Category Archives: links

Always know what and where your AIR BARRIER is.

By | affordable modern, education, links, mutterings, Passive House, projects, super insulated, traditional vs modern, Uncategorized, working with a builder, working with an architect | No Comments

I’m working on detailing out a smallish house in Greenfield, MA. We probably won’t go full Passive House on this but we will look at what additional costs and detailing it would take. And if we’re close… We are doing some novel (to me) stuff for the shell of the house that, I suspect, will become more standard practice for…

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Suburban Sustainable Design Competition in Keene, NH

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I love competitions like this and I’m spreading the word as I know many architects and students read this blog. I’m doing some cut and paste here – hope they don’t mind. Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the Suburban Sustainable Design Competition. This competition is a project of a team of sustainability-minded organizers and designers in partnership with…

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Facebook!

By | good web sites, links | One Comment

I’ve started a new Bluetime Collaborative page on facebook. Haven’t figured it all out yet but it seems like a slightly less formal place to foster dialogue than this blog where you have to sign in to post comments or send an email to ask a question.

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My New Business Card

By | business, cool stuff, links | 2 Comments

Here is my new business card created by EM Letterpress in New Bedford, MA. The picture doesn’t do it justice I’m afraid. It is incredibly beautiful. I am not worthy. I went to school with Eli of EM Letterpress and he went on to not practice architecture. Check out their website and flickr photos. check out lots more letterpress at…

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What architects don’t know

By | cool stuff, education, ego, links, mutterings, working with an architect | One Comment

Architecture is one of those professions where the more you know the more you know you don’t know. Many architects don’t know this. There are some who “float” and others who are in a constant state of continuing education. I am reminded of this by the large number of architects who state on their websites “We have always been green”…

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Serious Windows

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“I was surprised while traveling in Sweden two years ago to learn that triple-glazed windows have been, essentially, required by code in that country since 1976.” Alex Wilson writes in a Green Building Advisor article. He also mentions Serious Windows which I have been hearing a lot about lately and am anxious to try. Pricing seems very good and I…

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current work

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My apologies for not posting much recently, overworked and sick kid are my two excuses. Here are some quick model views from a current project. I am developing two schemes for an addition/renovation to a small house, part of which used to be a “sugar shack” (In VT where you make maple syrup in February and March) Here also is…

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ART TEC – Guy Marsden

By | cool stuff, good blogs, good ideas, links | 2 Comments

This is what the web is all about.  Guy Marsden has a sprawling website (over 200 pages)  that I highly recommend only if you can relax for a while.  Guy is everything from an artist – he worked on “Star Wars” – to an inventor/engineer.  Much of the site is related to trying to be realistically self sufficient. I found…

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Model Design Build Companies

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Here are a couple of excellent organizations that I would encourage any builder perusing my blog to check out. They are doing good work, making a difference and If I had a nearby design-build company with a similar structure I probably wouldn’t be going it on my own. Chandler Design Build in Chapel Hill South Mountain Company on Marthas Vineyard

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Perry Road Press

By | affordable modern, ego, good web sites, links, press | No Comments

The Brattleboro Reformer ran an article on the Perry Road Project today “LEED-ing the Way” For those who have been keeping tabs on this project, we will be holding several open house tours during and after construction.  Stay tuned here for dates and more information.  Also my college friend Mark LePage put an entry relating to me in his new…

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