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] Hyper-Localization of Sustainable Architecture to be published in 2014.

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Pixelated Swiss Wine Store Made from 1,500 Wine Boxes!

Pixelated Swiss Wine Store Made from 1,500 Wine Boxes!

The classy Albert Reichmuth wine shop in Zurich, Switzerland may be one of the world's greenest -- thanks to its pixelated interior made from reused wine boxes. Swiss design firm OOS upgraded

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New Solar Panel Array Doubles the Energy and Halves the Cost of Traditional Solar

New Solar Panel Array Doubles the Energy and Halves the Cost of Traditional Solar

NREL just announced a huge breakthrough in making solar electricity competitive with fossil fuels as they unveiled the Amonix 7700 Concentrated Photovoltaic or CPV Generator. We cover a lot of

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Xcel Energy Rocks Colorado Solar Industry by Dropping Their Support

Xcel Energy Rocks Colorado Solar Industry by Dropping Their Support

The thriving solar electric industry in Colorado just came to a screeching halt as the largest utility and main provider of renewable energy rebates in Colorado, Xcel

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s LEED Gold Arts Center Opens at Brown University

Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s LEED Gold Arts Center Opens at Brown University

Brown University is now the proud owner of a new Creative Arts Center that breaks the mold -- literally. The LEED Gold facility by Diller Scofidio + Renfro is a three-floor multi-disciplinary

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Stride Treglown’s BREEAM Outstanding Office Shoots For Net Zero

Stride Treglown’s BREEAM Outstanding Office Shoots For Net Zero

When UK-based architecture firm Stride Treglown sat down to design their own office, they took on the challenge of creating the most sustainable building they could afford. The result is the

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Hydrofloor: Disappearing Pool Saves Energy and Space

Hydrofloor: Disappearing Pool Saves Energy and Space

What if you had a swimming pool that could change shape according to your needs? Enter the Hydrofloor, a multitasking pool floor that can actually rise and lower to different levels. The pool

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Madrid’s Sustainable Ecopolis Plaza is a Versatile Public Space

Madrid’s Sustainable Ecopolis Plaza is a Versatile Public Space

The building serves as a childcare center, a recreation center, and an open air plaza that uses layers of materials to create a unique environment. Energy savings was one of the major

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Argentinian Mountain Home by Studio Ramos Sprouts a Green Roof

Argentinian Mountain Home by Studio Ramos Sprouts a Green Roof

Tucked in the woods near a mountain lake in Argentina is a rustic retreat that melts into the landscape.

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BIG Unveils Eye-Popping West 57 Residential Tower Pyramid in NYC Today

BIG Unveils Eye-Popping West 57 Residential Tower Pyramid in NYC Today

Mr. Ingels has dropped a few hints about his project unveiling in New York - perhaps the biggest was opening an office and moving to the city. The tower is a clear hybrid of the northern

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Winning Design Turns Abandoned Italian Bridge into Eco Village

Winning Design Turns Abandoned Italian Bridge into Eco Village

We have been having a lot of fun profiling projects submitted to the Solar Park South competition which challenged designers to re-imagine a soon to be decommissioned bridge on the Reggio

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Mesmerizing Cube Pavillion Made from Mundane PVC Pipes

Mesmerizing Cube Pavillion Made from Mundane PVC Pipes

The B (h) uis is one of those projects that seems to magically transform humble waste materials into an elegant and useful architectural space. Made entirely of short lengths of PVC pipe Dutch

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Exclusive Photos: Inhabitat Tours the New LEED Platinum RMi2 Building in Colorado

Exclusive Photos: Inhabitat Tours the New LEED Platinum RMi2 Building in Colorado

The new headquarters is a place intended to create a solid footing for small companies to creatively develop their products and markets. Olexa Tkachenko, principle architect of the RMi2

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Gorgeous Green Roofed UCSF Lab Undulates Gingerly on a Hillside

Gorgeous Green Roofed UCSF Lab Undulates Gingerly on a Hillside

Photo © Bruce Damonte The overriding design challenge was to build on such a steep undulating landscape. The bulk of the building rests on trusses that connect at centrally located concrete

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Incredible Modern Rwandan Education Center Made With Local Materials

Incredible Modern Rwandan Education Center Made With Local Materials

This newly completed education center in Nyanza, Rwanda is a subtle design that uses local materials and crafts with a sophisticated layout to provide for a multitude of community needs.

