2015 February 21

Alan Abrams on Passive House

Alan surveys our newly staked lot prior to construction

Alan Abrams, our architect, blogs about passive house and other build and design topics on his website. He also chronicled the construction of our home in a series of posts:

2015 January 11

Guiding Principles

Bubble map of proposed ground floor and other preliminary doodles
A look at the ideals that shaped our design and building process.

2013 December 2

HPI Image Extractor

The catalog and CDs from Hemera Photo-Objects

The various Hemera Photo-Objects libraries aren’t much use to designers anymore, since the image format is proprietary and the browser software obsolete. But it turns out the file format is basically a container for a JPG of the image and a PNG of the mask.

2012 December 24

Generational Tech

Baby Aidan on the computer
One of Aidan’s most-loved pastimes is pounding on the computer keys! He’s an Internet baby, no doubt about it.
For the first millenia of modern humanity, major new inventions were pretty rare. But recent generations have seen numerous technological milestones. For no good reason, I thought I’d jot down what strike me as the most important inventions each recent generation was the first to grow up with.