Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Tension Fabric Roofs
We've been experimenting with new materials on our Little Homes. The tension fabric roofs aren't new but seldom if ever used for residential applications. For those of us who live in Denver Colorado and those who use the Denver International Airport terminal, we have experienced what a tension fabric roof can do for the indoor environment. ,A tent-like roof on a small house can distribute light to the interior with a natural outdoor-like quality. Next summer we hope to be able to offer a fabric roof on some of our houses in limited cities.
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Sunday, December 11, 2011
Seaside Florida, a unique New Town on the Gulf Coast of the Florida panhandle, has matured since its inception 30 years ago. Seaside was a New Urbanism concept community design that you can read about on the community website. I'm most interested today in the large number of Accessory Dwelling Units that have been built. They are used as vacation cottages and marketed through their website. On the whole the cottages are above garages and very attractive though varied within the community style. Take a look at some of them here.