LEED Gold house puts a modern twist on historic Aspen architecture

May 17, 2017 by  
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Architecture firm Rowland + Broughton designed Game On, a stunning modern home sensitive to historic context and the environment in Aspen, Colorado. Crafted as a contemporary take on the West End neighborhood’s late 19th century architecture, the elegant new home uses smart technology to achieve LEED Gold certification. Solar panels power over half of Game On’s energy needs and stormwater management is seamlessly integrated into the design. Since Game On is located in a historic neighborhood, the architects prioritized site context in the design process to achieve approval from the City of Aspen’s Historic Preservation Commission . The original site contained a historic miner’s cabin that the architects preserved but moved to the northwest corner. The relocation allowed the lot to be split in half with the new build located on the southern half. The architects designed the new home with white fiber-cement siding for a clean and contemporary appearance and also added a traditional front porch and gabled roof to reference the neighborhood’s historic context. The 4,291-square-foot home consists of the main dwelling and a detached garage. The home is optimized for entertaining thanks to its open-plan layout that can accommodate a large number of guests. “Pure in form and with modern articulation, it’s modern and efficient with no unused space,” wrote the architects. Related: Black Magic home sits lightly in a mountain oasis The LEED Gold-certified home is outfitted with home automation technology and powered by solar panels mounted on the garage roof. The interior features natural materials , energy-efficient fixtures, and eco-friendly finishes free of harmful chemicals. The house design minimized erosion and site impact during construction. Stormwater runoff is managed onsite and drained into the bocce ball court, which filters the water before it flows to the aquifer. + Rowland + Broughton Via Dezeen Images via Rowland + Broughton

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Visitors Fined For Climbing Shigeru Ban’s Aspen Art Museum

October 7, 2014 by  
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Interaction with visitors might have been one of Shigeru Ban ’s goals when he designed the new Aspen Art Museum , but three visitors took the concept a bit too literally and got themselves arrested after their attempt to climb the 47-foot-tall museum walls. The climbers have to pay a fine of $150, do 10 hours of community service, and will not be allowed to visit the museum for an entire year. Read the rest of Visitors Fined For Climbing Shigeru Ban’s Aspen Art Museum Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: art museum , aspen art museum , controversial buildings , lattice architecture , Museum , shigeru ban , veneer , wooden architecture , wooden facade , woven exterior

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Cardboard Safari’s Cruelty-Free Taxidermy Kits Bring Your Walls to Life

October 7, 2014 by  
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If you’re looking for some tongue-in-cheek, slightly ironic wall decoration, look no further than Cardboard Safari . The Charlottesville–based company creates animal busts to hang on walls like hunting trophies, only without injuring any living creature: they only use sustainable and recycled materials to bring their designs to life. The animal heads come in a variety of different species , ranging from deer, moose, and bison to giraffes, lions, and warthogs. Although most are only available in natural cardboard or white hues, some also come in black or red, or even printed patterns : who wouldn’t want a floral unicorn head on their wall? Read the rest of Cardboard Safari’s Cruelty-Free Taxidermy Kits Bring Your Walls to Life Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal heads , Animals , cardboard , cardboard animals , cardboard heads , cardboard home decor , cardboard safari , cardboard taxidermy , cruelty-free taxidermy , deer , Elephant , giraffe , green home decor , laser cut cardboard , moose , rhino , sustainable home decor , taxidermy , unicorn , unicorns , wall art , warthog

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INFOGRAPHIC: Edible, Medicinal, or Just Bizarre, Here are 50 Amazing Facts About Plants

June 19, 2014 by  
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Plants are wonderful on so many different levels. They purify the air around us , and we can eat them , use them as medicine , build with them, and even just enjoy them for their healing , calming presence as well. We use plant fibers for clothing, giant grasses to build with ( bamboo anyone?), and many of our favorite dishes just wouldn’t be the same without fresh herbs added to them. Did you know that certain plants actually consume mosquito larvae for food? Or that plant species have been found that are over 20 million years old?! From microscopic moss to rat-eating carnivorous plants , there are hundreds of thousands of known plant species out there (80,000 of which are edible!) and more are being discovered all the time. Check out the infographic below to find out some incredible facts about some of the many plants you thought you knew. + Chadwicks The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air purifying plants , Aspen , bamboo , bladderwort , carnivorous plants , carrots , edible plants , flower , flowers , grasses , herb , herbal medicine , herbs , infographic , infographics , medicinal plants , MoSS , mosses , plant , plants , poison , poison garden , poisonous plants , poisons , Trees , woad

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Solar Taxis Offer a Clean Energy Solution for Environmentally Conscious Cities

June 19, 2014 by  
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Energy efficiency is a major concern for modern cities, and continually pumping our vehicles with finite fossil fuels is clearly not the answer. To offer a more environmentally conscious solution, designer Hakan Gürsu of Designnobis has proposed Solar Taxis, eco-vehicles powered by clean energy for urban use. Topped by solar panels, the Solar Taxi is surrounded by a transparent outer shell that’s rugged enough for tough roads. The spacious design would also offer enough room to accommodate physically disabled passengers. The Solar Taxi design won the 2013 – 2014 A’ Design Award Winner in the Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design Category. + DESIGNNOBIS The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , cars , clean electricity , designnobis , eco vehicle , green car , green transportation , Hakan Gürsu , reader submitted content , solar panels , Solar Power , solar taxi

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Raw Studio’s LED Lamps Offer an Enlightened Alternative to Antler Hunting Trophies

June 19, 2014 by  
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We’ll never understand how taxidermy chic took off – after all, what’s so attractive about decking the walls with dead animals? UK-based Raw Studio offers an enlightened alternative to traditional hunting trophies with their brilliant antler-shaped LED lamp . It’s shaped like a plaque with branching antlers, and it’s lined with a strip of low-energy LED lights that provide subtle illumination. Read the rest of Raw Studio’s LED Lamps Offer an Enlightened Alternative to Antler Hunting Trophies Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: antler-shaped LED lighting fixture , energy efficient lighting , Furniture Fair New York 2014 , hunting trophies design , icff 2014 , ICFF lighting design , lamp design , LED lighting fixture , LED lights , Raw Studio design , Raw Studio ICFF

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Solar-Powered La Muna House was Renovated with a Rich Palette of Reclaimed Materials

October 9, 2012 by  
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The Plongeoir is a Tiny Timber House That Doubles as a Canvas in the French Countryside

October 9, 2012 by  
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Sparano + Mooney’s Beautiful Kimball Art Center Proposal Takes Inspiration From Aspens

January 5, 2012 by  
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