LEEDing the Way
- Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States.
- Founded in 2004, Minnesota-based Hive Modular creates affordable high-end prefab homes that minimize exposure of building materials to the elements and boasts a process that delivers a shortened…
- Architect Jim Garrison of Brooklyn-based Garrison Architects was asked to design a lakeside retreat for visiting families at a boarding school for troubled teens, Star Commonwealth, in Albion,…
AnTeak, by Walker Zanger, is made of FSC-certified reclaimed wood. It comes in seven patterns, from herring-bone (above) to penny tile.
Two RISD-trained designers based on a small island outside Seattle hand-wrap their precision-cut mirrors with hemp twine around a border of FSC-certified Baltic birch plywood.
- After searching in vain for an empty lot to build on, architect Brian White settled for a nondescript 1960s ranch that nobody else wanted—and proved that building from the ground up doesn’t always…
Painstakingly constructed from a single piece of FSC-certified pine, these angled shelves aim to minimize waste (which, incidentally, maximizes the use of small nails) during the construction process. Especially perfect for someone with hundreds of copies of the same tall, narrow book.