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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Vo Trong Nghia’s ‘Stacking Green’ House is an Urban Oasis Bookended With Planters

Vo Trong Nghia’s ‘Stacking Green’ House is an Urban Oasis Bookended With Planters

Measuring only 4 meters wide by 20 meters deep, the Vertical Green home has a layered program that is kept as open as possible to make the space feel less cramped. The concrete planters, stacked

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eVolo Announces Their 2013 Skyscraper Competition

eVolo Announces Their 2013 Skyscraper Competition

The 2013 eVolo Skyscraper Competition is now open for business and looking for the most outrageous, exceptional, unusual, and forward-thinking designs out there. One of our favorite

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New Report Criticizes Japanese Government and TEPCO Energy Company Over Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

New Report Criticizes Japanese Government and TEPCO Energy Company Over Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

A new independent report on the cause of the Fukushima Nuclear disaster places most of the blame on collusion between the Japanese government and TEPCO for allowing the plant to be so

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India’s LEED Gold Anna Centenary Library is the Largest and Greenest Library in Asia!

India’s LEED Gold Anna Centenary Library is the Largest and Greenest Library in Asia!

The LEED Gold Anna Centenary Library located in Kotturpuram, India is the largest library in Asia and one of the most sustainable. The cavernous space can accommodate well over a thousand

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Exquisite Alila Villas Uluwatu is the Ultimate Eco-Resort in Bali

Exquisite Alila Villas Uluwatu is the Ultimate Eco-Resort in Bali

Ok, just remember we warned you...... the design by WOHA is a vision of ecologically sound placement, form and materials which speak to a greater harmony. Indoor and outdoor spaces blend

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Jason Sweeney’s Stereopublic Project Crowdsources Quiet Spaces in Busy Cities

Jason Sweeney’s Stereopublic Project Crowdsources Quiet Spaces in Busy Cities

Cities have always been bustling environments, and with more and more of us living in them it can be difficult to find a quite place to relax or contemplate. Sound Artist Jason Sweeney's winning

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Sundolier’s Powerful Daylight Tube Fills Colorado’s Cherry Creek STEM School With Light – PHOTOS

Sundolier’s Powerful Daylight Tube Fills Colorado’s Cherry Creek STEM School With Light – PHOTOS

The Sundolier piqued a lot on interest when we first reported on the unique solar robot, which can light entire rooms. The other side of the design is the company's diffusion ‘chandlers’,

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The Innhouse Wood-Wrapped Eco-Resort Sits Gently in Chinese Forest

The Innhouse Wood-Wrapped Eco-Resort Sits Gently in Chinese Forest

The Innhouse’s scale is surprisingly modest compared to many huge projects that have come out of the building boom during China's rise on the economic world stage. Rather than pushing the

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Handcrafted OakBridge Timber Frame Addition Revitalizes 150-Year-Old Cabin

Handcrafted OakBridge Timber Frame Addition Revitalizes 150-Year-Old Cabin

Timber framing is one of the oldest still-used building techniques for the simple reason that it is an efficient and elegant use of materials. Unlike most timber framers in the states,

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Baltyk Tower: MVRDV Unveils Pixelated Daylit High-Rise for Poland

Baltyk Tower: MVRDV Unveils Pixelated Daylit High-Rise for Poland

MVRDV's Baltyk Tower is slated to be completed in 2014 and the architects are shooting for a BREEAM Very Goodrating. The tower promises plentiful daylight for the office spaces by limiting their

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Maldive Islands Largest PV Installation Donated Courtesy of Kyocera Solar

Maldive Islands Largest PV Installation Donated Courtesy of Kyocera Solar

The Maldive Islands are well on their way to completing their largest solar installation. The system is a donation from Japan of 675kW of Kyocera PV modules installed in a total of 10 locations.

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San Francisco’s Bay Bridge To Be Lit Up with Massive LED Installation

San Francisco’s Bay Bridge To Be Lit Up with Massive LED Installation

The San Francisco Bay Bridge’s 75th anniversary will be one to remember with a massive LED light show suspended from the four towers on the bridge's west side. The entire span will be covered

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SOM’s Diagonal Tower in Seoul Adds a New Dimension to Energy Efficiency

SOM’s Diagonal Tower in Seoul Adds a New Dimension to Energy Efficiency

At first glance SOM looks to be channeling Norman Foster's Hearst Tower with the strong diagonal frame, giving the building its charatertisic shape. And just like Hearst Tower, the structure’s

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LA’s Biggest Apartment Project Since the Recession Breaks Ground

LA’s Biggest Apartment Project Since the Recession Breaks Ground

The largest apartment building since the beginning of the Great Recession has broken ground in Los Angeles, promising to reinvigorate the Koreatown neighborhood. The Vermont is a two-tower,

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‘EVolo Skyscapers’ Book On Special Order Until May 31st

‘EVolo Skyscapers’ Book On Special Order Until May 31st

EVolo's towering 'Skyscrapers' book, which quickly sold out, is now available for special order until May 31st.  If you’re an aficionado of futurism in building design, then this decisive

