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AIA Vermont: 11.10

AIA Vermont: 11.10 | Dave Sellers, Iconoclast Architect , GroupThink about the {non-gadgety} house, home, neighborhood, culture, and sustainable living situation for the future. IDEAS WELCOME, INVITED, ENCOURAGED, and MUCH APPRECIATED! | Scoop.it

I’ve never been the star-struck type.

 

But in the late afternoon of October 14, at the commencement of the AIA-VT/NH 2nd Annual Joint Event in Putney, Vermont, I realized I’ve simply never been in the right environment. I stood behind the registration table, heart beating and cheeks flushing, as the room filled with…architects. True confessions: the intellect and collective brain-power represented by the 60-plus architects, engineers, builders, and affiliates that came out for this three-building tour was truly spectacular. Made possible by generous support from sponsors DEW Construction Corporation (general contractor for all three buildings) and Efficiency Vermont, as well as gracious cooperation from The Putney School, the tour offered an exceptional educational experience and was a smashing success.

 


We walked across the campus in one sprawling group, admiring the school’s different building styles amidst rolling hills painted with bright fall colors. We made our way down a wooded path to our first stop on the tour, Huseby Hall, a student/faculty dormitory that is at once both modern and rustic. Entering through a beautiful wooden door designed and built by a Putney School math professor/woodworker, we found ourselves in a space that felt more like a tree house than a residential hall. Mac Rood of Bast & Rood Architects laid out the construction documents and answered a multitude of questions concerning the design and functionality of the building before setting the group free to explore. Motifs of stone and natural wood, orchestrated in part by collaborating architect David Sellers, echoed throughout the building, surprising and delighting attendees of all ages as we scampered up the “sculpture” stair and wandered through mosaic and stone archways into bedrooms. The living space was both functional and comfortable, inviting students to enjoy the indoor atmosphere while being constantly reminded of their natural setting. All of the trees that serve structural and decorative purposes in the building were sourced from the campus grounds....


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Yestermorrow Design/Build School: September 2008

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Architectural Improvisation: A History of Vermont's Design/Build Movement 1964-1977 documents a radical, Vermont-based architectural movement characterized by organic forms, improvisational processes, hands-on methods, and natural materials. Predating the back-to-the-land movement but motivated by similar values and principles, the Design/Build movement focused on a new mediatory role for architecture both in creating community and in the then-newly charged relationship between humans and the environment. A number of the documented projects from the mid-1960s pioneered technological and social experimentation such as solar heating, wind power, and co-housing.

Guest-curated by Norwich University architecture professor Danny Sagan, the exhibition traces the development of the Design/Build movement from its roots in Bauhaus theory at Yale School of Architecture in the early 1960s to its radical social, technological, and aesthetic experimentation. It examines the work of a group of young architects who moved to Vermont from Yale and the University of Pennsylvania Architecture program in the mid-1960s, among them, David Sellers, Bill Reineke, Jim Sanford, Bill Maclay, Ellen Strauss, Charles Hosford, John Mallary, and Barry Simpson. The exhibition documents for the first time the exemplary Vermont projects created by these architects, including Sibley/Pyramid House, Tack House, and Dimetrodon on "Prickly Mountain" in Warren, Vermont; Goddard College in Plainfield; and the Anthos housing project in Waitsfield; as well as Skidompha House in Maine. It presents previously unpublished photographs and drawings, contemporary photographs, artifacts from the houses, and other documentary materials that reflect both the process and the resulting structures.

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Founders Amanda Brinkman and Cameron Shaw created the new program to help bolster the New Orleans art community and provide artists with a support network.
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Solar power system making green energy affordable - The Salem News

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Amazon.com: Reinventing Community: Stories from the Walkways of Cohousing (9781555915018): David Wann: Books

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Reinventing Community: Stories from the Walkways of Cohousing [David Wann] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers. ''Human beings are not meant to live alone, or in isolated nuclear family arrangements.
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Internet of food: Arduino-based, urban aquaponics in Oakland

The land in West Oakland where Eric Maundu is trying to farm is covered with freeways, roads, light rail and parking lots so there's not much arable land and the soil is contaminated. So Maundu doesn't use soil. Instead he's growing plants using fish and circulating water.

 

It's called aquaponics- a gardening system that combines hydroponics (water-based planting) and aquaculture (fish farming). It's been hailed as the future of farming: it uses less water (up to 90% less than traditional gardening), doesn't attract soil-based bugs and produces two types of produce (both plants and fish).