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New WWF Report Shows How We Can Get to Renewable Only Energy By 2050

New WWF Report Shows How We Can Get to Renewable Only Energy By 2050

Energy may be our single largest and thorniest issue as we progress into the middle of the 21st century and some seriously big thinking about new ways to produce it will have to become

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Italian Alps Barn Renovated Into a Solar-Powered Contemporary Retreat

Italian Alps Barn Renovated Into a Solar-Powered Contemporary Retreat

This rustic Alpine Barn in Selva di Cadore, Italy has been renovated into a low-impact retreat set in the dramatic Italian Alps. The barn is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so great

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Modern Dutch House Built From Salvaged Billboards and Umbrellas

Modern Dutch House Built From Salvaged Billboards and Umbrellas

A first glance this may appear to be just another nice-looking modern home -- until you realize that it is constructed almost entirely from salvaged materials sourced within a nine mile radius

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OFF Architecture Proposes Belgrade Science Center Built as an Entire Mountain

OFF Architecture Proposes Belgrade Science Center Built as an Entire Mountain

This artificial mountain proposed for the center of Belgrade dubbed “Sciencescape” is the innovative vision of OFF Architecture. OFF entered their proposal for the Center for Promotion

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BIG Unveils a Ski Slope Waste Incinerator for Copenhagen

BIG Unveils a Ski Slope Waste Incinerator for Copenhagen

Bjarke Ingels Group just announced their winning design for an entirely new kind of building — a waste-to-energy plant that doubles as a ski slope and recreation center. Dubbed

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Adaptive Mudgee Mini Cabin Opens to the Australian Landscape

Adaptive Mudgee Mini Cabin Opens to the Australian Landscape

This Mudgee Permanent Camping project by Casey Brown Architecture excels at working with its environment -- which is not an easy task given its isolated, rugged cliff-side locale in New South

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Glass-Clad Bike Transit Center Opens in Downtown Washington DC

Glass-Clad Bike Transit Center Opens in Downtown Washington DC

The bike center's radial glass vernacular stands in soft opposition to the neoclassical marble buildings that define the country's Capital. The soft edges slip into the street, offering an oasis

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Micro LA Tree House Creates a Contemporary Dream Retreat

Micro LA Tree House Creates a Contemporary Dream Retreat

The sculptural form of this LA treehouse is a perfect fit for its occupants as the design was inspired by the owner's art collection. Given as a surprise gift from a husband to his wife, the

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Floating “Kaluga” Sauna Sprouts a Tree on Top

Floating “Kaluga” Sauna Sprouts a Tree on Top

Russia's Festival of Landscape Objects saw a flotilla of seaworthy buildings float down the Ugra River to Nikola-Lenivets Village. Among the visionary houses was a beautifully-finished floating

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UNStudio Unveils Green-Roofed Library of the Future for Belgium

UNStudio Unveils Green-Roofed Library of the Future for Belgium

UNStudio has unveiled designs for an Urban Library of the Future in Gent, Belgium that presents a refined sense of public space. The building’s light, transparent design creates a public

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Modern Morerava Eco Cabins Sit Lightly on Easter Island

Modern Morerava Eco Cabins Sit Lightly on Easter Island

The project celebrates sustainable design in a challenging environment where its impact can be the most beneficial. The cabins were built in on the Chilean mainland and placed on piers to

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Incredible Rock Office is Built From the Ground Up With Simple Stones

Incredible Rock Office is Built From the Ground Up With Simple Stones

Rock Office is a unique structure that sits on a precarious piece of land in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Commissioned as an architecture and construction office with an included

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EDV-01: Robotic Emergency Shelter is Entirely Self-Sufficient

EDV-01: Robotic Emergency Shelter is Entirely Self-Sufficient

Japan just unveiled the future of emergency housing in the form of the Emergency Disaster Vehicle, or EDV-01. The innovative design is fully-automated, capable of automatically doubling its

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Study Reveals Renewable Energy Could Support All of Civilization by 2030

Study Reveals Renewable Energy Could Support All of Civilization by 2030

If you don't believe that we can kick our dependency on fossil fuels to the curb, think again. A newly released study says we can do it by 2030. Authored by Mark Delucchi and Mark Jacobsona, the

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Vibro-Wind Piezoelectric Pads Harness Wind Energy Without Turbines

Vibro-Wind Piezoelectric Pads Harness Wind Energy Without Turbines

Francis Moon, a mechanical engineering professor at Cornell University, has designed a novel type of wind energy generator that vibrates in the wind rather than cutting the breeze like a

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Daylit San Francisco Gallery House Features a Tree-Inspired Facade

Daylit San Francisco Gallery House Features a Tree-Inspired Facade

This home and gallery, built in the heart of San Francisco, is an aesthetically enriching environment that makes good use of natural resources. Designed by Ogrydziak/Prillinger Architects to

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