Los Angeles’ newest multi-family dwelling strikes a balance between eco-functionality and elegant aesthetics. By Annette Maxon Some move to the city to escape nature for obvious reasons: dirt, bugs, lack […]
The right materials help. They help the people, and by being sustainable they help the planet. How long do they last?
Ten Years Old And Still Modern
Designers were no longer choosing between old conventional construction versus attempting to be environmentally conscious. The choice became levels of distinction. How green should the building be? LEED buildings were celebrated, and rigor was being applied to the levels of LEED.
A Calming Tour through the Portland Japanese Garden
Guest Blog: Modern Architecture and Design Society (MA+DS) The Pacific Northwest is, in many ways, entwined with the entirety of the Pacific Rim. Culturally and economically, from San Francisco to Portland, […]
The Healthiest House – One family’s quest to build a toxin-free home
Guest Blog: Modern Architecture and Design Society (MA+DS) “In 2013, Adam Reiser and his family found out that their beloved house was filled with a dangerous toxin that was making them […]
Breathing Better with Live Plants
Like oxygen? Thank a plant. Like oxygen in your home? It’s already there, of course, but houseplants are natural filters that can improve modern spaces, a bit of green to […]