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Collaboration with Arlo Namingha

Working with Arlo and Nicole on a museum project, there was one sculpture that kept popping up in my head, staying with me day and night: “Windows and Doorways #1”. At dinner one night, Nicole mentioned how she envisioned herself living in that sculpture as a ‘cabin’ someday. So, Carol and I started this architectural […]

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Summit Preparatory School

The new girls’ dorm and conference center for Summit Preparatory School in Kalispell, Montana is situated a steep south facing sloped hill. WAMO Studio has designed this building to the Passive House standard. This building sets a new model for high school dormitory design in both social student life and low-carbon footprint

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The Painter’s Box

The Painter’s Studio: A painter’s studio is a particularly fun project.  In this case, the client wanted a simple and elegant solution within a modest budget.  The site has a defunct “stable” at the entry and a rambling Santa Fe home already built.  We have placed the studio as a link for the existing structures, […]

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NY Passive House Apartments

We’re making progress on the 10 story Passive House building in Manhattan.  The program has changed a bit.  We’re hoping to have more update soon.  Here is a snapshot of the project.

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2016 MFA / LIHTC Project Award

We are pleased to announce that WAMO Studio received the highest score for the 2016 MFA awards for Tierra Montosa.  This project will provide much needed affordable housing in the city of Taos; 44 rehab units and 26 new units which have been designed to Passive House standards.  We have also preserved space for the […]

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VolksHouse 3

Here is the glimpse of our next Passivehouse project, Volkshouse 3, in Flagstaff, Arizona. This project will be 6 rental units about 10 minutes south of downtown Flagstaff. The walls and floors, including the installation of the windows, will be manufactured off-site to Passivehouse standards and using certified components. This project is aiming to be […]

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The Vietnam War Gave Birth To Container

via DIGG – Whatever the bleating from the White House about trade, this is a story that we’re all entangled in every time we buy a toaster at Target or a t-shirt at TopShop. That’s because almost no matter where you live and how you shop, the vast majority of everything you buy came over to […]

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Volks House 2.0 makes its way past weather delays!

After weather delays, we’re back on Volks House 2.0. This is our next Passive House in the series of Volkshouses. We have completed the retaining walls as the site has quite bit of slope! The retaining walls are located outside of the thermal envelope to eliminate any thermal bridges.

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The Next Generation of Passive House

VolksHouse 3 The Next Generation of Passive House After building several certified passive houses, WAMO Studio is beginning construction of the first panelized passive house in the Southwest.  One of the objectives in designing this house in a more traditional Southwest style is to demonstrate that the Passive House science of construction does not dictate […]

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Passive House New Mexico

Since May 2012 a group of dedicated Passive House professionals and enthusiasts have been gathering to discuss the creation of a New Mexico Passive House group or organization that could serve to increase shared educational opportunities and the dissemination of the Passive House Approach. PASSIVE HOUSE NEW MEXICO was launched on July 2015 The primary […]

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