7.38 Material reuse and waste reduction

7.38 Material reuse and waste reduction

7.38.USA-9-detail-c Highlights Relevant to Sustainable Design: Move with the land. This is the house that I designed for a friend’s parents on a beautiful beachfront property on Nantucket. The challenge in the design was that the land was eroding. So I developed a...
7.39-7.40 Edgartown harbor

7.39-7.40 Edgartown harbor

7.40.USA-10-detail-a Edgartown Highlights Relevant to Sustainable Design: Remote locations often require a keen look at energy, given high costs to deliver each kW. Martha’s Vineyard is an island off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, that is something of a time capsule of...
10.1-10.4 Fern curl simplicity inspiration

10.1-10.4 Fern curl simplicity inspiration

10.2.Islands-1-detail-a Fern Curl Highlights Relevant to Sustainable Design: We can learn from natural form. On my first trip to Hawaii, in my late twenties during the second half of the 1990s, I was focused more on finding the best surf and windsurfing spots than...
10.5 Military innovation leadership

10.5 Military innovation leadership

10.5.Islands-1-detail-c Military Innovation Highlights Relevant to Sustainable Design: Our military sustains our freedom with an eye on efficiency. The tragic bombing of Pearl Harbor was a defining moment in American history, when we experienced a vulnerability that...
10.6 Maritime efficiency design

10.6 Maritime efficiency design

10.6.Islands-1-detail-d Hawaii Wall Mount Sink Highlights Relevant to Sustainable Design: We can learn from military courage and efficiency. In Hawaii, as I toured the Pearl Harbor memorial, I spotted several design features that caught my attention. On the USS Bowfin...
10.7-10.8 Hawaii bungalow design

10.7-10.8 Hawaii bungalow design

10.8.Island-2-detail-a Hawaii bungalow Highlights Relevant to the Sustainable Design: We can learn from the ultimate in natural light and ventilation. This sketchbook is from my second trip to Hawaii. The island of Hawaii, also called the Big Island, is home to the...