January 17, 2019
An overview of the materials and systems that will lead to big energy savings and comfort.
January 2, 2019
This compact guest house packs in a ton of beautiful and useful details, including 2 sleeping lofts, a cozy deck, and an eclectic assortment of new and reclaimed materials.
December 27, 2018
Three indoor units provide the right mix of comfort and efficiency for this well-insulated but complex floor plan.
An organized waste stream and the use of recycled building materials were key to keeping the trash-to-materials ratio low.
December 11, 2018
Verifying high-performance house metrics under California's Title 24 earns some rebates from the utility company.
November 27, 2018
Overlooking the Puget Sound on Queen Anne Hill, this garden pavilion is a dramatic modernist treat. On a sloping hillside, the “front” opens up with soaring windows. On the entry…
November 21, 2018
Carpenters adapt their tools and water-shedding strategies to work with standing-seam steel panels.
November 9, 2018
Our air barrier gets us to 1.0 ACH50. Our windows and doors get us Passive House tight.
November 6, 2018
Designing for a pre-teens room provides its own specific challenges. This desk area was set up to grow with the owners changing needs. Originally the shelf height was set up…
November 2, 2018
Faced with consequences equivalent to a giant asteroid set to hit the earth in 10 to 50 years, we designers and builders owe it to the future to do our part—and we need to start right now.
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