Studio III architects has adopted the 2030 Challenge!
The primary objectives of the 2030 Challenge are:
– to achieve the dramatic reduction in global fossil fuel consumption and GHG emissions of the built environment by changing the way cities, communities, infrastructure, and buildings, are planned, designed, and constructed and;
– the regional development of an adaptive, resilient built environment that can manage the impacts of climate change, preserve natural resources, and access low-cost, renewable energy resources.
Studio III is committed to contributing to a sustainable built environment, providing Passive House and Energy Star rated buildings.
Please check out this great video about The 2030 Challenge: https://vimeo.com/22702981
…and here’s a link to The 2030 Challenge website
and a list of firms that have adopted the challenge, including Studio III!
…and a very happy, healthy New Year to everyone, from Studio III!
Controversy over NEW vs. OLD!
You love your old sneakers….so you save em and get new ones….or Huck the stinky old ones, or??
Ok how about your car, or phone?! Old vs. New?
Maybe it’s more of a cultural question. Sure some things we love new and others we love because they’re old. From there it can be simplified to individual preference. Let’s face it, some like to go antique collecting and others like to get rid of their junk…it all depends on where you stand.
So what about this example of a new home vs an old home? And where does ones opinion cross the boundaries into others rights?
As Rodney King once said “can’t we all just try to get along?!”
…and for fun, here is the link to the Oakwood’s Historic society web page,
…and Architect Louis Cherry’s web page!
Ok…I’ll make no pretense as to understanding the politics of India, but I was moved by Narendra Modi’s landslide election (814.7 million voted! Most of them for Modi presumably) and acceptance speech as covered and translated by NPR. He is now the leader of 1.25 BILLION people, 1/6th of the world’s population!
At a quick glance Modi is the poster child of alllllll the greatest ideals of Democracy. But as one looks a little deeper, as one should always do when dealing with politicians, his political career is a bit controversial, kinda like all politicians, yet he is now the leader of one of the world’s largest economies….and the world’s biggest Democracy. A lot of things to make one say “Hmmmmm…?” What do you think? Hero or Villain?
Here is the NPR piece…sounds like a pretty amazing leader!
Here is another (video) article spelling out some of the more complicated circumstances surrounding Mr. Modi’s political life….and why we should care.
….and a harder look at Modi and India’s challenges.
Ok…this is a little old…almost a year…but amazing…and nauseating at the same time!
Check out this video of the One World Trade Center spire lifted into position, 1.776 feet high!! (go full screen …its crazy!)