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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Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial for Washington D.C. is Controversial For How It Depicts Ike

Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial for Washington D.C. is Controversial For How It Depicts Ike

Frank Gehry is no stranger to controversy, sometimes wrongly and sometimes for good reason, but the rejection of his plans for the President Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C. is a new kind

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Industrial Giant ABB Announces Plans for Worldwide Electric Vehicle Charging Network

Industrial Giant ABB Announces Plans for Worldwide Electric Vehicle Charging Network

Switzerland-based industrial machine behemoth ABB just announced plans to throw its weight behind a massive network of electric vehicle charging stations across Europe, the US, and Asia. The

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Joly & Loiret’s Wood-Wrapped French Racetrack Blends Into the Earth

Joly & Loiret’s Wood-Wrapped French Racetrack Blends Into the Earth

Joly & Loiret describe the project, saying: “Instead of creating a ‘building’ in the classic sense of the term, this intervention follows the natural lay of the land.

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Stanford Developing Wireless Electric Car Charging System For Highways

Stanford Developing Wireless Electric Car Charging System For Highways

While we used AC and wires to build a massive electrical grid in the 20th century, wireless energy could be a game changer in the years to come. Researchers at Stanford just announced that they

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POLL: Would You Boycott Apple Products Until They Improve Working Conditions in China?

POLL: Would You Boycott Apple Products Until They Improve Working Conditions in China?

Apple has been in hot water ever since a long and detailed New York Times report came out highlighting abuses and environmental hazards during the manufacture of its products in China. From

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6 Green Roof Resorts from Around the World!

6 Green Roof Resorts from Around the World!

Magic Mountain Lodge This extraordinary retreat sits in a diverse forest region in northern Patagonia and is a base camp at the Hulio Hulio preserve for ecotourists looking to spot a puma or

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Toshiba’s New LED Lineup Offers Up a Huge Selection of Lighting Solutions

Toshiba’s New LED Lineup Offers Up a Huge Selection of Lighting Solutions

Toshiba has just announced that they are rolling out two more lines of LED lighting products in order to bolster their growing selection for the residential and commercial markets. The new

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Ignatov Architects’ Super Efficient Solar Equinox Passivhaus Tracks the Sun

Ignatov Architects’ Super Efficient Solar Equinox Passivhaus Tracks the Sun

The Equnox house is a product of the needs of its site - Ignatov Architects set the home into a steep hill, lowering its profile. A vegetated roof and natural stonework ensure that the design

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The Chulo Canyon House is Built Right into a Cave in Arizona

The Chulo Canyon House is Built Right into a Cave in Arizona

The main house itself is entered via a very modest, almost ramshackle entrance/sunroom. The cave is actually not naturally formed, and the yellow granite was blasted out by a specialist who

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Tûranor PlanetSolar: World’s Largest Solar Ship About to Complete Trip Around the Globe

Tûranor PlanetSolar: World’s Largest Solar Ship About to Complete Trip Around the Globe

The epic voyage of the Tûranor PlanetSolar - the world’s largest solar-powered boat - will soon come to a close as the ship closes in on its final stretch. The Swiss vessel is a full-bore

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Nobel Laureate Develops World’s Cheapest and Most Effective CO2 Sponge

Nobel Laureate Develops World’s Cheapest and Most Effective CO2 Sponge

One of the holy grails of clean technology is now one step closer to reality as Noble Prize-winning chemist George Olah just developed a breakthrough low-cost plastic material

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Renault Showcases All-Electric Zoe Z.E. Concept Car at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show – Exclusive Photos!

Renault Showcases All-Electric Zoe Z.E. Concept Car at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show – Exclusive Photos!

The Zoe Z.E. made its initial debut in 2009 but it still has a fresh design sensibility, as we saw at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit -- it's futuristic enough to turn

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World’s Largest Driverless Personal Transportion System to Break Ground in India

World’s Largest Driverless Personal Transportion System to Break Ground in India

The holy city of Amritsar, India will be the site of the first urban installation of the Personal Rapid Transport, a system first seen at London’s Heathrow Airport. The elevated transportion

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RAU Architecture’s Serpentine Dutch De St@art (The T@il) Aims for Net Carbon Neutral

RAU Architecture’s Serpentine Dutch De St@art (The T@il) Aims for Net Carbon Neutral

Apenheul is a unique open-air zoo for primates that rests in a heavily forested area east of Amsterdam. The De St@art (The T@il) was designed for the zoo as a multi-use facility to house a

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6 Winter Home Improvement Tips To Save Energy

6 Winter Home Improvement Tips To Save Energy

TIP 1: Upgrade or tune-up your heating system The first plan of action is to actually have a plan. 30% of a average home’s energy cost is for heating and sometimes a lot more if you heat

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China Launches the World’s Largest Battery – a $500 Million Behemoth the Size of a Building

China Launches the World’s Largest Battery – a $500 Million Behemoth the Size of a Building

China just took a massive step forward for renewable energy as it flipped the switch on the world’s largest battery, which will help integrate a solar project and a wind farm into a smart