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Toyota Prius Pulls into Third Place in Worldwide Auto Sales

Toyota Prius Pulls into Third Place in Worldwide Auto Sales

Toyota’s vaunted Prius line is racing into third place in total cars sold worldwide, proving that, far from being a niche market, hybrid technology is as mainstream as it gets. The news comes

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QuickHab Is a Flat-Pack House for Emergency or Low-Income Housing

QuickHab Is a Flat-Pack House for Emergency or Low-Income Housing

After the Gulf Coast was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, FEMA provided temporary trailers to displaced people in Louisiana and Mississippi, which turned out to be not only inadequate

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LED-Lit One Raffles Place Tower Two Snags Singapore’s Highest Green Rating

LED-Lit One Raffles Place Tower Two Snags Singapore’s Highest Green Rating

The LED-lit One Raffles Place Tower Two is a worthy successor to its taller neighbor, One Raffles Place Tower One, with a flair for environmentally advanced design. Located right in the heat of

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Nadia Belalia Transforms Simple Steel Steamers Into Stunning Lamps

Nadia Belalia Transforms Simple Steel Steamers Into Stunning Lamps

It’s a pretty old trick to take a simple steamer or colander and use it as a light shade, so designer Nadia Belalia upped the ante with her series of transformed and customized steamer lamps.

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Steven Chu Talks Science and Renewables, But Steers Clear of Policy at World Renewable Energy Forum

Steven Chu Talks Science and Renewables, But Steers Clear of Policy at World Renewable Energy Forum

Dr. Steven Chu, head of the US Department of Energy, gave an information-packed, 50-minute speech at the World Renewable Energy Forum in Denver on Wednesday. Speaking to a crowd of renewable

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Biochar Promises to Provide Carbon Negative Fuel and Better Soil

Biochar Promises to Provide Carbon Negative Fuel and Better Soil

Could what's in this little container keep our planet healthy? The simple reality is we need to find a way to put carbon back into the soil, and making something called 'biochar' is perhaps the

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The HEX Curtain by Rael San Fratello Makes a Kinetic Light Show Out of Your Window

The HEX Curtain by Rael San Fratello Makes a Kinetic Light Show Out of Your Window

The banks of shades are composed of individual petals, each pivoting from the bottom of a hexagonal grid and attached to the adjacent one with a threaded connection. Each horizontal row has

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Composer Cheryl Leonard Creates Musical Works from the Sounds of Nature

Composer Cheryl Leonard Creates Musical Works from the Sounds of Nature

It’s not easy to write about sound, so maybe it’s better to start with the objects that emit them. As part of a NSF program which invites artists and writers to explore Antarctica Cheryl

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GE Launches First 100 Watt Equivalent LED Bulb Cooled by an Air Pump

GE Launches First 100 Watt Equivalent LED Bulb Cooled by an Air Pump

GE just announced a new LED light bulb replacement for the 100 watt incandescent that uses pulses of air to keep cool. The design is the first of its kind in the LED industry, and it comes just

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$10 Billion Bullet Train Proposed Between Houston and Fort Worth, Texas

$10 Billion Bullet Train Proposed Between Houston and Fort Worth, Texas

Bullet trains in Texas by 2020? That's the proposal laid out by the Texas Central Railroad, and it could become a reality if it can come up with $10 billion in private funding. The railway would

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Shigeru Ban’s Christchurch Cardboard Cathedral Gets the Green Light for Construction

Shigeru Ban’s Christchurch Cardboard Cathedral Gets the Green Light for Construction

Shigeru Ban’s temporary cardboard cathedral finally got the green light to be erected in Christchurch, New Zealand. Now called the “Transitional Cathedral”, the building will replace a

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Heat Map of England Visualizes Building Energy Use

Heat Map of England Visualizes Building Energy Use

A new type of heat map was introduced in the UK and it maps out, quite literally, the heating needs of the entire country. While designed to help implement heating infrastructure like

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Updated Cornell Study Shows Fracking Causes More Global Warming Than Coal

Updated Cornell Study Shows Fracking Causes More Global Warming Than Coal

Hydraulic fracking is getting a pretty bad reputation for its potential to pollute water, cause cancer, and trigger earthquakes -- need we go on? But a new study from Cornell reports that the

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Plaza Diane in Wyoming is a LEED Gold Art Center Converted from a Former Gas Station

Plaza Diane in Wyoming is a LEED Gold Art Center Converted from a Former Gas Station

Driving through town, the bright and airy Plaza Diane jumps out amongst the older buildings. The original plaza is named after a prominent civic leader Diane E. Bonner who was instrumental in

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Stéphane Maupin’s M Building is a Village-Like Social Housing Complex in Paris

Stéphane Maupin’s M Building is a Village-Like Social Housing Complex in Paris

The two-toned building is placed on Rue Rebière, a narrow street in northern Paris, across from a graveyard which by code cannot have the building facing it. The design solves the conflict of

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