Author Archives: Hajo Meijer

About Hajo Meijer

Hajo Meijer is the sole proprietor of Ecocentric Design, committed to deeply sustainable architecture. Hajo is a graduate from the faculty of Architecture at the TU Delft in the Netherlands and a certified Passive House Designer. Hajo lives with his family on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Whole Earth Summit

Head on over to Whole Earth Summit to listen to some inspiring visionaries! Replays are available at http://wholeearthsummit.org/replay/

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Passive House in 90 sec.

Learn about Passive House in 90 seconds with this neat video by the people at http://pinwheelbuilds.com/

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Kaslo Water Street Plan Approved

At last weeks’ council meeting (Dec 10, 2013), the above redevelopment plan of Water Street has been approved. Curb and paving is set to happen in 2014, walkway and landscaping the next year. Council had asked me to modify option … Continue reading

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Smart Stairs

Recently I had the pleasure to return to a set of stairs I designed about 7 years ago, when I just started out with my own design studio. Then the Cathro family, expecting their first child, wanted to create a … Continue reading

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Why you want to pay premium for design.

A recent conversation with a fellow dog owner the beach, on one of my morning walks with our puppy Shagga, prompted me to re-post the¬†following ‘Designer’s Open Letter to His Future Clients‘, written by my friend and fellow Kaslovian, Blair … Continue reading

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the Ridge: al.most.finished!

It has been a couple of weeks since I visited the site and took these pictures…¬†The Ridge is almost finished! Last week I heard the parging was being applied to the foundation. Would be nice to see that blue skin … Continue reading

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Passive House is Sexy!

Passive House is sexy! This cheeky video by Plate-forme Maison Passive in Belgium proves it:

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The Ridge: week 32

It’s been already a month now since I’m back from vacation (a 2 week visit to the Netherlands, and a short tour of Europe, of which I am hoping to show some pictures here in the near future) and it’s … Continue reading

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Post & Beam Barn = Climbing Wall 2

Rob Wilkes has added some more braces to the barn… and then a climbing wall! Great idea to add some fun to this working building! Again, my thanks to Sarah Evans for taking and sharing these pictures!

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Post & Beam Barn II

Nine foot knee braces, eight inch diameter. Tight joinery.

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