Archive for 2013

Dec
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Happy Holidays!

I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Holiday and New Year!

Nov
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The Voice Array

Wow -this may bug the heck out of your eyes but I think the thought that went into it is pretty cool. You say something that then is heard alone and then with everyone who went before you. The sound is also transmitted as an LED flash on a wall. Check it out.

“Voice Array” at MCA Sydney (2011) by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer from bitforms gallery on Vimeo.

Source: Lozano-Hemmer

Nov
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Podcast #37 – Spray Foam Insulation

Scott-GloweIt had been a while since my last video discussion with Scott Glowe of St Croix Insulation. We are specifying more and more spray foam insulation in our projects and thought it would be great to have a conversation with Scott about the product. Some off the things we discuss are:

-What is spray foam insulation?
-How does it compare to other types of insulation?
-How is it applied and in what applications?
-What are the costs and benefits of spray foam insulation?

Feel free to contact Scott through his website or via email at scott@stcroixinsulation.com
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Oct
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Shoveling & Clean Water

The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization is a past Client and are experts in everything water. With winter on the way, they have put this video together on tips to keep salt and other pollutants out of our streams and rivers. Great information!

Oct
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Project Update – Before & After

Project Update – Before & After

Some friends that I hadn’t been in touch with for 20 some years searched me out to help them remodel a home they just purchased. I love it! Besides the fun of reconnecting, they were looking to transform a basic stock house into a modern styled home.

We kept the same shape and bones of the home but with some simple yet bold moves of new siding, colors and a screened porch, the transformation has begun! On the interior, we relocated the entry and kitchen as the stock home had been placed with the ‘front’ actually to the back of the property. Industrial materials work in harmony with cherry and maple wood accents.

We are wrapping up the construction drawings and they have already tackled the new roof and some of the siding – just in time for winter!

Sovil-Exterior
Sovil-Interior

Oct
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3D… or is it?

Is this a flat plane or a hole into a different realm? You know how I love to share videos of things I think are cool. This is one of those. Projecting video presentations on whiteboards is nothing new but…take a look!

Sep
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Architect’s Home Tour

Last weekend was the big Homes by Architects Tour! This is a huge event where around 20 homes that are designed by architects are opened to the public. They are mainly clustered in the Twin Cities area. AIA Minnesota organizes the event and it takes a lot of great volunteers to pull it off.

If you have followed my blog, you have seen our project -Bald Eagle Lake Residence -develop. The Contractor, Cates Fine Homes, suggested putting the home on the tour and with the ‘OK’ from our fabulous homeowners, we did! As long as my Client is happy, I’m happy but I have to admit it was fun hearing the feedback from those seeing it for the first time. The video below give a glimpse what the experience was like. Take a look!

Architect’s Home Tour 2013 from michael huber architects on Vimeo.

Sep
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Incredible FLW Falling Water Animation

This is really cool! Living in the Midwest, I have been fortunate to see many projects by Frank Lloyd Wright but not Falling Water. This amazing animation by Eterea Studios makes you feel like you are there. It also extrudes the home from the ground up- giving you a glimpse of how it is set in the landscape. Well worth taking a look!

Fallingwater from Cristóbal Vila on Vimeo.

Aug
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Eat your heart out Partridge Family

Am I dating myself? When I was young, (younger), The Partridge Family was a big television show and toured around in an old school bus as a family band. I used to do all kinds of doodles on remodeling that bus into a more comfortable space. Here is a story of an architecture student that took it a step further and actually did a build out. Ah the memories…

Follow Hank’s journey HERE. Fun!

Aug
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8 One-minute Design Projects

Common items used in unique ways – fun!

Aug
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Architectural Timelapse

If you haven’t seen this, please take a look. The video is called ‘NightVision’ and highlights a diverse grouping of architecture from around the world. The project began through Kickstarter and received additional support from the American University of Paris.

NIGHTVISION from Luke Shepard on Vimeo.

Jul
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Project Update- Transit Facility 2

Brought out my little GoPro Hero 3 camera on a recent site visit (I love that thing). The transit facility is moving along and thought I would post a quick update. Oh, and it was hot and humid!
General Contractor: Adolph Peterson along with Walker Parking Consultants

Project Update- Transit Facility from michael huber architects on Vimeo.