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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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Machines that suck CO₂ from the AIR

pretty cool, via ARS – When you spill a drink, you don’t say, “Oh well, the only thing we can do is spill fewer drinks in the future.” You grab a towel. So there’s also a natural attraction to the idea that we should develop a towel that can remove CO2from the atmosphere. That isn’t as […]

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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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NASA Spacecrafts

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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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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