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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Towering Shipping Container Tea House Fuses Land and Sky

Towering Shipping Container Tea House Fuses Land and Sky

When you think of a tea house, a traditional low-slung thatched roof, post and beam structure may come to mind -- this incredible Sky is the Limit tea house overlooking the Sea of Japan is an

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ANZ Centre is Australia’s Largest, Greenest Office Building

ANZ Centre is Australia’s Largest, Greenest Office Building

Located by the river in the heart of downtown, the building designed by Hassell responds to the local environment by reducing its energy profile. It uses the river to help cool the interior,

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Chicago Environmental Center is a Carbon Neutral Urban Nest

Chicago Environmental Center is a Carbon Neutral Urban Nest

The area south of Chicago has long been a vast patchwork of natural land, industry and working class neighborhoods. But the soon to be built Ford Calumet Environmental Center explores the city's

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Prefab House from Down Under Blurs the Lines of Inside and Out

Prefab House from Down Under Blurs the Lines of Inside and Out

The House of the Future is a conceptual project designed by the Australian Architects Innovarchi for an exhibition on the grounds of the Sydney Opera House. The prefab home blends the outdoors

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Largest LED Change Out Yet Coming to a Chilis Near You

Largest LED Change Out Yet Coming to a Chilis Near You

We like to keep close tabs on the latest news in LED innovation, but in reality it doesn't really mean much unless the technology is used. That's why we were impressed when we heard

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Nation’s First Hemp House Makes A Healthy Statement

Nation’s First Hemp House Makes A Healthy Statement

Located in Asheville, North Carolina, the 3,400 square foot Push House features a mainstream design with some very different systems behind its walls. The home's use of hempcrete was only the

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New Water-Based Heat Pump is 600 Times Smaller

New Water-Based Heat Pump is 600 Times Smaller

Ground source heat pumps (GSHP) are becoming a mainstream option for those looking to efficiently heat and cool a building. This innovative water-based design showcased by our friends at

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Japanese House for Everyone is a Wood Wrapped Masterpiece

Japanese House for Everyone is a Wood Wrapped Masterpiece

Kohki Hiranuma is a rising star in Japanese architecture known for his provocative use of light and natural materials which take seemingly simple structures and translate them into unique

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Castle Made From 50,000 Milk Cartons Breaks World Record

Castle Made From 50,000 Milk Cartons Breaks World Record

This massive milk carton castle has been crowned the largest sculpture made from recycled materials by the folks at the Guinness Book of Records. Spain has had a busy summer, as the project on

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Jean Nouvel’s Stunning Museum Façade Dilates to Let in Daylight

Jean Nouvel’s Stunning Museum Façade Dilates to Let in Daylight

France's longstanding relationship with Islamic culture is embodied in Jean Nouvel's stunning Institut du Monde Arabe. The visionary design surprised the 19 donor nations when they first saw the

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Christie Walk is an Eco Urban Village in Australia

Christie Walk is an Eco Urban Village in Australia

By the year 2015, Australia is projected to have nearly 95% of its population residing in urban areas. The Christie Walk development in downtown Adelaide was built as an experiment in how

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San Francisco Unveils Solar Powered Stadium for America’s Cup

San Francisco Unveils Solar Powered Stadium for America’s Cup

San Francisco just unveiled a plan to host the 34th America’s Cup yacht race with an epic new amphitheater set on the bay. Proposed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the plan is based on

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Dubai’s Wave Tower is a Spiraling “Seascraper”

Dubai’s Wave Tower is a Spiraling “Seascraper”

This soaring Wave Tower has been dubbed a “seascraper” for its planned proximity to the waterfront of downtown Dubai. Conceived by A-Cero, the design saves energy with a unique skin and

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Rotterdam Football Club is a Beautiful Daylit Prism

Rotterdam Football Club is a Beautiful Daylit Prism

This football club pavilion in Rotterdam, The Netherlands is a striking building that serves as both a gathering place and a natural grandstand. Spotted on ArchDaily, the club features a canopy

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Water Tower Transformed Into Minimalist Modern Home

Water Tower Transformed Into Minimalist Modern Home

The ground floor is an open entrance space that features only a small staircase to indicate the richness of the living spaces above. The second floor simply contains a mechanical room and

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Japanese Eco House is a Huge Staircase

