These projects have in common the practical application of solar energy. The first one, entered in a New York City “Urban Shed” competition, was on display at the NYC Center for Architecture. It was about sustainable ways to build construction barricades, an ever present part of the city streetscape. It was constructed from shipping containers and used solar powered lighting.
The second project, an entry in AIA “New Home on the Range Competition,” was about innovations in sustainable housing and was a zero energy house that used melted snow for grey water and solar hot air heating in a cold climate. The site was in Colorado. We maintain a special interest in solar hot air heating and often attend events and seminars dealing with the topic.