Andrew Michler

 

Living off-the-grid in the foothills of the colorful Colorado Rocky Mountains, Andrew Michler LEED AP BD+C and his wife Jennie are learning firsthand what low entropy living really means.  He is building a Passive House rest/work space and is currently writing the book [ours] Hyperlocalization of Architecture to be published in 2014.

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Wood-Wrapped Green Office Complex Opens in Chile

Wood-Wrapped Green Office Complex Opens in Chile

The new home for Santiago, Chile-based Empresas Transoceánica is as much a park as an office. The long, narrow, bulbous shape of the building not only creates an organic element on the

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LifeCycle Tower in Austria Will Be World’s Tallest Wooden Building

LifeCycle Tower in Austria Will Be World’s Tallest Wooden Building

The core of the prefab system is a wooden post and beam construction that supports a concrete slab. The utilities and elevator core of the building can be made from either concrete or wood. The

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Nine Square Feet Cabin Is a Fully Functional and Frugal Micro Home

Nine Square Feet Cabin Is a Fully Functional and Frugal Micro Home

Nine is the magic number for the amazingly small, but functional mini cabin proposed by Michael Janzen. Just long enough to sleep in and tall enough to stand in, the cabin is placed on a

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Korean Tower Boasts One of World’s Most Efficient Solar Facades

Korean Tower Boasts One of World’s Most Efficient Solar Facades

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture recently announced the groundbreaking of the solar-powered Federation of Korean Industries Tower in Seoul, which will incorporate an advanced photovoltaic

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Is New Tubeless Toilet Paper Just a Green Tease?

Is New Tubeless Toilet Paper Just a Green Tease?

Kimberly-Clark just announced a new toilet paper that -- gasp -- has no tube. Instead, the paper uses a proprietary winding process that allows the roll to be used up until the very last sheet.

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Reclaimed Factory Makes Fascinating Statement on Sustainability

Reclaimed Factory Makes Fascinating Statement on Sustainability

Photo © Daici Ano Set on its own .21 square mile island, the Museum allows only 50 visitors a day. From afar they can see the six enormous brick smoke stacks in various stages of decay. Only

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Foster + Partners Unveil World’s First Commercial Spaceport

Foster + Partners Unveil World’s First Commercial Spaceport

New Mexico is well on its way to hosting the world’s first commercial passenger spaceport as Foster + Partners' Spaceport America was dedicated this weekend. A partnership between the state of

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Lighthouse Stadium is a Glowing Green-Roofed Beacon

Lighthouse Stadium is a Glowing Green-Roofed Beacon

In the city of Belfort, France a new green-roofed stadium has arisen on top of the centuries-old fortification of a defensive wall. The glass-shrouded green-roofed sports complex stands in smart

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Andrew Maynard Unveils Beautiful Redesigned Warehouse Home

Andrew Maynard Unveils Beautiful Redesigned Warehouse Home

The Butler House, recently completed by Andrew Maynard Architects is a remodel of a warehouse loft occupied by a family with two children. Noise, a lack of light and thermal discomfort drove the

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Green-Roofed 8 Tallet Complex Officially Opens In Denmark

Green-Roofed 8 Tallet Complex Officially Opens In Denmark

The complex has 476 apartments of all sizes and prices, a ground floor of retail tucked under the upper stories, and an office complex to the north side. Where the wings of the complex meet are

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LEED Platinum Boulder House First in US to Use German System

LEED Platinum Boulder House First in US to Use German System

While a relatively new concept in the US, the German company Weberhaus has long been developing prefab house construction technology for 50 years. Designed by Studio H:T Architects the 2002

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Green-Roofed Holocaust Museum Unveiled in Los Angeles

Green-Roofed Holocaust Museum Unveiled in Los Angeles

The museum just opened this week in a lot adjacent to the Holocaust Memorial placed in 1992. The LAMH is the oldest holocaust museum in the US and this is its fourth and final location. Its

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New Oslo Train Station Features Massive Rooftop Park

New Oslo Train Station Features Massive Rooftop Park

The Oslo Central Train station by Norway-based Space Group Architects is a dynamic multi-functional space that will take a central role in redefining the city's public transportation. More and

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Nano Rescue House Provides Flexible Emergency Housing

Nano Rescue House Provides Flexible Emergency Housing

We've seen a lot of prefab homes designed for emergency habitation, but the Nano Rescue House is one of the most thoughtful designs we've seen yet. Each Nano can nearly double the living space

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Solar Power Consultants Keep Prospective Owners Out of the Dark