 


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Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landscapes | Video on TED.com

TED Talks What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course.

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Vt. Veterans Home is investigating possible mold issue - Bennington Banner

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Mobile Concrete Recycling Plant and Stone Crusher Machine Price ...

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GE, Urban Green Energy set up first integrated, wind-powered EV charging ... - Engadget

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Ireland Looks to Pumped Storage, Local Renewable Energy Co-ops ...

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Wind farms, pumped hydro storage sites and local renewable energy co-ops are all part of the "Spirit of Ireland" project, which aims to transform Ireland into a net exporter of electricity.
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SaveEnergy123 and the Green Button Come Together to Help Homeowners Save Energy

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Energy efficiency innovator enhances popular service by adding the Green Button Energy Viewer to support the nationally recognized standard.
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Community Recycling and George Leck and Son Inc Innovate Textile Recycling ... - Virtual-Strategy Magazine

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The University of Michigan College of Architecture.... Co-housing's first designers, supporters, innovators, and architects

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The University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning recently hosted its first Detroit Urban Design Charrette, organized by new dean and long-time new urbanist Doug Kelbaugh.......

               Article Type:  New Urban Update Issue:  May/June 1999 Issue Date:  Sat, 1999-05-01 Page Number:  19 Volume:  Vol. 1

The University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning recently hosted its first Detroit Urban Design Charrette, organized by new dean and long-time new urbanist Doug Kelbaugh. The five day charrette developed plans for a poor inner city site in Detroit called the Lower Cass Corridor. The event drew 100 participants and 400 attendees despite blizzard conditions and canceled flights. Students and faculty from five universities participated on the design teams, led by noted new urbanists Jonathan Barnett, *David Sellers*, Mark Schimmenti, Dede Christopher, and others. Kelbaugh described the charrette as the largest and most productive of his career.

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Rooftop farms flourish in space-starved Hong Kong - Phys.Org

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Rooftop farms flourish in space-starved Hong KongPhys.OrgA woman walks past vegetable boxes at City Farm, an organic farm set up on the rooftop of a tower block in Hong Kong.
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Living Green Roofs! Urban Farms, City Greening and Permaculture ...

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Living Roofs! Green Roofs! Rooftop Gardening! Rooftop Permaculture! Wildflower Roofs! Cyclone and Hurricane Resilient Designs with Nature Irrigated, Native Species for habitat, food and biodiversity. Green Roofs for ...
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Fleming Museum - Special Exhibitions

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Robert Hull Fleming Museum of Art and Anthropology, Burlington, Vermont, USA: collections, exhibitions, programs, and event information.  ..... 

Architectural Improvisation: A History of Vermont's Design/Build Movement 1964-1977

September 24 - December 19, 2008
East Gallery

Architectural Improvisation: A History of Vermont's Design/Build Movement 1964-1977 documents a radical, Vermont-based architectural movement characterized by organic forms, improvisational processes, hands-on methods, and natural materials.

 

Predating the back-to-the-land movement but motivated by similar values and principles, the Design/Build movement focused on a new mediatory role for architecture both in creating community and in the then-newly charged relationship between humans and the environment. A number of the documented projects from the mid-1960s pioneered technological and social experimentation such as solar heating, wind power, and co-housing.

 

Guest-curated by Norwich University architecture professor Danny Sagan, the exhibition traces the development of the Design/Build movement from its roots in Bauhaus theory at Yale School of Architecture in the early 1960s to its radical social, technological, and aesthetic experimentation. It examines the work of a group of young architects who moved to Vermont from Yale and the University of Pennsylvania Architecture program in the mid-1960s, among them, David Sellers, Bill Reineke, Jim Sanford, Bill Maclay, Ellen Strauss, Charles Hosford, John Mallary, and Barry Simpson.

 

The exhibition documents for the first time the exemplary Vermont projects created by these architects, including Sibley/Pyramid House, Tack House, and Dimetrodon on "Prickly Mountain" in Warren, Vermont; Goddard College in Plainfield; and the Anthos housing project in Waitsfield; as well as Skidompha House in Maine. It presents previously unpublished photographs and drawings, contemporary photographs, artifacts from the houses, and other documentary materials that reflect both the process and the resulting structures. An accompanying catalogue will be published by the University of Vermont Press.....

