Browsing the "Architecture" Category

Feature Photo: Aquaponics Tomatoes

February 22nd, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

Tomatoes from Wayne Dorband's aquaponics garden west of Loveland, CO. Vegetables year-round that grow without soil in reclaimed containers. Good sustainability practice


New Urbanism: Small Functions Well in Gary Chang’s Sliding Wall Apartment

February 17th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

This story has been posted before but it’s very much worth posting again. Architect Gary Change has made small spaces work in a tremendously functional way – when you need a bedroom, simply move a wall. Most remarkable, he accomplished this work of functional beauty in an apartment measuring 330 square feet


Putting Wood Scraps to Use

February 14th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

This end-grain coffee table, built in 1978, was built from red oak cut-offs that were destined for the trash can


Gabion Walls Make Beautiful Landmarks

February 13th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

What are the distinctive elements that bring you back to a place, that spark your imagination, and help you remember place? A landscaped retaining wall can sometimes be a thing of remarkable beauty, as seen by this example of a gabion wall


From Plywood Scrap to Sculpture: the Art of Henrique Oliveira

January 30th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

I happened upon a remarkable discovery today on the website of treehugger - the art of Brazilian artist and sculptor, Henrique Oliveira. He has fashioned exhilarating artifacts from the remains of plywood shavings. Take a look at some of this remarkable work on his website and read an enjoyable story from Kimberly Mok at treehugger


Repurposed Parts for a Repurposed Berkley, CA House

January 25th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

Designed by husband and wife team Karl Wanaselja and Cate Leger of Leger Wanaselja Architecture, the upper outside walls of the house are made from over 100 salvaged car roofs. According to the architects, the roofs were sawed out of grey cars left for parts in local junkyards. The lower walls are clad in poplar bark, a waste product from the furniture industry of North Carolina. And the awnings are fabricated from junked Dodge Caravan side windows


Five Top Sustainable Building Practitioners

January 10th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

For building purposes, let's start with the issue of sustainability. Energy, economics, material use, land and water use are primary considerations any architect, developer, or owner should place on the design scales before starting anything, if they’re worth their designer salts, that is



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