75 SqM Summer Home by Michelle Linden

Very often, when discussing green architecture we neglect to mention the greenest thing we can do - which is build less. This home manages to build small (smaller footprint means less embodied energy and future energy use), while also integrating some very green ideas. The 37mm thick walls create a thermal mass that keeps the house cool and warm depending on the time of year. Added to that are solar panels and triple paned windows, all decreasing the draw of energy off of the grid.

But really, for me, one of the big draws is the spare, yet eclectic - totally Scandinavian - interior design!
If anyone knows the website of the architect Torbjörn Hoeg, I'd love to check out more work!

Via Shoebox Dwelling via Wave Avenue

Studio Vision has brought me back by Michelle Linden

Anyone who follows this blog (is there anyone still out there?!?!) has probably noticed that it has been a while since I last posted...

Since my last post, I've merged practices with Henry Walters of Drome Design Studio to form atelier drome, llp. We're pretty excited about our merger and feel blessed to be busy! But, it has been too long since this blog has been active, so we're going to try and make an effort to reactivate the blog. This blog has meant a lot to me, a source of inspiration when I was working in jobs feeling less than inspired... a means of connecting to friends and new acquaintances across the globe... and now I hope to take this blog with me on a new journey with my new company.

Even though this post doesn't have any architectural photos... I can't think of a better product to summarize my aesthetic. When I first saw this bench (is that what you'd call it?) on shoebox dwelling, I actually gasped. I absolutely love the minimal design with the surprise inside.