Category Archives: Natural Building
About a month ago I attended the Passive House Conference in Vancouver where Chris Magwood from the Endeavor Centre presented his research on the impact of materials choice in the building of a Passive House (or any other super insulated … Continue reading
Recently I had the pleasure to see Bjørn Kierulf of Createrra Architects in Slovakia, give a presentation at BUILDEX Vancouver, about Passive Houses built with natural materials. Natural Passive House Driven by the desire to build Passive Houses as natural as possible, … Continue reading
Recently I designed this Gym for a couple of professional athletes that had moved from Calgary, where they lived around the corner of one the biggest work-out centres in North America, to Kaslo (pop. 1000) with only one small fitness centre – and it’s … Continue reading
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!
Nine foot knee braces, eight inch diameter. Tight joinery.
Rob Wilkes is doing a nice job building this log post and beam barn! About a year ago I helped him design the structure and since then he has been working on it in his spare time. He selectively harvested trees … Continue reading
Natural Homes is putting together a picture gallery illustrating the various design patterns from ‘A Pattern Language’ by Christopher Alexander (et all). Mouse over the pictures to see which pattern the picture illustrates and click to see the picture on … Continue reading