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Urban Solitude

Urban Solitude

Thoughtful landscape design provides privacy and creates a public space.

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Which is the greenest wall system: brick, stucco, or EIFS?

Which is the greenest wall system: brick, stucco, or EIFS?

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BASF recently conducted an Eco-Efficiency Analysis of wall systems to determine whether brick, stucco, or EIFS strikes the best balance between environmental burden and lifecycle costs.

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Tucker Timber Frame

Tucker Timber Frame

This home is a two story 2000 SF timber frame built from old growth doug fir.  All timber recycled from Pier 3 in Astoria OR (built in 1913).  All cabinets and trim are built from the same...

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This faux slate may be worth a closer look

This faux slate may be worth a closer look

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I didn’t want to like Davinci Roofscapes synthetic slate roof tiles, I really didn’t.   The product isn’t really to blame. It’s just that I’ve been ruined by...

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From Washington to Maine: Building A House for the First Time

From Washington to Maine: Building A House for the First Time

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In April 2007 my wife and I, both in our thirties, left our home town of Point Roberts, Washington and moved across country to the small town of Belfast, Maine. With little construction experience...

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Home and resort in Panama totally green

Home and resort in Panama totally green

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This is my first building project.  I dreamed the house, woke up drew the floor plan and roof line from the dream and had an architect draw the plans.  We are solar, hydro and wind powered...

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Building Green in Texas

Building Green in Texas

We are planning to build an energy efficient home in the "Texas Hill Country" with a projected start date in January 2009.  In addition to insulated concrete walls and structural insulated...

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