Personal tools
log in | join | help
Sections

LiveModern: Your Best Modern Home

LiveModern is an online community for modern, sustainable housing design, products and services. Join our community to find design and share ideas. The best and brightest are highlighted here.



 

 


Pier 57

Chelsea’s Pier 57 Soon To Be Multi-Use Center Made Of Shipping Containers

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

Just like the High Line Park project, another great green redevelopment of otherwise unused dilapidated real estate in New York City is about to get underway as the Hudson River Park Trust announced last week that Pier 57, an old cargo dock located just [...]

Read More…


Remodelling Armadale House by Greg Gong

by Slow Home from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

 This complete remodel of a small house in Melbourne, Australia by Greg Gong involved moving the home's kitchen into the existing entry veranda.See the full entry [...]

Read More…


New Urbanist Andres Duany Says LEED is Crashing Over Cost

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

Griffin Park, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company As noted in posts on a net-zero bank branch last week, context matters. As studies have shown, when it comes to energy consumption, where you live is more important than what you live in. Andres Duany [...]

Read More…


Digging Deeper for Sustainable Design

by designTURF (noreply@blogger.com) from designTURF  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

For those of you in the bay area, San Francisco's IDSA brings you Digging Deeper: Unearthing the Building Blocks for Sustainable Design.This participant-driven panel discussion will dig deep into the eco-issuesdesigners face everyday to reveal the [...]

Read More…


What “Green” Really Means

by James Glave from James Glave Almost Green Eco Humor Culdesactivism  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

Here’s my latest, a piece about my own community’s wrenching struggles to deal with growth and change — change in both the cultural fabric and the climate itself. It’s a broad-ranging investigation of the in-between moment we all [...]

Read More…


New Uses For Old Malls: Urban Farms

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

Ever since Architect Eb Zeidler riffed on the Galleria in Milan for his Eaton Centre in Toronto in the '70s, a lot of malls have been covered with glorious glass roofs. Many downtown malls were built as urban renewal and revitalization projects, [...]

Read More…


Ridge0-studio-101-michelle-kaufmann

New Zero Series Prefab from Studio 101

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

Michelle Kaufmann just announced the launch of three new prefab homes available exclusively through Studio 101 Designs and built by Blazer Industries.  These homes -- Ridge0, Vista0, and Contours0 -- are part of the Zero Series designed to produce as [...]

Read More…


Week in Review

Green Mistakes, Arboreal Architecture, Surface Cooling, + Design for Resale

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

Home for life. Moving toward cool surfaces. Is environmentalism a luxury good? McDonough on Cradle to Cradle design. Circular prefab: hip to be round. Getting it right in New Orleans. Costly green mistakes. Arboreal architecture. Also, follow [...]

Read More…


Ravenbrick-window-comparison

Smart Windows that Save Big Energy

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

This startup company, RavenBrick, was profiled by the New York Times for its simple and smart window technology.  It's a window like nothing else on the market.  Using patented and patent pending technology, RavenWindow has a reflective film that's [...]

Read More…


LifeEdited: So Many Great Ideas, So Little Time Left

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

We're crowdsourcing design at the LifeEdited project, a contest to design some or all of Graham Hill's 420 square foot apartment in New York. As the clock runs out, (just a few days left to enter) I have to say that the ideas submitted so far are [...]

Read More…


 

 

 
 
 

Website migration, maintenance and customization provided by Grafware.