Less Intuition, More Design

Less Intuition, More Design

It is not sufficient, for design purposes, to know which way is south.  Because of shading, every site has it’s own exposure to the sun.  We measure that.

Pave with Solar Panels

Pave with Solar Panels

What if we use public right-of-way land to gather solar energy to keep our roadways clear, street lights lit, and have enough power to left over to push back into the grid?

Take the City Back from the Cars

Take the City Back from the Cars

Not long ago, Amsterdam was a city plagued with traffic congestion.  The city has transformed itself into a model of health, energy efficiency, and higher quality of life.

The Threat of Invisible Water

The Threat of Invisible Water

High performance building demands a solid understanding of building science, beginning with how water behaves in construction assemblies over time

Designing with Sheets of Light

Designing with Sheets of Light

One of the most exciting and interesting aspects of architecture is lighting design, and emerging technologies are creating an ever . . .

Moving Earth in China

Moving Earth in China

China is undertaking the largest building boom in the history of the world.  A00 Architects are working to introduce SIREWALL . . .

Sirewall FAQ – Your Questions Answered

Sirewall FAQ – Your Questions Answered

Do you have any burning questions about SIREWALL and how it can incorporate into your new structure? We will go through and answer a lot of the questions that we hear the most, and see if we can give you a better idea of how you can use SIREWALL in your next project.

Ten Inspirational Shipping Container Homes

Ten Inspirational Shipping Container Homes

Some of the best recycled building materials to used for the largest impact on structure are shipping containers. They are plentiful, great building blocks, and can be laid out into amazing designs. Here are a few of our favorites…

How to Build a SIREWALL Structure

How to Build a SIREWALL Structure

Part of what distinguishes SIREWALL from what we refer to as ‘traditional rammed earth’ has to do with what materials we build with, and part has to do with how we build….

Passive House FAQ – Your Questions Answered

Passive House FAQ – Your Questions Answered

Have questions about Passive House? We will go through and try to answer each and every one of your questions so you have the knowledge you need to choose this excellent building technology…

Passive House – A Quick Introduction

Passive House – A Quick Introduction

The principles and technologies we employ are exemplified by what northern Europeans consider to be best practice, and have been refining for years… which they refer to as ‘Passive House’…