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Cheap, Sustainable Water Filter Made from Seeds and Sand

Cheap, Sustainable Water Filter Made from Seeds and Sand | Dave Sellers, Iconoclast Architect , GroupThink about the {non-gadgety} house, home, neighborhood, culture, and sustainable living situation for the future. IDEAS WELCOME, INVITED, ENCOURAGED, and MUCH APPRECIATED! | Scoop.it

A few research groups are looking into how to use the seeds from the Moringa tree to clean drinking water. One group, from Pennsylvania State University, is developing a special, antibacterial Moringa sand that it hopes people could easily make at home and use to filter their own water.

 

"The idea is that as long as people have [ordinary] sand and Moringa seeds, they can clean water," said Stephanie Velegol, a chemical engineer who is leading the Penn State research. Moringa trees are common in many water-stressed regions of Asia, Africa and South America, and one mature tree can produce as many as 15,000 seeds. 

 

Moringa seeds might generally prove more appealing than chlorine, which many governments now distribute to people who drink untreated water from wells, rivers and ponds.


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Seattle Sustainable Urban Farming Startup Keeps it ‘Hyperlocal’, Growing Food on Rooftops

Seattle Sustainable Urban Farming Startup Keeps it ‘Hyperlocal’, Growing Food on Rooftops | Dave Sellers, Iconoclast Architect , GroupThink about the {non-gadgety} house, home, neighborhood, culture, and sustainable living situation for the future. IDEAS WELCOME, INVITED, ENCOURAGED, and MUCH APPRECIATED! | Scoop.it

Chris Bajuk got into urban farming almost by chance. Though not from a farming background, he has been gardening in backyards since childhood. And, in recent years he has been experimenting with hydroponic systems. “A good friend of mine, and classmate from the University of Washington MBA program, came over to my house and was awestruck by how much produce I was growing on my backyard deck using hydroponics,” says Bajuk, who was growing peas, beans, tomatillos, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, watermelon and corn in buckets. “He suggested we start an urban farming business,” he reflects. “Thus, UrbanHarvest was born.”

 

http://urbanharvest.com/


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135 members of 750-year-old dynasty live under one roof - IBNLive.com

135 members of 750-year-old dynasty live under one roof - IBNLive.com | Dave Sellers, Iconoclast Architect , GroupThink about the {non-gadgety} house, home, neighborhood, culture, and sustainable living situation for the future. IDEAS WELCOME, INVITED, ENCOURAGED, and MUCH APPRECIATED! | Scoop.it
135 members of 750-year-old dynasty live under one roofIBNLive.comThe inmates of the one-storey Vittal Aramane, living as commoners, are actually descendants of the royal Arasu dynasty, which has a history of 750 years, making it more ancient than...
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Vt. officials hoping for important FEMA decision this week

Vermont officials are hoping the Federal Emergency Management Agency — or FEMA– will pay for a big chunk of Tropical Storm Irene costs. Reconstruction of the State Office Complex in Waterbury is expected to cost millions ...
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Export Market Boosts Organic Farming in Uganda - AllAfrica.com

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Export Market Boosts Organic Farming in UgandaAllAfrica.comKampala, Uganda — Despite the overwhelming results from GMO's and hybrids, coupled with the use of artificial fertilizers, organic farming is becoming popular given the increasing demand on...
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Green Home Construction Commences at First Florida Hemcrete Project - Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Green Home Construction Commences at First Florida Hemcrete Project - Virtual-Strategy Magazine | Dave Sellers, Iconoclast Architect , GroupThink about the {non-gadgety} house, home, neighborhood, culture, and sustainable living situation for the future. IDEAS WELCOME, INVITED, ENCOURAGED, and MUCH APPRECIATED! | Scoop.it
Green Home Construction Commences at First Florida Hemcrete ProjectVirtual-Strategy MagazineAmerican Lime Technology, the North American leader in sustainable hemp and lime-based green building construction materials is proud to announce...
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Make Solar Panel & Wind Turbine | HomeMadePowerPlant

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Cut electricity costs by 80%. Save the planet from pollution. Make solar panels and wind turbines. Use renewable energy.
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Colored Solar Panels Hit California Market | THE GREEN ENERGY ...

Colored Solar Panels Hit California Market | THE GREEN ENERGY ... | Dave Sellers, Iconoclast Architect , GroupThink about the {non-gadgety} house, home, neighborhood, culture, and sustainable living situation for the future. IDEAS WELCOME, INVITED, ENCOURAGED, and MUCH APPRECIATED! | Scoop.it
Colored Solar is trying to grab a toehold in this market with red, emerald green, forest green, and polished marble panels. In terms of panel efficiency, NREL found there is little performance compromised for a 16%+ efficiency ...
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