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How ‘Green’ Can a Huge House Be?

by Slow Home from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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By Lisa Prevost of the New York Times The steeply sloped cedar-shingled roof of the model home at Windermere on the Lake shelters roughly 7,000 square feet of living space, a respectable amount of room in this privileged suburban corridor between Pound Ridge, N.Y., and Darien, Conn....

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Observatory sheds

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:19 AM
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While most people use their garden offices to work in, many also make use of them as leisure buildings. One of the most common bespoke shedlike structures is an observatory, such as the simple one from Taylors Garden Buildings above and the homemade one belonging to Starman below. As he explains: "The plan was to have the roof slide off on runners, and after a few weeks we were there. The roof itself is tongued-and grooved timber, covered by thick gauge pond liner, a material which is impervious to more or less anything. It runs on thick plastic wheels which fit inside a shallow channel running the total length of walls-plus-runners. The weight of the roof is sufficient to keep the wheels within their channels, but light enough to be moved with one hand. The runners themselves extend out (southward) for a distance about equal to the width of the side walls, so that when the roof is fully slid away, the shed is open to the sky." Similarly, the Linnhe Observatory below has a roof section mounted on a wooden frame with eight wheels to be rolled backwards on rails away from the shed underneath. Another good site, again with plenty of details of how the build went step by step, is David's Astronomy which also has several other links to observatory builds around the interweb. Here's his own, below. There are even companies who specialise in providing observatory sheds, such as the finely titled Alexanders Observatories who claim to be the UK's leading supplier of quality roll-off observatories. Here's their 10 by 8 in situ. Or you may prefer something which looks like the big boys' observatories: here is Charles Baetsen 's lovely model (plans from his site). And here's a similar one from the excellent Gregory La Vardera .

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HERS Index Rating Initial Evaluation Results

by chad from 100khouse.com  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:34 AM
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We received the initial HERS Index scores from the Energy Star evaluations that MaGrann performed on our initial specs about two weeks ago. I have been crazy busy lately and forgot to post on this at the time. If you recall from our LEED Design Charrette, we need to hit a HERS Index of 50 [...]

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Minibox

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:21 AM
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Here's the Minibox by Holz Box , a minicube of wood and glass which comes with three beds, moveable benches, storage space and a sitting room. Via Judit Bellostes

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Shipping Container Condo in Utah

by creede from Grassroots Modern  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:58 AM
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Local readers probably already caught wind of this; a seven story condo made of orange shipping containers dubbed “City Center Lofts” is planned for construction in downtown Salt Lake City. I’ve always been interested in shipping container construction for it’s affordability, and I am eager to see if in this project it will [...]

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Paint Your own Wallpaper

by modernemama from Beach House  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
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If you think moving flagstones is hard work, just imagine the hours that went into getting the masking tape straight so you could achieve this effect. I came across this idea for a painted striped wallpaper effect by Modern Self. Totally in awe right [...]

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Blacksheep House

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:21 AM
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Blacksheep House was once a sheep shed. Now it is luxury selfcatering accommodation but with a lovely green architectural twist run by Christine and Pete Hope. Here's what they say about it: "Black sheep House is a contemporary renovation and extension of a traditional Blackhouse. We built the house with the intention of using as much of the existing stonework as possible and creating as little visual impact as possible. Starting with three remaining 1-meter thick walls we re-shaped and extended. We did this very much as a hands-on self-build & it's only because I'm a dry stone dyker by trade that I could be mad enough to take on such an ambitious project." Lots more details and photos on the site. Via The Times

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Homeworker blog

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:20 AM
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Freelance journalist and longtime homeworker Dave Howell has just launched a new blog, Homeworker . It's early days yet, but it's certainly one to subscribe to as Dave is a committed and knowledgeable working from homer. And his first post about correct posture even has a contribution from one of Shedworking's favourite garden office designers, Lynn Fotheringham from InsideOut Buildings .

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Treeshedworking Week

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:21 AM
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Yes, it's the first Treeshedworking Week here at Shedworking. There are many example of treesheddish builds on the site and every day, we'll be showcasing new shedworking atmospheres with a distinctive tree element to them (and if you have any favourites that you'd like to see featured, please do get in touch and let us know). First up is this garden office in Chiswick from Rooms Outdoor .

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Common Pond Plat House - construction almost complete

by lavardera from LamiDesign Modern House Plan Blog  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:25 AM
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Its been some time since we last reported on the Plat House being built at the environmentally sensitive development, Common Pond, in Georgia. Last time we saw it the roof was going on and the rough "framing" was almost complete. Well the inside and [...]

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