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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Dune Hotel Provides Prefab Accommodation Where You Want To Be

Dune Hotel Provides Prefab Accommodation Where You Want To Be

The Dune Hotel is a prefab modular idea that is intended to fill urban niches and go where the action is. Emerging Brazilian Architect Guilherme de Vasconcelos wants us to take a look at those

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“House of Canvas” is an Artistic Take on Small Space Living

“House of Canvas” is an Artistic Take on Small Space Living

A house in an east Amsterdam neighborhood was recently renovated in tribute to the beloved local avant-garde artist Karel Appel. The architects at DUS borrowed from his vivid pallet to turn

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8 Tallet: Green-Roofed Eco Village in Denmark

8 Tallet: Green-Roofed Eco Village in Denmark

Ørestad is an emerging neighborhood in Copenhagen that is redefining 21st century living. At the heart of the development is 8 Tallet (or 8 House), a progressive apartment complex that is a

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Oakland’s Renovated Museum is a Green-Roofed Urban Gem

Oakland’s Renovated Museum is a Green-Roofed Urban Gem

The 4 square-block museum displays traditional and contemporary art, natural history, and cultural history, although locals once referred to it as "the bunker" because of its low profile and

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Los Angeles Dreams of a New Downtown River Park

Los Angeles Dreams of a New Downtown River Park

A 100 year-old rail depot resides next to downtown Los Angeles, and next to the rail yard is the famous LA viaduct, a ribbon of concrete and steel cutting thought the heart of the city. A study

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June Shatters Average Global Temperature Records (Again)

June Shatters Average Global Temperature Records (Again)

This past June was the hottest ever on record according to a just released NOAA State of the Climate Report. Perhaps even more eye opening is that June’s record breaking heat is on the back of

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1800′s Puerto Rican Home Revisioned as Green-Roofed Urban Space

1800′s Puerto Rican Home Revisioned as Green-Roofed Urban Space

Perhaps the greenest home is the one already built. A couple in the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico took this to heart when they renovated an abandoned early eightieth-century home and transformed

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One of France’s First Passivhaus is a Wonder of Green Design

One of France’s First Passivhaus is a Wonder of Green Design

With the steady rise of the Passivhaus building system, we are being treated to some brilliant new ideas on how to design to the standard. Architecture Firm Karawitz designed this home in

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Brazilian House on Stilts is a Beautiful Low-Impact Retreat

Brazilian House on Stilts is a Beautiful Low-Impact Retreat

Perched on the foothills near Camos do Jordão in Sao Palo, Brazil, the House For A Couple is a thoughtful residence made from low-impact materials that minimizes any disturbance of its site.

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New Rollable Solar Panels Make Roof Installations a Snap!

New Rollable Solar Panels Make Roof Installations a Snap!

We cover a lot of solar panel technologies here at Inhabitat -- some are pie in the sky, some are a few years down the road and some are exciting products that are actually available today.

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Be Palettø: A Pavilion Of Pallets Provide Pupils With a Place to Relax

Be Palettø: A Pavilion Of Pallets Provide Pupils With a Place to Relax

Be Palettø! is an experiment in architecture for public spaces created by a group of eleven students at the Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark. The students used a limited palette of

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In Vitro Habitat: a House Made of Meat!

In Vitro Habitat: a House Made of Meat!

We've waxed lyrical about botanical walls, green roofs and living treehouses on Inhabitat for years - is the next logical step a home made from animal tissue? Mitchell Joachim from Terreform

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Warsaw Library Sprouts a House on a Tree

Warsaw Library Sprouts a House on a Tree

Designboom points us to this quirky House on a Tree art installation, which recently sprung up at the University of Warsaw Library. Designed by the Warsaw Art-curator Collective

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New Light Bulb Labeling Program Coming Next Year

New Light Bulb Labeling Program Coming Next Year

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has just announced a new labeling program for light bulbs that will help consumers compare the wide range of products available. Although CFL and LED bulbs

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Green Roofed Urrezkoenea House Melts Into the Spanish Coastline

Green Roofed Urrezkoenea House Melts Into the Spanish Coastline

Nestled along the Cantabric Coast of Spain, the Urrezkoenea House, makes light of the stormy and steep landscape. Architect Peña Ganchegui’s design takes an unusual approach to maximize

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The Lamboo Solar Studio is a Curvy Eco Home Built from Bamboo

The Lamboo Solar Studio is a Curvy Eco Home Built from Bamboo

The Lamboo Studio Project is a small solar powered studio that uses a radical S-shaped roof system to help keep the home cool in the summer and warm in the winter - all made possible by

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Stylish, Super-Efficient Swiss Home Wins the 2010 Passivhaus Award

Stylish, Super-Efficient Swiss Home Wins the 2010 Passivhaus Award

The winner of the 2010 Passivhaus Architecture Award is a fantastic three-apartment building on the outskirts of Bern, Switzerland. Built by architect Peter Schurch, principle of Halle 52, the

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Virginia Tech Lumenhaus Wins the 2010 Solar Decathlon!

