Author: David

Lights III

I'm working to get to the end of the Light selection and process soon. At this point I'm sure now most of the time Architects just place in lights in locations to get the affect they are after, then multiple groups of others are in...

2016 Architecture & Design Trends

Trends define a generation. In architecture, they create moods for the industry and determine how personal space may influence daily lifestyles. Before presenting our 7 current home design trends, it is important to clarify the difference between ‘trend’ and ‘fad.’ Often used synonymously, their meanings...

Lights II

Not much to report this week. I did spend a lot of time learning about the current situation of lights in general. The higher the CRI, the more watts that are required. So you can have high CRI, high lumen, and high watts or you...

Zero Energy Tvzeb Studio

Not everything has to be made of steel! ---------------------------------------- This gorgeous zero energy Tvzeb studio boasts all kinds of innovative design strategies - from geothermal and solar energy generation to a Corten steel shell, extensive glazing to maximize views and winter solar gain, LED lighting and wall...

Electrical Lighting

This is the section of the house that I have deeded working on and waited as long as I could to start on it. Lighting defines the way a space looks and feels at night and can influence it's inhabitants in many different ways. I've...

How Shipping Containers Are Made

This is a video we produced from inside a Chinese factory showing the building of an intermodal shipping container. These containers are purpose built for BigSteelBox and are are painted our colors and branded with decals in the factory. Full Video on Youtube From BigBoxSteel  ...

Hot Water and Passive Lighting

I've been learning Revit and while a lot of companies products we intend to use use have moved on from AutoCad and Sketchup to providing BIM file, many companies still have yet to provide these files and/or are scared to proved them due potential of...

65 Shipping Container amphitheater

Creative commercial use of containers. ----------------------------- What can you make with 65 old, used shipping containers? How about a huge building with an amphitheater, offices and a sustainable development educational center. Spot Cool Stuff has previously reported on creative shipping container architecture. We’ve had dinner with a prominent...

Ventilation

To meet Passive House requirements the interior air has to be cycled via some type of mechanical air exchange as the overall building living space is air tight. We have decided to go with an Ultimate Air 200DX ERV as it meets our space and CFM...