Tracing the history of air conditioning’s impact on occupant health and comfort

Patrick Sisson, writing for Curbed, wrote a wonderful article: How air conditioning shaped modern architecture — and changed our climate. He states: Air conditioning enabled our great modernist buildings to rise, but it’s also fueled today’s energy and environmental crisis. AC helped create a new building typology, one that environmentally conscious architects and designers are … Continue reading Tracing the history of air conditioning’s impact on occupant health and comfort

Maybe It’s Time for Architects to Deliver More Than Just Great Design | residentialarchitect.com

Link: Maybe It’s Time for Architects to Deliver More Than Just Great Design | residentialarchitect.com i had a business dinner recently that you might find unsettling. It was with the ?team? building a million-dollar sustainable house. The team included a custom builder with LEED AP credentials and the clients? project manager. The custom builder was … Continue reading Maybe It’s Time for Architects to Deliver More Than Just Great Design | residentialarchitect.com

Pioneers of sustainable design take Australia?s top architecture prize

Link: Pioneers of sustainable design take Australia?s top architecture prize <img src=”http://www.blhill.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/13724_WAN%20RAIA%20Gold%20Clares%201.jpg&#8221; width=”385″ alt=”” /><br /> Long before sustainable design entered the lexicon, Kerry and Lindsay Clare developed a reputation for designing sub tropical low impact sustainable housing across Queensland. The Australian Institute of Architects, on March 18, recognized the couple?s 31-year body of work … Continue reading Pioneers of sustainable design take Australia?s top architecture prize