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Designs of Cargo Planes

  • July 6, 2018
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From Benedict Redgrove’s Air Cargo series. More @ WIRED

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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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ZEN MOBILE

  • April 11, 2018
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via Colossal The Kei Truck, or kei-tora for short, is a tiny but practical vehicle that originated in Japan. Although these days it’s widely used throughout Asia and other parts of the world, in Japan you’ll often see them used in the construction and agriculture industries as they can maneuver through small side streets and easily park. And […]

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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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Beachcombing and the Design Process

This morning I was remembering some of my favorite finds on the beach when I was a kid.  One was a baby abalone shell, only about an inch on the long side.  Another was a large conical shell that was uncommon for our beaches in Southern California.  Both finds filled me with exhilaration; finding a […]

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Bathers by a River

  • July 1, 2017
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Bathers by a River Text from AIC NYT.com Interactive Feature Matisse worked on Bathers by a River over the course of at least 8 years. During its long evolution, it became an important vehicle for his methods of modern construction, and its many stages reveal the deep connections with many works made during the 1913–17 period. The idea […]

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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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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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You’re moving into WHAT?

WAMO Studio is converting Taos Cow’s industrial walk-in freezer to its new office/studio.  The 550 square foot space will be a fun conversion project for architect, Vahid Mojarrab who enjoys urban infill projects as well as recycling and reinventing the defunct and underutilized spaces around us.

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