Chris Laumer-Giddens's Blog – January 2016 Archive (2)

Using Stone and Wax for a Perfect Residential Building Enclosure

A Perfect Residential Building Enclosure

Buildings fail. It's a harsh reality, but they do, and for many different reasons. Two pretty common ways are by falling down, and by making the people in them sick. There is a long list of other reasons, but this post is focused on these two.

I am going to…

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Added by Chris Laumer-Giddens on January 19, 2016 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

High Performance Tiny House, an Experiment

High Performance Tiny House, an Experiment

In graduate school, I chose to focus on the work of Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto, during a study abroad trip. One of the buildings that stood out, was his …

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Added by Chris Laumer-Giddens on January 11, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

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