Chris Laumer-Giddens's Blog Posts Tagged 'Architecture' (4)

High Performance Tiny House, an Experiment

High Performance Tiny House, an Experiment

In graduate school, I chose to focus on the work of Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto, during a study abroad trip. One of the buildings that stood out, was his …


Added by Chris Laumer-Giddens on January 11, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

Installing Ducted Mini-Splits and ERV in Modern High Performance Home

Things are really moving along on the Proud Green…


Added by Chris Laumer-Giddens on March 26, 2013 at 11:18am — 15 Comments

No Carts Before Horses - Design for Energy Efficiency Early

My recent visit to Savannah for the USGBC's green product expo charged up my historic preservation bug and got me to thinking about how to apply building science to historic buildings.

Most of us that have ever lived in, owned, or even just visited a historic home…


Added by Chris Laumer-Giddens on May 4, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

No More "Damn Architects!" - The Case for Integrated Design

In 1997, I helped my parents design and build their home. Early in the construction process, I had suggested that the house be built 25 feet back from where we originally had it planned, and that the fireplace be moved to the back side of the living room. We had already put the stakes in the ground and were ready to start digging for…


Added by Chris Laumer-Giddens on April 19, 2011 at 6:19am — No Comments


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