An organized waste stream and the use of recycled building materials were key to keeping the trash-to-materials ratio low.
Verifying high-performance house metrics under California's Title 24 earns some rebates from the utility company.
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…
Carpenters adapt their tools and water-shedding strategies to work with standing-seam steel panels.
Our air barrier gets us to 1.0 ACH50. Our windows and doors get us Passive House tight.
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…
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.
Wood milled from trees on the family property adds character and a personal touch to our new home.
A window that opens up a home office onto a meditative garden expands the space in countless ways. Being able to experience the natural world while working can be delightful.…
It is harvest time in Sonoma and Napa Counties, the grapes are ready. This modern structure with corrugated siding is ripe with agricultural references. The peaked roof, farmhouse exterior lights,…
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