Virginia Tech Lumenhaus Wins the 2010 Solar Decathlon!

The homes were packed all week with visitors who gazed at the unusually shaped Fablab house, doted over the cozy interior of the  Luukku House, and reveled over the superior craftsmanship of

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Re:Focus Teaches an Old House New Tricks at the Solar Decathlon

Re:Focus Teaches an Old House New Tricks at the Solar Decathlon

The entire house is panelized to allow it to be flat packed and assembled around 7 square “ribs”. Because of the standardization of the system it can be configured in many different ways.

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Lumenhaus Pulls Ahead at the Solar Decathlon With Smart Adaptable Design

Lumenhaus Pulls Ahead at the Solar Decathlon With Smart Adaptable Design

The home is modest is size. In fact, you can simply hook a semi to it and move it anywhere you want. But don’t be fooled -  they packed a lot of living into the Lumenhaus. The center of the

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Ultra-Efficient Wuppertal House Blazes a Trail at Solar Decathlon

Ultra-Efficient Wuppertal House Blazes a Trail at Solar Decathlon

Team Wuppertal brought an intimate but expansive vision to the Solar Decathlon Europe this year. Their sun-powered house is flanked by solar walls, capped by a solar roof, and provides multiple

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Self-Sufficient Napevomo Solar Decathlon House

Self-Sufficient Napevomo Solar Decathlon House

As the European Solar Decathlon heats up in Madrid, the Napevomo House is turning heads for its very unique tack on design. The team, composed mainly of students from Arts et Métiers Paris

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Space-Age Solar Urcomante House Debuts at Solar Decathalon Europe

Space-Age Solar Urcomante House Debuts at Solar Decathalon Europe

The Urcomante Team didn’t have to travel very far for the European Solar Decathlon this week in Madrid, Spain -- but their home’s design has taken sustainability a long way. The home's

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Minimalistic Living Equia Home Keeps Its Cool at Solar Decathlon

Minimalistic Living Equia Home Keeps Its Cool at Solar Decathlon

The 2010 Solar Decathlon is well underway in Madrid, Spain and a team of three universities from Berlin has already been attracting a lot of attention with their clean-lined Living Equia Home.

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Zerotracer Superbike to Circle Globe in 80 Days on Renewable Energy

Zerotracer Superbike to Circle Globe in 80 Days on Renewable Energy

Swiss group Design Werk recently unveiled their sleek Zerotracer electric motorcycle, which will attempt to travel around the world in eighty days using only renewable energy in the upcoming

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Sweeping Alcala Da Guadaria Stadium Blends in With the Landscape

Sweeping Alcala Da Guadaria Stadium Blends in With the Landscape

We have been looking at a lot of stadiums lately because of the World Cup, but this unique re-envisioning of what a sports venue can be caught our eye. By bringing the fans closer to the action

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Gorgeous Belgian Eco Office is Green Outside and In

Gorgeous Belgian Eco Office is Green Outside and In

The Belgian utility provider Infrax has built an innovative office space that is every bit as green as its brilliantly-hued facade. Designed by Crepain-Binst Architecture, Infrax West is focused

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Stunning Green Roofed Hospital Heals Through Sustainable Design

Stunning Green Roofed Hospital Heals Through Sustainable Design

The Meyers Pediatric Hospital in Florence, Italy is an exceptional sustainable design that harnesses architecture to help the healing process. The complex is located in a park-like setting and

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Japan’s First Passive House Showcases Energy Efficient Building

Japan’s First Passive House Showcases Energy Efficient Building

This simple yet elegant home by Key Architects is not just an intriguing example of modern Japanese design -- it's also is the first certified Passive House in Japan. Simplicity has its rewards,

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Prefab Bar Made From Tubs Lights Up the Night

Prefab Bar Made From Tubs Lights Up the Night

Spotted on Arch Daily, this temporary bar was the winning design for the annual Oporto School of Architecture’s bar design competition in Portugal. Diogo Aguiar & Teresa Otto came up with

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