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Denver Union Station Will Be Transformed Into a LEED Gold Transit Hub and Hotel

Denver Union Station Will Be Transformed Into a LEED Gold Transit Hub and Hotel

Denver’s vaunted Union Station - once the transportation gateway to the west - recently received the nod to be renewed as a contemporary vision of urbanity and clean transportation. The Union

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LED Virtual Sky Promises to Make Office Spaces More Pleasant

LED Virtual Sky Promises to Make Office Spaces More Pleasant

Stacking people into windowless offices may be a cheap way to run a business, but it certainly takes a bite out of productivity. As most of us can testify, we would prefer the

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Clavuot’s Swiss Eco Bakery is the First to Achieve the MINERGIE Green Building Rating

Clavuot’s Swiss Eco Bakery is the First to Achieve the MINERGIE Green Building Rating

Patrons are greeted with a bright, glass lined and airy restaurant with a curious roof that looks like a bit of the Alps was shaved off and placed on top. The vegetated roof adds a visual

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Airless, Springy ‘Energy Return Wheel’ Tire Promises To Improve Gas Mileage

Airless, Springy ‘Energy Return Wheel’ Tire Promises To Improve Gas Mileage

The wheel may be one of humankind's first inventions, but that doesn't keep us from continuing to tinker with it. The Energy Return Wheel or ERW is a radical redesign of the common tire that

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Tour Bois-le-Prêtre: 60′s Parisian Social Housing Tower Renovated into Gleaming Efficient Apartment Complex

Tour Bois-le-Prêtre: 60′s Parisian Social Housing Tower Renovated into Gleaming Efficient Apartment Complex

The 17-story building was conceived as a low-cost social housing block - one of many that popped up throughout Europe at the time. A façade renovation 20 years ago eliminated much of the

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Green Lite Motors Develops Super Efficient Hybrid Trike Vehicle

Green Lite Motors Develops Super Efficient Hybrid Trike Vehicle

Green Lite Motors just unveiled a three-wheeled, two-passenger hybrid vehicle that looks like it could be the child of a motorcycle and a Prius. The prototype balances efficiency, comfort, and

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Retrofitted Mexican Entrepreneur Center Maximizes Performance with a Parametric Pine Facade

Retrofitted Mexican Entrepreneur Center Maximizes Performance with a Parametric Pine Facade

The tiny satellite campus is the collaborative effort of Tecnológico de Monterrey, a private university, and the bank Bancomer. The project was developed to provide education for

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1000 Recycled Doors Transform the Facade of a 10-Story Building in Seoul

1000 Recycled Doors Transform the Facade of a 10-Story Building in Seoul

South Korean Artist Choi Jeong-Hwa used 1000 brightly colored recycled doors to transform a bland 10-story building into an eye-popping visual indulgence. Jeong-Hwa is a master of using found

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LPA’s ExplorOcean Newport Beach Museum is Draped in Green & Capped With Solar Panels

LPA’s ExplorOcean Newport Beach Museum is Draped in Green & Capped With Solar Panels

Newport Beach, California has a storied history with the Pacific Ocean, and a proposed museum wants to turn that experience into an edutainment attraction. The ExplorOcean, a radical update to

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The Ridge: Net-Zero Energy Mixed-Use Passive House Project Gets Thumbs Up In Philadelphia

The Ridge: Net-Zero Energy Mixed-Use Passive House Project Gets Thumbs Up In Philadelphia

Philadelphia just gave the go-ahead for a large mixed-use multi-family housing project that is urban friendly and energy frugal. Conceived by design/build group Onion Flats, The Ridge' will

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Imagining The City 2.0 Wins the 2012 TED Prize!

Imagining The City 2.0 Wins the 2012 TED Prize!

The TED Prize has just announced its 2012 winner, and it turns out to be not a person, but an idea. Cities 2.0 will be the recipient of the annual $100,000 prize, in an unusual move on

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Boxpark: London’s first Pop-Up Shipping Container Mall Opens in Shoreditch

Boxpark: London’s first Pop-Up Shipping Container Mall Opens in Shoreditch

Photo studio55 Boxpark Shoreditch claims to be the world’s first pop-up mall, which isn’t quit the case, but a good idea is a good idea and we look forward to seeing the Boxpark Mall

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Audi and BIG Show Off Their Illuminated Urban Road of the Future Pavilion at Art Basel

Audi and BIG Show Off Their Illuminated Urban Road of the Future Pavilion at Art Basel

Audi and BIG showed up at Art Basel Miami last week with what could be mistaken as the latest dance floor design -- a huge LED surface which illuminates and tracks humans. The floor and

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Green-Roofed Serpentine Swiss Lake Resort has a See-Through Skin

Green-Roofed Serpentine Swiss Lake Resort has a See-Through Skin

The Bathing Beach Seeburg resort's translucent skin stretches around the entire building, and it is transparent on the south side to provide heat, light, and fresh air. The lake side of the

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