What should I be looking for? What size should the lot be? Does it have to be flat or can you build on a slope? And what orientation is best?
The Cleveland Museum of Art recently hosted a fascinating exhibition on the life and work of art icon Georgia O’Keeffe. Several members of the evoDOMUS team went to see it, and it got us thinking about the way we design our buildings, of all things. The connection’s not obvious to you? Let us explain.
There have been a number of alarming reports in recent months detailing the realities of climate change. It is here, now. And it’s going to get worse. There is a growing consensus globally that this is the case, and some local and national governments are even making concerted efforts to address it
For many years, the construction industry did not care enough about the quality of the windows available. What a mistake! Even the most advanced thermal envelope is useless if the windows are not up to par. Along with general construction leaks, they are a major source of energy loss.
Most people understand the concept of insulation, and why it is important. Heat wants to move from your warm comfortable home to the cold outside, always seeking a balance of energy. Insulation slows that process down, so more is better.
This is the most exciting endeavor I’ve ever undertaken in my career. It is fulfilling and delightful to meet so many inspiring people and potential clients who respect and love what we do, people who share our visions and goals.
So, it is the beginning of the New Year. Out with the old, in with the new. Firming up, slimming down, running a tighter ship. Many of you will use this time to get your health and bodies into better shape. I, too, try to keep up with that.
As a young American architect in Europe, I remember many frustrating visits to the States. I specifically am reminded of being saddened at the sight of a number of large retailers from my childhood on a familiar road in Warren, OH, that had recently gone out of business and whose empty buildings and vast parking lots were left behind as lonely reminders of more prosperous times.
Would you trade in your smart phone for an old-fashioned rotary phone? Would you rather use a typewriter than a computer? How about you quit listening to music on your mp3 player or iPod and go back to eight track tapes?