500 square foot home built at $125 square foot (a pittance for that area’s custom build price that ballparks at +$250 square foot). 

The LA Times also wrote an article about what the family is going to do with the home (think:  zip line + climbing wall). 


By |November 4th, 2006|Categories: Container Design, Modern architecture, Modern design, Prefab|Tags: , |5 Comments

London's Innovative Container City Video + Business Plan Question

I found this informative, richly entrepreneurial video on Container City, which is a container-based urban development in London.  Here in the US, we have some work to do, to get […]

By |November 3rd, 2006|Categories: Container Design, Modern architecture, Modern design, Prefab, Recycled|Tags: , |0 Comments

Wind Power Cards Available at Whole Foods Market

I first heard that Whole Foods was going to be selling a Wind Power Card ($15 family – 750 kWh + $5 individual – 250 kWh) from eco-entrepreneur Shea, a co-founder of […]

By |November 2nd, 2006|Categories: News, Wind|Tags: , |0 Comments

Bill McDonough's Mixed-Use, LEED Greenbridge Developments

You’ve heard of William "Bill" McDonough: "Hero for the Planet."  He’s co-author of the wildly popular Cradle to Cradle book and co-founder of the product and process design firm MBDC, […]

By |November 1st, 2006|Categories: LEED, Modern architecture, Modern design, Nature, Solar|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Trend Analysis: When Remodeling, Green > Luxury

Whether you’re a real estate developer, owner, seller, broker, agent, speculator, investor, enthusiast, or whatever, there’s a trend that is important to grasp.  I read news of a survey that illustrates the trend.  Here’s […]

By |October 31st, 2006|Categories: Solar|Tags: |1 Comment

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