Love your Planet; it is Earth Day! We talk about what architects can do to lessen the impact of buildings on neighborhoods, cities, and our planet.
We’re about to start construction on the Carmen Avenue house. Our remodel and addition will give this Andersonville home a new lease on life.
We love using recycled, reclaimed, and sustainably produced wood products. Today lets talk about why responsible wood sourcing is so important to moss.
Curious City recently answered, “Why does Chicago have so many revolving doors?” That made us wonder how many people know that using revolving doors saves energy. If you didn’t before, now you can feel a tiny boost of adult pride and child-like glee when you chose the revolving doors; you’re saving energy while you run around in…
Nearly every building ends up in the landfill eventually. Designers need to challenge ourselves not just to reuse materials but make sure they are reusable.
Have you ridden in an Uber? Stayed in an Airbnb space? Then you’ve joined the sharing economy. Moss explores what can it mean for buildings.
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.
This ubiquitous building material lurks behind nearly every residential wall but is hardly ever seen. We may not see it, but it is busy holding the roof up over our heads.
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…
For all the noise made about sustainable technology ( PV panels on the roof, energy star everything, etc. ) an equally important part of what makes a building green is invisible. Today’s post explores some of the less tangible qualities that make a green building – nothing you can buy, or add on after the fact – concepts…
Four Tips for a Green Bathroom Remodel: Choose Water Saving Fixtures, Maximize Daylight, Incorporate Recycled and Upcycled Materials and Keep Toxins Out!