Monthly Archives: September 2011

It’s A Hard Enough Life….

….for us. Planning, leading, whatever you want to call it. It’s difficult. Not because it streches your brainpower, but because it takes experience. Something I do not have enough of apparently. I have spent years of my life devoted to planning, … Continue reading

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PassivHaus

 PassivHaus: Performance  What is a Passivhaus?  The definition of a passivhaus is based on its extremely low energy need. Passivhaus buildings consume less than a quarter of the energy required for a standard building. They have no separate heating systems … Continue reading

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Struggling to Form Identity

We, as a council and as a community, have come to an impasse. We are trying to figure out where we are, who we are. Our vision remains uncertain, in which our end-game is missing. Why do were currently fail … Continue reading

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ARCH 1XXX

Architecture is the use of artistic talent and technical knowledge. Apart from the design of individual buildings, architecture can embrace town planning, landscaping and even furniture design. Space and volume, light and shadow, materials and texture all play their part … Continue reading

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HRCball

It’s All the Rage in Taiwan! So tonight I went up to the 6th floor crossover for Ross’ cupcake decorating event. Sure I decorated a few cupcakes. One was my modernist-utilitarian cupcake [a cupcake with nothing on it], and another … Continue reading

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Palle-tecture

 Reshape, Inform, Inspire:  Adaptive Reuse of Pallets  A pallet is a flat transport structure that supports shipped goods in a stable manner while being lifted by a forklift, pallet jack, or front loader.  Containerization for transport has increased the use … Continue reading

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Kitchen

Thank you to everyone who worked on finding, purchasing and organizing things in the Community Kitchen! It looks great and things are easy to find. The new drying racks are handy too. [HRCNBD]

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Architecture

Hello all, I have started to put posts on my site involving interesting things I find in Architecture. I have decided to put most of it on a page [Architecture] on my own blog so it does not clog-up the … Continue reading

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Colloquium Magnum: Michael Oakeshott

This evening in our colloquium magnum we had a dicussion on an essay of Michael Oakeshott. Michael Oakeshott was an English philosopher and political theorist who wrote about philosophy of history, philosophy of religion, aesthetics, and philosophy of law. He is widely … Continue reading

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