Windows connect us to nature, offer views, and natural light, and fresh air. Some history, technology and taxonomy of these essential building elements.
In today’s post, we’ll explain why the balconies of the Marina City towers, featured last week, are so great (Hint: its not just because they are half round in shape) and some of the other features of a great tall building balcony.
The tallest structure in the world for 31 years, the Eiffel Tower is a miracle of prefabrication and precision manufacturing. It opened 126 years ago today.
Here are some of moss’s favorite flooring choices from past projects. We covered concrete floors Tuesday. Today, wood!
Here are some of moss’s favorite flooring choices from past projects. Today, concrete. Thursday, wood.
The Greystone is one of Chicago’s most lovely building types. Learn how Chicago created this classic urban residential form.
Here’s one way to make warm shelter without electricity or any conventional materials. Today let’s admire the clever engineering of the traditional igloo.
With news that Sonoma County intends to become the first 100% sustainable wine region in the world, it seems only fitting that we explore it by bike. moss visited the region to explore some of the current sustainable practices and taste some of the wine, of course. This sparked some thoughts about how design and layout…
This latest fruit of the moss Furniture Division is an eclectic tribute to some of Chicago’s history. Made (and inspired) right here in our home city, the Railroader Console could be right at home with you. Click here to make it yours!
Most, if not all, of our clients come to us looking for a strong ethic of sustainability to underpin their project, so dealing with green certifications is often of interest. Some of them are far more relavant to our clients than others. Here is a rundown of some of the important green certifications you…
The “three R’s” we learned about in school still pertain today. How do our municipal programs to “divert” waste from landfills work toward zero waste
In the collage above are just a SMALL SAMPLE of our favorite uses of reclaimed wood in moss projects (from top left): Bowling Alley Bench, Begyle Tasting Room, Brew, Bar Pastoral, 2 Sparrows, and Erie Street Loft. Keep reading to see why and how we seek to use reclaimed wood products as often as possible. It is a truth pretty universally acknowledged…