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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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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Omer Arbel’s Stunning 23.2 House Unfolds from Salvaged Beams

Omer Arbel’s Stunning 23.2 House Unfolds from Salvaged Beams

The home's aesthetic is one of growth and dilation, beginning with the reclaimed beams of various lengths which create a triangular roof system. The massiveness of the structural elements is

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Ian MacDonald’s Meadow House Melts Into the Canadian Landscape

Ian MacDonald’s Meadow House Melts Into the Canadian Landscape

Situated one hour’s drive north of Toronto in a rolling pasture, Architect Ian MacDonald's Meadow House is a kind of modernist extension of the land. Profiled in Azure Magazine, the

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NASA Unveils Passenger Plane Designs for 2025

NASA Unveils Passenger Plane Designs for 2025

On the heels of MIT's design for the plane of the future, NASA has given us a peek into some of the new ideas they have slated for the not-so-distant future. Recently, NASA asked the three

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Sun-Tracker Skylights Pump Daylight Indoors

Sun-Tracker Skylights Pump Daylight Indoors

Daylighting is now considered one of the cornerstones of sustainable building, but it has been a challenge to implement it in large buildings -- especially retrofits. Sun Tracker skylights are

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Sliced Stable: Open-Air Kitchen Connects With the Land

Sliced Stable: Open-Air Kitchen Connects With the Land

This Sliced Stable in the Netherlands is a little piece of community space set on a farm that is destined to become forested land again. Part of an art experience by Dutch design studio

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LEED for Homes Winners are as Affordable as They are Green

LEED for Homes Winners are as Affordable as They are Green

The now famous 100K House in Philadelphia is all about maximizing efficiency and design while squeezing the most out of a small budget. The efforts of developer  Postgreen and designer

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Seattle’s Ballard Library Pairs a Sweeping Green Roof with Natural Light

Seattle’s Ballard Library Pairs a Sweeping Green Roof with Natural Light

A prominent feature of Northwestern architecture is exposed heavy glue-lams or wooden beams supporting and shaping the roof and this project by Architects Bohlin Cywinski Jackson does not

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Futuristic Archinoma for the Prefab Beach Bum in All of Us

Futuristic Archinoma for the Prefab Beach Bum in All of Us

The funky future beach bum getaway of your dreams is here with the Archinoma transformable modular architectural system. A pod building system, based on the geometry of the stellated octahedron,

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Representative Gabrielle Giffords– an Environmental Champion

Representative Gabrielle Giffords– an Environmental Champion

Saturday's horrific shooting has shone the spotlight on Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords, but it's important not to let the devastating event overshadow the extraordinary work she has

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Unilever’s Energy Efficient Office is One of the Greenest in Europe

Unilever’s Energy Efficient Office is One of the Greenest in Europe

The interior of the Unilever HQ is designed like a vertical village. Multiple levels connect to each other, lacing throughout the huge daylit atrium. The spa, stores, and café on the first

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Spanish Palace’s Contemporary New Wing Sweeps Below Its Green Lawn

Spanish Palace’s Contemporary New Wing Sweeps Below Its Green Lawn

By sweeping underground and opening to the daylight with a angular façade, Isuuru Architects made a workplace and visitor center that does not compete with the original

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Solar-Powered Dutch Pavilion Aims for Zero Energy

Solar-Powered Dutch Pavilion Aims for Zero Energy

Dutch firm Paul de Ruiter Architects have unveiled a novel student pavilion for the Netherlands' Erasmus University that aims to go zero energy while creating a comfortable, light-filled hub for

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Lotus-Shaped Singapore Museum Collects Rain and Light

Lotus-Shaped Singapore Museum Collects Rain and Light

The newly opened over-the-top Marina Bay Sands Casino and Resort in Singapore will soon host a slightly more down-to-earth museum focused on the fusion of art and science. Renowned Architect

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Modern Biophilic Sunroom Heats a 19th Century-Pittsburgh House

Modern Biophilic Sunroom Heats a 19th Century-Pittsburgh House

This nifty greenhouse and sun room sits atop a 19th century row house in the South Side Flats of Downtown Pittsburgh. While the sawtooth roof may look contemporary, studio d’ARC actually

