Green Design

Product Focus: Cor-ten Weathering Steel

Designing for harsh climates, like the Colorado Rockies means giving special attention to the materials used. As architects and designers, we refuse to sacrifice inspired design or top-notch functionality in any custom home or business. A product meeting both those demands is weathering steel or Cor-ten as...

Sustainability Corner: Daylighting

Natural light not only gives depth and brightness to a space, but will also cut down on your energy bills! Through careful design windows and skylights can fully illuminate a space during daytime hours. Windows need to be placed strategically in order to maximize light...

Green Design Trends for 2013

In a field like green design, keeping up with the latest trends can be difficult. Thankfully there are some industry leaders that have their finger on the pulse of this ever-developing field. Here are some of the hottest eco-friendly design trends for the new year....

Sustainability Corner: Passive Heating through Thermal Mass

During these cold winter months it’s easy to feel the strain on the electric bill trying to heat a leaky house. One effective way of helping ease these heating costs is to use the benefit of thermal mass. Thermal mass is considered any building material...

Step-Up Sustainability with Salvaged Materials

Sustainable architecture has been catching the attention of the public for quite some time now and we can see why. Architecture that focuses on sustainability is not only a fantastic way to give back to the environment, but can also help you save on certain...

Integrating Nature into the Home

Keeping nature in mind when designing a home in Steamboat Springs is a fantastic way to create a natural and organic look while also adding environmentally friendly elements to the mix. In an effort to help spark some inspiration for bringing nature into your next...

New Skyscraper Rises from Rubbish

Most people don't think twice about trash or even the idea of using it to construct a brand-new building. However, this is the approach that is being taken for a new skyscraper that has been designed for the city of São Paulo in Brazil. This...

Spotlight On: The Francis Gregory Library

A new library in the Washington D.C. area is catching a lot of attention and we can see why. The Francis Gregory Library is a new project that has caught our eye. This unique structure uses various materials and an original design to create a...

Bank of America Tower Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

The Bank of America Tower in midtown New York City recently achieved LEED Platinum certification, making it the first commercial high-rise to do so. We love seeing a beautiful skyscraper taking steps to create a more sustainable and environmentally friendly design. According to ArchDaily,...

Sustainable Skyscraper in London Changes the Game

It's no secret how popular the idea of sustainable building has become recently. However, a new skyscraper in London is changing the game when it comes to sustainable design. Nicknamed "The Razor," this building is 42 stories tall and has wind turbines at the top,...