February 26, 2015
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Early Thoughts on the Greenfield Project (architect)

I took a shot at writing down my own thoughts about the Greenfield project I’m doing for my wife’s folks. Sometimes I have so many half-baked ideas in my head that writing them down creates a jelling effect and helps … Continue reading

February 2, 2015
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Always know what and where your AIR BARRIER is.

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 … Continue reading

January 22, 2015
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A Smallish House in Massachusetts

I am working on a 1400 s.f house in Massachusetts. Given that the walls are over a foot thick, the actual square footage is quite a bit less (about 1200). The extra insulation (and cutting edge building science) allows us … Continue reading

January 4, 2015
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Mod Ski Home in VT – interiors

I’m working on fleshing out the interiors for this addition renovation project here in Vermont. G-Jan-4 from Robert Swinburne on Vimeo.

October 31, 2014
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Scandinavian influence in Vermont

AmesHill October29 from Robert Swinburne on Vimeo. This one will have a bit of a rustic Scandinavian feel to it. And be super-insulated of course.

May 9, 2014
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A House for Slow Living

A House for Slow Living The original concept came to me in a dream (yes – I dream architecturally) I think the dream may have been generated by this image which has been on my bulletin board fora few years: … Continue reading

July 15, 2013
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GateKeepers Cottage

Sort of This is a schematic design for a local project I’m working on where I am doing master planning up front. See this post. After meeting with Gary MaCarthur to look at the whole site and master plan in … Continue reading

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January 4, 2013
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Stratton House Progress Report for January 2013

I visited the Stratton Project the other day to see how things were progressing. Flooring is going down (locally milled white oak) and plaster is going up. I’m very happy about the decision to plaster the walls on the main … Continue reading

November 20, 2012
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Miscellaneous Musings

I am working on this new small greek revival in Maine. Not the high style Greek Revival with huge columns like you see on banks and government buildings but the small, simple style that is so ubiquitous in New England … Continue reading

October 29, 2012
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Green Hemlock Siding on a Modernist house in Vermont

Construction is underway on this super insulated modern house in Vermont where we are trying out some very cool things.