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Brazilian Home Showcases Light, Art, and Salvaged Materials

Brazilian Home Showcases Light, Art, and Salvaged Materials

The Eugenia House by Brazilian Architect João Diniz tells a story of sunlight, cool breezes and art. The home's tall, simple roof creates a large open living space that is light, airy and

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Solar-Powered Hydroleaf Shelter Collects Light and Water

Solar-Powered Hydroleaf Shelter Collects Light and Water

Good design often tackles multiple issues with one swoop, and good green design does this while helping to create a better world. The Hydroleaf is a striking design that is part bus shelter,

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A Stack of Sticks Conceals This Modern German Restroom

A Stack of Sticks Conceals This Modern German Restroom

Proof that a building's modest materials and usage does not mean a modest design, this golf course bathroom excels at the unexpected. German Architectural firm Berschneider + Berschneider

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Rolling Hotel Travels Through the Norwegian Fjords

Rolling Hotel Travels Through the Norwegian Fjords

Åndalsnes is a small Norwegian city that serves as a gateway to the region's magnificent fjords -- but it's in need of a makeover. Jagnefält Milton Architecture has proposed a unique way to

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Glowing Inflatable Roof Canopy Commemorates the Deceased

Glowing Inflatable Roof Canopy Commemorates the Deceased

All Souls Day was celebrated the Allerzielen.nu fair in the Netherlands this year with an evocative, inflatable glowing pavilion. Dubbed The Roof That Goes Up in Smoke, the piece was designed by

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Historic Defense Tower Transformed Into Modern Home

Historic Defense Tower Transformed Into Modern Home

This ancient defense tower in Suffolk, England has been transformed from a historic marker of a war-faring age into a remarkable one-of-a-kind home. The home's designer and owner Duncan Jackson

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Tidal Resonance Chamber Makes Space for Contemplation

Tidal Resonance Chamber Makes Space for Contemplation

Adjacent to the outstanding LEED Platinum Center for Urban Waters in Tacoma, Washington, sits an exceptional new installation. Designed through a collaboration between artist Robert M Horner

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Spiraling Stairscraper Provides a Garden For Every Apartment

Spiraling Stairscraper Provides a Garden For Every Apartment

In the future, housing will have to become much denser to support burgeoning populations, free land for other uses, and maximize infrastructure. However many people cringe at having to live in a

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Metal-Screened Print Studio is an Industrial Marvel

Metal-Screened Print Studio is an Industrial Marvel

This office / print production building is a striking structural design with nothing to hide. Designed by young firm AMID.Cero9 for the print company Diagonal 80, the project has received a lot

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The Giving Effect Connects Our Extra Stuff With Charities

The Giving Effect Connects Our Extra Stuff With Charities

Founder Mitchell Silverman says that “Most people don't realize there are many small, community-based organizations that could benefit from things we can spare like extra cleaning supplies and

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Modern Dutch Thatched House Links With The Past

Modern Dutch Thatched House Links With The Past

A modern design that borrows from its ancestors, the “Living on the Edge” house forges a union between tradition and simplicity. The home's remarkable thatched roof and walls are only the

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Chevy Volt Parts Made From 100,000 Pounds of Gulf Oil Booms

Chevy Volt Parts Made From 100,000 Pounds of Gulf Oil Booms

Today GM announced that it plans to outfit Chevy Volts with parts recycled from 100 miles of oil booms used to clean up the Gulf Oil Spill. The used booms will be transformed into plastic parts

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Rent a Living Christmas Tree This Year!

Rent a Living Christmas Tree This Year!

In Los Angeles the Living Christmas Company, which is in its third year, will deliver an evergreen to your home and pick it up again. You pick your species and size and they do all the rest.

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Pixelated Japanese House Plays With Light

Pixelated Japanese House Plays With Light

The home by Japan-based StudioGreenBlue takes a simple and elegant approach to what is a common issue in Japan -- building on a small lot in a dense city. The Kumagaya Saitama S-House in Fukaya

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