Japanese Eco House is a Huge Staircase

Overlooking the Sea of Japan in the Shimane Prefecture, the incredible Stairs House offers an intimate interior while providing a welcoming exterior environment. The passive solar house is built

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Beautiful Iceberg on the Baltic is a Brilliant Summer Cabin

Beautiful Iceberg on the Baltic is a Brilliant Summer Cabin

You've dreamed of having a summer cabin settled along a lake, but did you ever imagine an escape placed directly on the water? Architect Daniel Andersson has envisioned a nouveau lake house that

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Gorgeous Green Tree Home Takes Root in Bulgaria

Gorgeous Green Tree Home Takes Root in Bulgaria

The ‘Home Tree’ concept was born from the house's incorporated technology and Bignatov Studios' organic design approach. The project takes advantage of its site by maximizing solar exposure,

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America’s First Zero Energy School to Open This Month

America’s First Zero Energy School to Open This Month

Richardsville Elementary, a new LEED Platinum School in Kentucky, is getting extra credit by being the first zero energy school in the nation! Opening this month to much anticipation, the

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Wood-Wrapped Floating House Maximizes Urban Growth

Wood-Wrapped Floating House Maximizes Urban Growth

Modernism takes to the seas with this beautiful wood-wrapped houseboat by German architects Rost Niderehe. Seafaring homes have proven their viability through the years, and entire neighborhoods

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Modern Mexican School Keeps Cool with Sun-Shading Skin

Modern Mexican School Keeps Cool with Sun-Shading Skin

The new Docet Institute is a preschool in Monterrey, Mexico that was designed with a sensitive eye toward children’s needs, energy requirements, and the wooded downtown property it is sited

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German Armory Transformed into Stunning Solar School

German Armory Transformed into Stunning Solar School

This newly-opened solar powered school in Wolfhagen, Germany has repurposed an old cold war army barracks into an energy-efficient modern learning environment. The visionary design takes

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LEED Platinum House With a Brilliant Modernist Design

LEED Platinum House With a Brilliant Modernist Design

LEED Platinum certification and a modernist appeal make this house a prime example of how sustainable design can be so potent. The OS House was featured in the New York Times for its capricious

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Amazing Japanese Micro House is Only Ten Feet Wide Inside

Amazing Japanese Micro House is Only Ten Feet Wide Inside

Set in a tightly-planned neighborhood in Osaka, the home makes the most of a limited lot. The face of the home is a fully glazed to maximize daylighting, and it's set deep into the lot for

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Cheyenne Children’s LEED Platinum Village is a Place to Grow

Cheyenne Children’s LEED Platinum Village is a Place to Grow

The new LEED Platinum certified Paul Smith Children’s Village at the Botanic Gardens in Cheyenne, Wyoming is an incredible example of educational design -- it's a hands-on, interactive place

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9 Green Architecture Student Projects That Make the Grade

9 Green Architecture Student Projects That Make the Grade

Be Palettø! by the Aarhus School of Architecture Be Palettø! is an experiment in architecture for public spaces created by a group of eleven students at the Aarhus School of Architecture in

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Beautiful Casa en Santa Elena Nestles Smartly Into Hillside

Beautiful Casa en Santa Elena Nestles Smartly Into Hillside

Spotted at Plataforma Arquitectura, this simple and elegant vacation retreat sits in Santa Elena near Arvi Natural Park, Colombia as a complement to the gentle landscape. Architect Antonio Sofan

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Citizen Architect: Film Explores Rural Studio’s Green Architecture

Citizen Architect: Film Explores Rural Studio’s Green Architecture

If you're an avid follower of the field of green architecture, then you won’t want to miss a PBS documentary tonight on the life and work of Samuel “Sambo” Mockbee -- a great pioneer in

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Oldest Pool in Bay Area Takes Plunge to be Greenest in Country

Oldest Pool in Bay Area Takes Plunge to be Greenest in Country

The oldest and largest existing public pool in the Bay Area shuttered its doors ten years ago due to structural concerns but has re-emerged like a phoenix from the ashes this weekend as the

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PHOTOS: Adams-Sangamon Park Opens in Downtown Chicago

PHOTOS: Adams-Sangamon Park Opens in Downtown Chicago

An expansive new public park is opening in the heart of Chicago this weekend, putting the final touches on a renewed neighborhood in the West Loop adjacent to Greek Town. Designed by Site Design

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