Jennifer Shockley

Jennifer grew up in Colorado, moved around to multiple states for college and recently came back home. She is currently focusing on interior design, sustainable practices and traveling. She is focusing on getting a career to combine these three loves. Jennifer has two cats named Prada and Dior-aptly named after her shoe obsession. You can follow Jennifer on twitter @jenshock81.

DenverUrbanism: An Online Publication for Denver’s City Life

Every city has publications that are all about that place. One of Denver’s online sites that helps the community members and visitors to the Mile High City be aware and take part in local activities, meetings and news is DenverUrbanism. “DenverUrbanism provides news, ideas, and commentary about urbanism in Denver and advocates a progressive pro-urban agenda for the Mile High City.” DenverUrbanism was launched in 2010 and is all about city life in Denver. It is a spin off from…

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The Garden Tower Project Start-Up Business

Social media is helping many start-up companies gain followers, earn profit and take off. One company that was featured on Kick Starter and on startup-USA.com is The Green Tower Project. The Green Tower Project is a self-contained vertical garden/composting system. “It’s a Garden, it’s a composter – It’s the Garden Tower! The unique self-contained vertical garden allows anyone to turn their waste kitchen scraps into an abundant organic veggie harvest.” The company is based out of Bloomington, Indiana. The towers…

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Fitting In, Architecturally Speaking

One of the fundamental qualities of good architecturally designed buildings is that they fit into their own unique site. Two examples that couldn’t be more different but that are both beautifully designed buildings for their spaces are the Transustainable House and the Sempachersee Golf Course Club House. The Transustainable House is a residential home designed by Sugawaradaisuke Architects that was built this year. It is in Tokyo, Japan and it embraces the four major components of urban living. Those components…

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Treehouse in Memorial City, Both are More than a Name Suggests

As cities re-develop and re-define themselves in new urban and sustainable ways, mixed-used mini-cities are becoming popular oasises in the midst of traditional metropolitan areas. In Houston, Texas, one of such, ‘city-with-in-a-city’ exists and is called Memorial City. It is 7.6 million SF of a place that intertwines the living, shopping, working and play parts of its population’s lives. Memorial City is, “A privately-held real estate investment, development and management company headquarters.” Part of that headquarters is a 14,700 SF,…

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Beautiful Concepts to Consider in Architecture

One of the greatest things in the architectural and design fields that has come from modern technology is the ability to share conceptual solutions with audiences before they become built spaces. These ideas may never actually be built but they allow people to experience a variety of options and to explore uncharted waters of design. Here are three projects that push the boundaries of fantasy and reality and open the eyes of viewers to dream. The first building was designed…

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Urbana Creates Beautiful Experiences

When art is experienced it becomes part of a person and if the experience is grand enough it becomes part of the space it occupies. A design firm that specializes in such unique visual experiences is Urbana. Three of their projects that are beautiful, large-scale and interesting to explore are: May – September Draper Lumenscape May – September is a parking structure at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was recently completed and fights the previous concept that a, “Parking…

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Tiny Places to Reside

An article in Country Living showcased 12 tiny houses and here are my favorite four that made the list: A 196 SF house built on a 24-foot flatbed in Boise, Idaho by Macy Miller. A transforming A-Frame home that expands 80 to 110 SF with a mini loft created by architectural team David and Jeanie Stiles. One of 14 cabins at Blue Moon Rising, an ecotourism retreat, in McHenry, Maryland. The retreat is for rent and was designed by Hobbitat…

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Penda’s Unique Creations

In design, when concepts become creations that the world hasn’t seen before, then the job is well done. A young and upcoming firm is Penda and their goal is to create nothing that isn’t unique and thought out. Penda was started in 2012 by Chris Precht and Dayong Sun. Every project that they undertake becomes a work of art that is “custom-made” for that individual project. They specialize in architecture, interiors, industrial and installation. They have created residential spaces, commercial…

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Sean Cochrane; Sustainable Expert

Entrepreneurs are what gives the rest of mankind the hope that they can dream and accomplish anything they set their mind to. Sean Cochrane is a name that has become synonymous with sustainability in entrepreneurship. He started with his company in Australia, called “Allsafe Energy Efficient Products,” which is a sustainable energy retail operation. He then partnered with Ray Titus and opened the first of many international stores, this one named SuperGreen Solutions in North Palm Beach, FL. SuperGreen Solutions…

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First 3D Printed House

An architecture firm that was founded in 2004 in Amsterdam by Hans Vermeulen, Hedwig Heinsman and Martine de Wit called DUS Architects is in the middle of a 3-year research project that may change the construction industry forever. They are working on building the first 3D-printed house called the 3D Print Canal House. The 3D Print Canal House is an exhibition/museum where visitors pay to interact and see the 3D printing process in action. This is a trial process where…

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