Solar Power Consultants Keep Prospective Owners Out of the Dark

Solar power is on the minds of many folks who are interested in creating a more sustainable home or business, however prospective owners can quickly be left in the dark when it comes to the

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Modern Renovation of an 1850′s Australian Farm House

Modern Renovation of an 1850′s Australian Farm House

The original house, with its meter-thick walls, wrap-around veranda, and minimal windows stood up well to harsh summer conditions, acting like a fortress against the elements when settlers were

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Renovated Warehouse Wrapped in a Flowing Cinderblock Skin

Renovated Warehouse Wrapped in a Flowing Cinderblock Skin

Three old warehouses in Shanghai were recently transformed into an extraordinary artist complex by Archi Union Architects. The remarkable renovation of the old fabric warehouses includes an

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Park-side Eco Kindergarten Features a Glowing Façade

Park-side Eco Kindergarten Features a Glowing Façade

The Nursery in the Park is a sensitively-designed and placed building in the heart of an old park in the city of Zaragoza, Spain. Santiago Carroquino Arquitectos focused on creating a

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Tel Aviv Gallery Renovation Gives New Life to an Old Warehouse

Tel Aviv Gallery Renovation Gives New Life to an Old Warehouse

Creativity doesn't always strike from out of the blue -- it's often expressed by carefully changing that which already exists. The latter approach was favored by A. Lerman Architects as they set

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Tokyo Apartment Retrofit Makes Space for Incredible Spa

Tokyo Apartment Retrofit Makes Space for Incredible Spa

This incredible rooftop garden is the product of an inspired retrofit that re-imagined a mediocre three-story home into six bright and beautiful apartments in Ekoda, Tokyo. Designed by Suppose

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Tower House in Chicago Raises the Bar for Small House Design

Tower House in Chicago Raises the Bar for Small House Design

This little house in Chicago was designed to offer big views while maintaining a high degree of energy efficiency throughout the year. The project takes all the living spaces, stacks them up,

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Reclaimed Bunker Offers Doomsday Luxury Accommodations

Reclaimed Bunker Offers Doomsday Luxury Accommodations

This everything-proof doomsday condo takes disaster-proof design to the umpteenth degree. Showcased in the latest issue of Popular Science, the ‘luxury’ underground condo is located in a

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Green-Roofed Long Cove House Melds Form and Function

Green-Roofed Long Cove House Melds Form and Function

The bitterly cold Atlantic winds have met their match with in this well-insulated green roofed home in Nova Scotia. The project's southern orientation give the house a big bump up in efficiency,

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Largest Green Wall in North America to be Unveiled Tomorrow!

Largest Green Wall in North America to be Unveiled Tomorrow!

Longwood Gardens is set to unveil North America’s largest green wall installation tomorrow! The extraordinary vegetated wall is installed at the historic garden's new East Conservatory Plaza.

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World’s First Zero Carbon Conference Center Opens in Dublin

World’s First Zero Carbon Conference Center Opens in Dublin

The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) just opened its doors to reveal what they claim to be the first carbon neutral conference center in the world. The multi-use complex has a large performance

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Amazing Building Made From 7,000 Recycled Phone Books

Amazing Building Made From 7,000 Recycled Phone Books

We have seen desks, book shelves, and tables made from old books and magazines, but never an entire building -- until now. The outdated, useless used phone book has been transformed into an

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Undulating Croatian Sports Center is an Urban Design Masterpiece

Undulating Croatian Sports Center is an Urban Design Masterpiece

The campus is sited on a slope, so access is provided by flights of stairs that ascend the lower roofs. Complementing the upper adjacent park is a series of green roofs that enable rainwater

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Skylifter Balloon Can Lift Entire Buildings and Put ‘Em Down Gently

Skylifter Balloon Can Lift Entire Buildings and Put ‘Em Down Gently

The Skylifter is a helium balloon sky-crane capable of moving and placing equipment and prefab buildings in remote areas. Currently often the only way to get equipment into remote areas is by

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The Stone: Art Concept Lifts Underground Habitat Into the Sky

The Stone: Art Concept Lifts Underground Habitat Into the Sky

Sometimes it takes a radical idea to refresh the way we think about our built environment. The Stone by Architect Marcelo Ertorteguy provides just that vision - he proposes that an underground

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National Solar Tour Shines Tomorrow, Saturday October 2nd!

National Solar Tour Shines Tomorrow, Saturday October 2nd!

The 15th annual Solar Tour organized by the American Solar Energy Society is ready to kick-off tomorrow morning and promises to be by far, the largest ever of its kind. Nearly 650 grass root

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